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Bike seems to be losing power and stalling when changing down gears. it will tick over when sitting no problem only when riding it will happen, any ideas.

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It almost sounds like dirty or sticking carburetor tops. Some vacuum carburetors have floating pistons. When they get dirty they stick causing all kinds of erratic accelerations and decelerations . I own several Honda Gl1000 Goldwings and yearly maintenance includes taking off the carb tops and cleaning the pistons. Like wise some bikes use vacuum carburetors with rubber diaphragms. These can suffer many of the same problems of they get dirt or carbon on them. They can also crack or tear and cause poor performance. I would start with a carburetor top inspection and cleaning.

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