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Hello,

I have just got my first bike, and i was given it due to the problems that the bike has.

It starts OK, some slight knocking that disapears at about 2000 Rpm - I am assuming that this could be the carbs being out of balance. This however is not the matter of concern for me.

Once the bike is running, if any throttle is applied then the bike usually stalls, some times it may run, but once the throtle is released the bike will definately stall, it does this when warm and cold, with choke and without.

I have checked the ignitoion, appears fine, have checked the spark plugs and they were black sooty so that suggests to me that the bike is running rich, I have removed the air filter, but this seems to have made things no better.

Before I remove the carbs are there any other things that I could try or examine? Anyone any ideas?

Many thanks

James
 

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I would pull the carbs off, and make sure everything is at the factory specifications. Then clean them and put it back togther.
 

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Hi James

Don't know if you are still having this problem. If you are, check the kickstand cut-off switch. If this switch is faulty it may sometimes cause an issue when stationary but will almost definately stall the engine when you put it in gear and attempt to pull off.

Hope this helps
Mike
 
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