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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 10:22 AM
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OK, it's picking up speed or it's revving higher. If the ladder, the clutch is slipping and either needs adjusted or replaced. How many miles on the bike?

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It's a 99 with 22500 miles on it. It seem to pick up speed like it gets a boost of power or something.

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It also seem like it is trying to back fire. it has once or twice when I fist go it. also when I ride for a bit then put the bike back in the garage after I turn it off it make a little puff sound. like puuuffff. lol ok so that didn't come across as well as I hope it would. Could this be a sign of the issue I am having?
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OK, it's picking up speed or it's revving higher. If the ladder, the clutch is slipping and either needs adjusted or replaced. How many miles on the bike?
Which is why I also asked about the oil. A slipping clutch can be due to wrong or bad oil.

FWI-- Not much different between working on a Honda V-twin and your typical Carb feed V8.... Just less cylinders and no hood to get in the way.

Chances are the issue is electical or more likely fuel related. Start with the basics fuel supply, tank, filter and pump and air/vacum leaks around the carbs. WD40 or ether sprayed around the carbs will find any leaks. carefull not to spray the vent tube, wont hurt anything but will give a false positive. Remove the boots between the intake and the carbs. With the motor running look down the throats of the carbs and rev the motor.. The slides going up and down? evenly and smoothly? All that checks out start thinks about the insides of the carbs. I would do a full cleaning, regardless. two reasons, it's december and it's a new to you bike.

Is exhaust and intake stock? The answer to this one affect what you do once the carbs are off the bike.

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It's a 99 with 22500 miles on it. It seem to pick up speed like it gets a boost of power or something.

22K clutch should be OK, but they do wear out that early sometimes.

Kinda sound like you have sticking slides or chokes or dirty mains or something like way out of sinc carbs. I'd bet a good carb and fuel system servicing would fix the issue. Hard part is determining rich or lean, on the web.

Me I think I'd put this issue to the side and plan on doing my "new bike" full front wheel to back wheel servicing. Literaly I'd get the manual out, if I can get at it without pulling the motor, I'm going to touch it. If it is rubber I am going to be ready to replace it and if it is wet it will get replaced. I even go as far as replacing all the fuses even if they are good. By the time I'm done, it's still an old bike, but I know the maintenance schedule is up to date. If after all that you still have a problem, start over cause ot'll be december 2013 by then.

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