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I have a 1996 620 rxc.after sitting for a night,i can kickstart the bike,but after that it acts like there is no spark.i have good compression and a new carburator.

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You're coil may be on it's way out and may need to be replaced. Check all you're ignition cables for wear and tear. It may also be that the bike is running to lean. But you should not try and play with the air fuel mixture a this may have catastophic consequences. You will need to get it done by a professional.

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