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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2019, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hey so I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice here. Was driving home for dinner and all of a sudden my bike got super sluggish and was struggling to stay running. Just replaced my spark plugs and have an issue with my ignition switch but it has never acted like this before. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Hopefully you made it home OK. Could be something as simple as POOGS (Phantom out of gas symptom) or maybe your carbs are dirty? Do you fun Seafoam in the gas? Make sure the vent on the gas cap is clear. Take it out for a spin and let us know if it's running like normal again.

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Check the voltage on the battery to make sure it's getting properly charged.
Check for loose battery connections.

Hopefully Shark's suggestion works out though. Way easier to fix that one!

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Thanks for the advice. I haven't had the carbs cleaned yet but I believe they were done shortly before I bought it. Also I have seafoam but havent used it yet. Batter connections are good and I have the bike on a trickle charger at the moment. Also, made it home safe another guy who rides went and grabbed his ramp and we loaded it up in his truck.
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If it happens again, check the battery's charge before putting it on a charger. If it's low after riding, it indicates that the charging system is faulty and you'll need to investigate the rectifier/regulator and stator.

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