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Power loss, sounds different - frustrated! 3 years 6 days ago #112824

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Just a stupid question here but did you clean your airfilter after your rather muddy ride :huh:

Yup! Also mentioned in the post. I actually cleaned it 3 times to make sure :laugh:
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Power loss, sounds different - frustrated! 3 years 5 days ago #112828

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Quick update-

Yesterday On the N1 between Woodstock and Bellville, When I speed up and reach 120-130, the bike starts stuttering and spluttering, so much so, that I have to pull over on the yellow lane and kind of coast, until the life comes back and i can speed up again. I repeated this process about 4 times. I'm guessing the whole problem is fuel delivery?
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Power loss, sounds different - frustrated! 3 years 5 days ago #112829

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Are the battery terminals properly fastened and clean? The new shapes are sensitive ito electrics.
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Check the vacuum hose and clamps.
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Power loss, sounds different - frustrated! 3 years 5 days ago #112831

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Abre wrote:
Are the battery terminals properly fastened and clean? The new shapes are sensitive ito electrics.

I am pretty sure that they are fastened, but I'll check. Any other particular spots I should check for electric problems?
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Power loss, sounds different - frustrated! 3 years 5 days ago #112832

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Hardus wrote:
Check the vacuum hose and clamps.

Thanks! I might just replace the whole vacuum hose. I have taken it off before and put it back on with pliers, so a hole or tear is not impossible.
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Power loss, sounds different - frustrated! 3 years 5 days ago #112834

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JakesZA wrote:
Abre wrote:
Are the battery terminals properly fastened and clean? The new shapes are sensitive ito electrics.

I am pretty sure that they are fastened, but I'll check. Any other particular spots I should check for electric problems?

Perhaps where the negative is earthed.

What was the rev counter doing when the bike stalled?
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Power loss, sounds different - frustrated! 3 years 5 days ago #112835

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Abre wrote:
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Abre wrote:
Are the battery terminals properly fastened and clean? The new shapes are sensitive ito electrics.

I am pretty sure that they are fastened, but I'll check. Any other particular spots I should check for electric problems?

Perhaps where the negative is earthed.

What was the rev counter doing when the bike stalled?

I don't think I really looked? I was to busy trying to move across the road and not get hit :laugh:
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Power loss, sounds different - frustrated! 3 years 5 days ago #112836

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The bike will feel like it is running out of fuel when a terminal is loose. The rev counter needle will jump up and down.

Your problem seems different though.
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Had a similar problem a while back when Abre and I did a ride out Brits way.... similar symptoms... turned out that petcock diaphragm was toast.. fuel ran into carb while parked... overflowed into engine itself... DrKLR took a day to strip and sort... end of problem B)
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