power shortage?

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power shortage?

Post by kuhlmanp75 » Tue May 17, 2011 8:23 am

Hi, have a question, when riding into a very stiff wind, (40+mph) my bike seemed to run out of power, i couldn't hold it at 65mph in high gear. On any normal day the bike runs fine. It is a 83 aspy with 79,000 miles on it. It starts to bog down and lose rpms, I shift down and it straightens out, gains rpms back, then I shift back into high gear and it starts it again. Cleaned air filter, new plugs, synced carbs. Any other ideas, or suggestions, would switching to a K & N air filter help? Or is it just getting old and tired, like it's owner. Thanks Paul K.

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Re: power shortage?

Post by Steve F » Tue May 17, 2011 8:32 am

Have you checked the air filter lately?
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Re: power shortage?

Post by eklimek » Tue May 17, 2011 10:39 am

replace fuel filter before more expensive alterations.

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