Losing power


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Kodiaksmoke
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Losing power

Postby Kodiaksmoke » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:05 pm



Anybody have suggestions on loss of power on my bike when it gets warm and been on for good 20 miles I lose power checked carbs look good someone said rectifier I'm not sure but love my bike and wanna do it myself anything helps thanks guys



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Oldbear
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Re: Losing power

Postby Oldbear » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:18 pm

Are you losing "power" as in engine is not responding? Or are you losing electrical power?
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Kodiaksmoke
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Re: Losing power

Postby Kodiaksmoke » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:21 pm

Engine power , not electrical no lights dim when it happens

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Re: Losing power

Postby wingman12 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:55 pm

I'm going to suggest testing your fuel delivery system. First take bike for a ride and when it boggs down quickly loosen the fuel cap and see it it recovers right away. It sounds like either a plugged vent on your gas cap or fuel filter clogged or maybe a fuel pump issue. Check the easy things. Other ideas will arrive as time goes on. Keep us posted and good luck. :D :D

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Re: Losing power

Postby Kodiaksmoke » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:59 pm

wingman12 wrote:I'm going to suggest testing your fuel delivery system. First take bike for a ride and when it boggs down quickly loosen the fuel cap and see it it recovers right away. It sounds like either a plugged vent on your gas cap or fuel filter clogged or maybe a fuel pump issue. Check the easy things. Other ideas will arrive as time goes on. Keep us posted and good luck. :D :D

Thanks wingman

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Re: Losing power

Postby wingman12 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:02 pm

Have you ever noticed a whoosh sound when you took your gas cap off? :D :D

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Re: Losing power

Postby Kodiaksmoke » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:06 pm

Only if it got close to being empty lol

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Re: Losing power

Postby wingman12 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:09 pm

:lol: :lol: hope this is a simple fix, keep us updated. :D :D

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Re: Losing power

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:52 am

Start with the cheap and easy fixes as mentioned. When it starts to lose power, open the gas cap and see if it comes back to life.

Also, if you haven't changed the fuel filter in a while, then try putting a new one in.

When it loses power, does it come back after a while? Do you have to let the bike sit for a while and cool off before it "fixes itself?" If so, it could be coils, or more likely, pulse generators.

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Re: Losing power

Postby Kodiaksmoke » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:12 pm

It has sat to cool and started later , did seem to have much harder time when lil hot but when cool seems to fix itself hmmmmm I'll try fuel first then look into that cause that has happened

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Re: Losing power

Postby auctioneeral » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:18 pm

Let know how you make out.

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Re: Losing power

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:53 pm

Sometimes when checking for a fuel problem, you can slowly apply the choke when the symptom begins. If performance improves by choking, then it's probably a lean condition. If you see black smoke from the exhaust when symptom occur, then it could be flooding. Might try a new set of plugs "properly gaped".


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