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Nope, still have the problem, even after oiling the tires with HPR50.

I've been riding motorcycles for just on 60 years, raced 'em for nearly 40 years but just can't sort this one out.

I'm ready for any suggestions. Just gotta get it fixed.

Jack up the fuel cap and run a new bike in under it.

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Operator error.
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how can it NOT be anything but to adjust the pushrods?
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Bob it. It will push easier.
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The problem with your bike is that it’s bored. You are the cause. Too much thinking and whinging. Not enough riding.
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Actually the simple error of not changing out last summers air in it tires is the root of the issue. Switch it out immediately for proper winter air and you’re good to go!
Oops, my bad, I see you’re under the equator so just reverse the above!
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Its painfully obvious....flash the generator. Duh....
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Operator error.
We have a winner !

I don't know what took you guys so long. There's enough clues in my opening post.

I was going to explain how my bike was now hitting all the potholes it used to miss.
I no longer ride on main roads (I sneak around the local back roads a bit) and these are full of potholes after the rain we have had for the last 8 years here. (My local council is broke and sucks)

Not much fun with cheap japanese suspension.

Answer is "Replace operator and strike any key to continue"
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Are you positive it's not the generator negative side the operator mixed with the field?
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