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RVF 400 NC35, cough's and splutters 5000-7000rpm

I have recently purchased a nc35 first registered in 2001, done less than 5000km goes really well but last couple of weeks bike seems to be choking between 5000-7000rpm then runs fine from there on, it first started when it was cold but now does it all the time.bike was serviced when i bought it a month ago from a dealer (importer) and has no noises and is really smooth, engine has plenty of retardation when throttling off and seems fine apart from this problem. If you slowly throttle through the rev range its fine but if you open the throttle than the problem occurs. any help would be great as i live in a small country town and the nearest service centre is 450km's away. i would take it to the dealer but they are in melbourne which is around 2000km from where i am and hoping that it might be something simple otherwise it will take about a month to get it there and back as its still under warranty.

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