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Ok, but despite having 5 bikes only one is registered and insured for use on the road.

So, have to sort it out before I do anything else.

Isn't that always the way. Never any problems until you actually try to use them.
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It's only when I ride it.
Starts and idles just fine. Only happens when I ride it. I think.
Let me guess ---
The game is Charades!

and the character you are acting out is a New Poster on the XLForum.

You want us to diagnose your issue without having any details...

Did I win???


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Very very close.

The failure to supply any details, vague details or ignore advice isn't limited to just the new posters.


BUT !

Do you know what th problem with my bike is ?
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Let's see... It could be:

a lump on the tire causing a thumping noise & handlebar shimmy.

a broken chain causing the bike not to move, even in gear.

a broken throttle cable causing the bike to stall when you let out the clutch.

a bad carb jet that won't let the bike accelerate.

loose spokes in the wheels causing the bike to wobble when you ride.


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You're far from it, he has an electrical problem with his carburettor; cannot find were the plug go because he don't find the plug.

He was told by a XL Forum expert member that the trouble might be a plugged circuit in the carburetor.
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You’re clearly using the wrong oil.
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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.
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I'm ready for any suggestions. Just gotta get it fixed.
You mean 'fixed' like Neutered???

You could always remove the spark plugs...!!!


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