suddenly lost power

two days ago my 2000 targa lx was running fine then i let it sit all day yesterday because of rain and today when i got on to ride it it has no power at all. it still gets up 2 speed after taking forever what do yall think could be the problem? i plan on taking it apart tomorrow morning and seeing if anything has broke

Re: suddenly lost power

Jason Luther /

start with cleaning the carb and/or a new spark plug-jason

suddenly lost power

Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens /

Re: suddenly lost power

Don Pflueger /

since its a late model lx, the most common problem on these bikes is the intake mounting screws vibrate loose. when this happens it will lose power. it will eventually sieze. check to make sure all 4 are tight. also check to be sure head bolt torque is 10 ft/lbs.

Re: suddenly lost power

also check where the carb mounts to the intake. and check your exhuast bolts too.

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Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens /

Donp, nothing beats experience. You've been there, done that.

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Don Pflueger /

yep, a few times over the last 14 years.

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