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Engine stalls when put into first.No slack on clutch cable. Bike not used regularly.

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Check your idle speed.you should have about 1 cm of free play in the lever.also does it start up agian and are you able to drive it if not check your side stand switch

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I have a 1983 yamaha virago 920 and when i was riding the bike it was occasionaly backfiring and the bike would stall when i pulled in the clutch. but when i started messing with the throttl cable it strated to run ok but would still somewhat back fire out of the exhaust. any solutions?

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Always order the part for your model and year when getting parts and make sure it matches in length with the old one. Note how much cable is sticking out of the housing.
Is it 3 1/2 inches or 4 inches or 2 inches. make sure the new one matches.

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