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Old 08-18-2008, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: have REAL power loss now!

I can remember when I first tried to start my bike. I think I had everything wrong.

The worst was seizing it, but then there were the air leaks. Norman almost had to twist my arm to have me change the intake manifold gasket and seal the intake. I had taken the intake minifold gasket on the cylinder loose to get to something. I thought I had it sealed when i reused the same gasket. Norman finally convinced me to remove it and make a new one. Once I did the bike ran pretty darn good. It's one of the reasons I always say check for air leaks.

I know that it sounds really like a super stupid thing to do in a lot of cases but it is the number one problem with these bikes when you first try to start them. At least that is what I hear the most about.

It might not help, but it sure as heck can't hurt.
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