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    If you haven't seen this yet?

    I had this problem and focussed on the carbs for too long, turned out it was the plug caps, easily changed too!

    https://www.f650.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1222

    Good Luck RC
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    Don't forget the plug cap problem. Try and run it...

    Don't forget the plug cap problem. Try and run it in the dark and see the sparks dancing between the caps and cylinder head.
    New correct ones (both) from Motobins and a fuel tank removal are...
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    Hi, I did this job on my 94 bike and ended up...

    Hi, I did this job on my 94 bike and ended up removing the airbox to get the carbs off.
    In order to get the airbox off, the silencer (for better access) and battery had to come off.
    The biggest...
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    Sounds like the spark plug caps again. Carefully...

    Sounds like the spark plug caps again.
    Carefully peel off the metal housing and try the bike.
    If improved, order a pair of new plug caps and fit them. Some people will say it is OK to run without...
  5. Sounds like another plug cap failure, search for...

    Sounds like another plug cap failure, search for cutting out in this forum and a few threads will lead you to plug cap replacement, as here -> https://www.f650.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2109
    ...
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    It certainly improved my idle cutting out...

    It certainly improved my idle cutting out problem, such that I bought new plug caps and after fitting them all is still OK.
    I dismantled the old ones, which looked original, as described in the FAQ...
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    Bob, I've found the Optimate charger very good...

    Bob,
    I've found the Optimate charger very good and there is an option for an accessory plug connection.
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    Yes Spout, I took the clam shells off and has run...

    Yes Spout, I took the clam shells off and has run well now for 100km.
    I did buy some brand new plug caps of the same type and fitted them.
    I haven't ridden it since!
  9. Engine restrictor for carburetted F650 to 25KW ?

    Does anyone know what components are required to restrict the engine to 25kW?
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    John J, Latest:- I bit the bullet and reset the...

    John J,
    Latest:-
    I bit the bullet and reset the float heights back to a richer than the manual setting stipulates.
    I replaced the plugs, not really believing this was contributory to the problem....
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    I bit the bullet and reset the float heights back...

    I bit the bullet and reset the float heights back to a richer than the manual setting stipulates.
    I replaced the plugs, not really believing this was contributory to the problem.
    I refitted the...
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    Funduro Air box removal

    Following Clymer instructions, I really struggled until I took the exhaust system and the chain buffer off.
    The exhaust is 3 bolts and a pipe clamp and the chain buffer is 1 bolt.
    It's not a doddle...
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    Update. After carefully cleaning out all...

    Update.
    After carefully cleaning out all accessible orifices, I checked the float levels to find them 12.5 and 13 mm instead of the manual quoted 14.6mm. I reset them to 14.6mm, which is a leaner...
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    My new manifold turned up today, less than 24...

    My new manifold turned up today, less than 24 hours from ordering, well done Motobins!
    I've already checked out the old one and can't find it leaking, by the test I used, but it's getting the new...
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    I haven't got any fuel mileage as I've only had...

    I haven't got any fuel mileage as I've only had it for ~400km.
    The choke acts as an enrichment only device. Operating the choke withdraws a brass piston and needle from an orifice feeding the engine...
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    John, I've had similar problems and have...

    John, I've had similar problems and have currently got the bike in bits.
    I posted my 'cutting out problem' and had no "eureka" cures suggested.
    I am concentrating on the carbs as the ignition seems...
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    Thanks Wizard, The idle speed has been around...

    Thanks Wizard,
    The idle speed has been around 1500, rather than the 1300-1400 I've read somewhere.
    The engine stopping is very abrupt as if the ignition has been turned off.
    As regards balancing...
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    Engine cutting out, 1994 Funduro.

    Thanks for the quick response, but excessive fuel is not apparent.
    The fuel tap works well in all positions.
    I did find the air cleaner drain tube released more condensate than I expected, but it...
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    Engine cutting out, 1994 Funduro.

    I bought the bike, in general good condition last November.
    I rode it 180 miles on my first journey on it, down the motorway, no problems. I changed the oil and took it for a ride, then during a...
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