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Riding a 2001 748 at track days, it runs fine for several sessions, then loses power, starts rattling and the oil light flashes. I can barely limp it back to the pit. It starts and idles after I have the problem. The oil is at a normal level. It seems this only happens when it's hot, but not always. The bike is track prepped, with the kickstand removed and a bypass on the kickstand senson, and all the lighting wiring disconnected and removed. Also, when I turn it on, it doesn't always want to turn over. All indicators come on, but the starter won't engage. Probably two different problems, but they may be related.

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Loss of Power. Could be due to gasket leak. Intake and exhaust valve problem. If the oil was low then the engine would have ceasedby now. Starter not engaging. Do you mean that the starter runs and does not rotate the flywheel? If so, then the magnet that retracts the starter pinion after the engine starts could be non functional. Or if you mean that the starter motor does not rotate despit all the lights coming on could be the carbons getting wornout. When they make a contact the starter works, and when they are not in contact the moter does not work even if all the lights are on.

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