Motorcycle Repair/xj 600

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hi I have a xj600 Yamaha I was riding down the motorway I would lose power then it would come back and it kept doing this I felt like a kangerroo any ideas please

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Tony, this could be a simple problem just try to narrow it dow. It sounds like a fuel problem. Its possible the carbs are starving for fuel. A fuel filter could be plugging up or the fuel valve on the bottom of the tank is restricted. Or you may even have a vapor lock situation where the tank vent is plugged up. The engine runs out of fuel and loses power then surges when the fuel catches up.

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Gary Blake

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I have built from ground up race winning motocross bikes and atvs as well as atv,s for flat track and TT racing. I am starting to take on the utv challenges now for racing. This is a new area for me so Im in a learning curve.

Experience

I have extensive experience in off road motorcycles and atv,s.I also work on street bikes and personal watercraft, Some experience was self taught and some was factory trained. I have been working in the powersports industry since the mid 70,s I hope I can help. Thanks Gary

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Was a sponsor for K.O.R.R.(kansas off road riders) and now I am working with ROMEO,s (retired old motorcyclists eating out)and was in charge of the Quad Wars for the monster truck series in Central Kansas

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Factory trained Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Factory trained GasGas motorcycles and atvs worked as a technician and was as a dealership owner.Kaw.Suz,Honda,Aprilia,Arctic cat,See Doo,Can Am, Bombardier,Yamaha,GasGas,Qingi,TM,Moto Guzzi,Harley,s

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