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1822 Views 7 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  Alcalder1
Hey all. Was hoping to get some friendly advice.

I recently bought a 2006 1300C and just hit 500 miles on it. At about 350 miles it started acting up. From a dead stop it has no power unless I give it far more throttle than should be needed to take off. Also, riding along at low rpm I get occasional backfiring and sputtering. I took it back to the stealer but, of course, it wouldn't act up for them and it was a monumental waste of my time. After much reading it seems to me that the idle (slow?) jet is clogged.

My first question is "Have I made the right diagnosis?" and my second is "How hard is it to get to the jets to clean them?" I've torn apart plenty of old Mikunis and beaten on some S&S junk in years past but I am a little leary of tearing into my brand new bike without being certain that I am looking at the right problem and knowing where I'm heading. Hell, I haven't even picked up a service manual yet. Kinda figured since it was new I wouldn't need one for awhile hehehe.
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Congratulations. It is great when things work with simple fixes.
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