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jabberwoki July 27th, 2018 05:11 PM

Hard start
Started the beasty up this morning for a quick blat, noticed a strong gas smell and after a bit a hot smell like hot brakes on a train. Rode about 5 miles and stopped in at the dentist for a chat.
After about 20 mins or so the bike would turn over ok but not fire well , intermittent firing. So I gave it a couple of tries then let it rest for 5 mins.
It then fired up ok and rode well home.
It`s got me concerned.
Any ideas?

Carbon July 29th, 2018 08:09 PM

fouled plugs, old fuel, dirty fuel filter, possible pinched fuel line


jabberwoki July 31st, 2018 06:46 PM

Well fuel is new and filter is new I`ll check the fuel line and replace the plugs, they`re the only parts ive not changed.

EL Twin August 6th, 2018 05:27 PM

5 mile ride is the problem. These bikes hate short runs and will foul plugs very quickly, especially if they do not reach full running temperature.

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