Jumpy ride....


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Psycheonabike
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Jumpy ride....

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Hi, another quick question. 1985 Aspencade feels jumpy when riding her. Not too much but almost like she's only just firing on all four. Open the throttle and she feels ok....pulling off from a standing start feels a little laboured and jerky.

What should I check first? Plugs or carbs....or something else?

Thanks...



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Re: Jumpy ride....

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Psycheonabike wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Hi, another quick question. 1985 Aspencade feels jumpy when riding her. Not too much but almost like she's only just firing on all four. Open the throttle and she feels ok....pulling off from a standing start feels a little laboured and jerky.

What should I check first? Plugs or carbs....or something else?

Thanks...
Are you getting any kind of rattling sound? Does it get worse the harder you try to accelerate, but smooths out as engine RPM increases? If so, then you probably just need to sync the carbs.

Psycheonabike
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Re: Jumpy ride....

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I was thinking carbs too....lots of vibration when piling away too....its carbs right? 😂

Won't do any harm getting some new plugs though eh?

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Re: Jumpy ride....

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1200s like and run best 3,000 rpm and up.

They'll pull at lower rpms, but solid mounting and 4 cylinders will let you know, not happy. Plugs might help if old, check wires too.


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