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i did about 400ml during the weekendwith the bike(2003 ktm 640 adventure) and i think that i gradualy lost power.
I say "i think" coss i only realised it on the last 200ml.
it battled to reach 70ml/h.i checked the valves and there is nothing wrong with them. after checking the valves i took the bike for a test run up a hill and then suddenly lost a lot off power and can't reach 50ml/h.the exhaust noice is also deeper than normal. the bike starts easy and idles normal.
anybody got an idea what it could be?I am at a lost since and have had the bike for only about 3 months now.bought it second hand and have replaced the inlet and outlet camfollowers.
It's only a wild guess and probably wrong, but if the exhaust charectaristics have changed, eg baffle gone internally and is blocking the system, then that would cause power loss/exhaust note change, same goes for inlet rubbers on the carb etc. a thorough inlet/outlet check may help.
thanks for the info sofar.Have allready posted on the websites.
Most of the replies think that their is someting wrong with the carberator.
i'll let you guys know as soon as i found the problem!
You didn't mention where you were riding, so if it is not in the UK, then low octane fuel could be the problem.
Assumedly if you did 400 miles, then you must have filled up your tank halfway through the ride? Did the power loss become noticeable after filling up the tank? If so, maybe it was dodgy fuel?
If you have a 2003 model, then the CDI should be switchable for low octane fuel. You could try switching the CDI to see if it runs better (assuming you still have the same tank of gas). There is a post in this section that shows how to disconnect the CDI switch for low octane (<95).
sounds like a strange fault, best of luck sorting it.
you say the exhaust note changed, the snorkel hasnt come out of the air box making it lean, and this is the change in noise you noticed. whats the plug colour like, lean or rich
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