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My 1982 yamaha xz 550 vision keeps sputtering, whats the problem? example, i start in first gear, and as im accelerating the bike seems to jurk forward and sputter, could that mean there bad fuel somewhere? if so how do i fix this problem?

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Read the wikipedia entry under "yamaha vision". In 1982 there was a manufacturing defect in one of the idle circuits of the carburetors. Any competent motorcycle repair shop should be able to fix this.

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This could also be caused by a faulty plug cap or coil.

Seeing that the coils are much easier to test than the carbys are to remove,strip,clean,re-fit,adjust mixtures & syncronize,I suggest you start there. (see my tip on how to test motorcycle twin coils-in tips & tricks).

Just to get an idea what is going in you could also try & remove both spark plugs & compare them to each other.
Is one black & sooty? - too rich- poor combustion
Is one oily?-- not firing or mechanical problem
Hope this helps
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  • fillitup1200 Feb 25, 2011

    Start with the carbs! Almost always the problem on old motorcycles. Examine the tank for rust as that is the culprit usually. I've cleaned many Vision carbs and the story is almost always the same. Get a good clean and flush tank, install a very good filter and enjoy life!

  • fillitup1200 Feb 25, 2011

    Oh! and don't count on just any shop to be able to help you. Do visit ridersofvision.net for advice and help if needed.

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