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post #1 of 4 Old 05-14-2009, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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bike dies when given gas!

I just did the 22 cent mod, the bike will run fine but a soon as you give it gas it starts to back fire and tries to die, i have takeing all the washers out and have done ith with just one and no luck. the bike ran fine be for now i duuno whats worng with it.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-14-2009, 07:53 PM
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You may need to take the needle diaphram out and inspect it closely for a tear or a hole. This happened to my buddies 05 when we were dialing in the needle.
If it is torn TPI has a replacement for $45.

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When you installed the diaphram and needle did you put the slide in with the needle already in it? If so the needle will not be positioned properly. Install the slide first then install the needle.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-14-2009, 08:45 PM
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And while you're at it, replace the spark plug..
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