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Eng. breaks down when hot like a cyl cuts out. Could this be a coil module breaking down when hot . The bike other then this runs fine

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You need need to check the pulsar pick up ( like points for a cdi style ignition) , the coils,and the spark plug caps. If any of these are bad replace them. If all test good then your problem is a bad cdi box.

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