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    03 xlt1200 back fired a couple of times wouldnt go over 30 mph after that pulled the carbs checked the reeds they look good any suggestions ????


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    Quote Originally Posted by GTNWRECT View Post
    03 xlt1200 back fired a couple of times wouldnt go over 30 mph after that pulled the carbs checked the reeds they look good any suggestions ????
    hay mate i would do a compression check first thing then go from there

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    thanks for replying ill do that after work but what would cause the back fire and loss of acceleration ???? it has 140 hours on it dplate carbs havent been done yet been lucky so far with that just trying to find some where to start looking and where i can get some carb parts if i need them

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTNWRECT View Post
    thanks for replying ill do that after work but what would cause the back fire and loss of acceleration ???? it has 140 hours on it dplate carbs havent been done yet been lucky so far with that just trying to find some where to start looking and where i can get some carb parts if i need them


    you are definitely gonna want to do a compression and see what they are reading. that is gonna definitely want to be your starting point.

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    pull the electric box apart, and make sure the plug wires are not pulled out of the coils. Took forever to track the same thing down last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTNWRECT View Post
    03 xlt1200 back fired a couple of times wouldnt go over 30 mph after that pulled the carbs checked the reeds they look good any suggestions ????

    was this the first time you had it out for the year?

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    no the 3rd time this year didnt have to do a compression check pulled the front plug and saw half a ring in there looks like the power valve got it off to the classifieds

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTNWRECT View Post
    no the 3rd time this year didnt have to do a compression check pulled the front plug and saw half a ring in there looks like the power valve got it off to the classifieds


    sorry to hear that!!! that sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTNWRECT View Post
    no the 3rd time this year didnt have to do a compression check pulled the front plug and saw half a ring in there looks like the power valve got it off to the classifieds


    take a good look at everything to see why it did it! alot of times there are other contributing problem. did you disassemble it any farther?

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