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    Hey guys. I just got my bike back from the shop. They installed a jet kit and synced the carbs up. Everything was running great for about a week. Then all of the sudden, while I was driving, the bike just became very boggy, loss of power. It's not REALLY bad, but I can tell there's a difference. Also idles very low rpm.

    I just noticed that the airbox hose was disconnected. Would that small hose make the difference?

    Thanks for looking into this.

    http://imgur.com/a/No4wv

  • #2
    Yes that will cause a problem, there ia a reason they cop off the end of that drain hose.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ZukiFred View Post
      Yes that will cause a problem, there ia a reason they cop off the end of that drain hose.
      Thanks Zuki. Is it a bad sign if a bit of oil came out of it when I took the drain cap off?

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      • #4
        That is normal, the engine breather connects to the air box.
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        • #5
          Unfortunately, that didn't fix anything. I'm gonna have a mechanic look at it, I'll let you guys know. Thanks.

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          • #6
            How's the inside of the tank look? Any rust or debris will cause issues.
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            • #7
              Found the problem. Unrelated to airbox hose.

              From the shop:

              "Found the issue with the bike, a little rubber cap has popped off the carbs. Gonna order new ones, there is 3 of them and I think we should change them all to be safe, they are a few bucks a piece and 3 clips, less then $20 for the parts"

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              • #8
                Sounds like vacuum caps for doing a carb sync...any auto parts store should have them in the help! Section

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RobertTravis View Post
                  Sounds like vacuum caps for doing a carb sync...any auto parts store should have them in the help! Section
                  Exactly that.

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                    • #11
                      When I first started riding again back around 06, I had bought an '83 GXS 750 ES for $1,000. Knowing next to nothing about the mechanics, only that the bike would run like a missile, I thought I'd equip it with a small tool kit, an extra spark plug, and a few other things, including a red rag which easily stored in the air box. I guess I got about five miles like that before it choked out. I called the guy I'd bought it from, told him all I knew, and he told me that I couldn't breathe with a red rag stuffed in my mouth...you get the rest of the story.


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