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Acceleration issue or kickstand?

I feel like my bike enjoys giving me weird issues to deal with.

So, every time I fill up my gas tank right before I head to work, which is about a 10 mile ride, I'll take off from the gas station and when I'm going over 45mph the bike will "chug" for a second and wont let me accelerate. I'll pull off the gas completely for about 3 seconds and then it works fine again. It'll only happen about 2-3 times and then I'm fine for the rest of the ride. I was originally thinking that maybe my kickstand is a little loose and when I hit a bump it'll bounce down and start to turn off my bike but I checked it out and it seems to be nice and tight up there. The "chug" only happens the first 20 miles or so of me riding with a full tank. Every once in a while it'll do it randomly. I have recently replaces all spark plugs, removed the starter and cleaned it(I live in FL, it really needed it), oiled up my air filters, and did a bunch of regular basic maintenance on her and she still chugs. I would like to assume it's a wire issue somewhere, but my father always told me what assuming does.

Any help is always greatly appreciated!
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Could be a POOG's issue... I would perform maintenance on the gas cap (can't hurt) as to eliminate it from the Troubleshooting Procedure...

If no change, I would @ look electrical connections (coils etc.).

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I feel like my bike enjoys giving me weird issues to deal with.

So, every time I fill up my gas tank right before I head to work, which is about a 10 mile ride, I'll take off from the gas station and when I'm going over 45mph the bike will "chug" for a second and wont let me accelerate. I'll pull off the gas completely for about 3 seconds and then it works fine again. It'll only happen about 2-3 times and then I'm fine for the rest of the ride. I was originally thinking that maybe my kickstand is a little loose and when I hit a bump it'll bounce down and start to turn off my bike but I checked it out and it seems to be nice and tight up there. The "chug" only happens the first 20 miles or so of me riding with a full tank. Every once in a while it'll do it randomly. I have recently replaces all spark plugs, removed the starter and cleaned it(I live in FL, it really needed it), oiled up my air filters, and did a bunch of regular basic maintenance on her and she still chugs. I would like to assume it's a wire issue somewhere, but my father always told me what assuming does.

Any help is always greatly appreciated!
Do you have an open element air intake?

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Do you have an open element air intake?

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Sorry for the late reply, I haven't had access to the site for the past week.

No open air intake here. :/
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Could be a POOG's issue... I would perform maintenance on the gas cap (can't hurt) as to eliminate it from the Troubleshooting Procedure...

If no change, I would @ look electrical connections (coils etc.).

Have you performed this yet ?


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i would say poogs too try not filling up to max capacity leave about a inch or two of air in there and ride it to see of that is it

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sounds to me like it might be choke related.
is the cable allowing full travel of the plunger?
is the rubber plunger piece in good shape...no cracks or leaks?
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sounds to me like it might be choke related.
is the cable allowing full travel of the plunger?
is the rubber plunger piece in good shape...no cracks or leaks?
hell i didnt even think about that but yeah it could be a problem too eh?

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sounds to me like it might be choke related.
is the cable allowing full travel of the plunger?
is the rubber plunger piece in good shape...no cracks or leaks?
I'll definitely check the poog's idea and this sometime this weekend. Thank you for your input, it's always much appreciated!
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