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Author Topic: Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue  (Read 432 times)

Offline southernova

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Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue
« on: Apr 09, 2015, 19:14:55 »
Hey Y'all,

Newbie motorcycle squid here! Just got a 1982 CM450E. It seems to putter or kick when it starts to accelerate. Air filter is pretty nice looking (but I'd like to switch to pod filters). I guess my question is: what can I do to keep the bike from bogging down when accelerating and get a little more power? Would it need to be re-jetted or would a set of Mikunis work? Also what exactly would I need size-wise, spec wise to fit my bike?

Offline trek97

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Re: Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue
« Reply #1 on: Apr 09, 2015, 19:22:37 »
have you done all the typical tune up and maintenance stuff in the manual, cleaned carbs, tested battery, timing, valves... etc?

Those headers look slightly discolored in the pics.
« Last Edit: Apr 09, 2015, 19:28:03 by trek97 »

Offline dualitymike

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Re: Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue
« Reply #2 on: Apr 09, 2015, 20:00:29 »
have you done all the typical tune up and maintenance stuff in the manual, cleaned carbs, tested battery, timing, valves... etc?

Those headers look slightly discolored in the pics.

+1

Could be any of the things trek97 has mentioned. Give it a thorough tune up so you know you're starting from a proper baseline.
2 X 1977 Honda CB550F Super Sports, both blue. One to keep stock, the other to cafe.

Offline trippmann

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Re: Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue
« Reply #3 on: Apr 09, 2015, 23:50:26 »
Get the bike running properly stock. Its a whole lot easier to change things when you know you have a proper working bike from the get go. After you make it that far, which can be a challenge in itself, then start changing what ever it is you want.

Its the same principal of taking a bike that wasnt running, stripping it down, spending god knows how much money on it with pods/exhaust/carbs/sprockets/ect, only to find that you cant get the thing to run properly because you never had a baseline position to start from. Work smarter not harder my man!  ;D

OH! and to Dualitymike, im part of the 77' candy blue 550f club also  :D

Offline southernova

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Re: Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue
« Reply #4 on: Apr 13, 2015, 14:54:58 »
Thanks y'all! I'll get it a thorough tune up first and go from there!  ;D


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Re: Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue
« Reply #5 on: Apr 13, 2015, 15:03:05 »
squid?
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Re: Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue
« Reply #6 on: Apr 13, 2015, 18:24:37 »

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Newbie Squid - Bogging/Power Issue
« Reply #7 on: Apr 13, 2015, 19:46:44 »
Is he Navy, coastie?


haha, I wondered
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(2) ZRX1100's, KZ750 Twin, KZ650,GPz1100
Shovelhead chopper
FZ6R, YX600 Radian, most of an XS650
65' Norton Atlas
GS1000G,TS250
for now..
and the "long term" project cb550 - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45915
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When in doubt, lean harder...
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