Weak take-off

Andrew Roy /

After finally being able to get some lengthy rides on my 76 maxi, I've found that the take-off seems to get a little weaker as the ride goes on. When first started it has a strong pull off the line but after about ten minutes of riding it lags a little. Could it be that the clutch is old and worn down? The bike is stock.

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Overpriced Parts /

Run 0-20 synthetic motor oil instead of type f trans fluid and overfill it a few oz more

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Andrew Roy /

Sweet. Ill try that as soon as I can.

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[Radium City] kyle k $ /

check for air leaks after getting it to operating temps, that could be ur problem

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+1 on checking for air leaks. Also, as the bike warms to operating temps, I find that takeoff does go down a bit, normally, compared to the takeoff you get with a cold engine. And check your idle adjustment, so that it's not too rich or too lean.

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