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I've got an 05 500 that is starting to bog down on hard acceleration. I'm approaching 2000 miles. No maintenance on air filter at this point. New air filter or carb problem? I have not adjusted the pilot screws. Thanks.
 

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Could you have filled up on some bad gasoline?
Overfilled the oil?
Something plugging the gas tank screen (or other fuel filter)?

Could the valves being too loose (not opening as far or for the duration that they should)?
 

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MrSciTrek said:
Could you have filled up on some bad gasoline?
Overfilled the oil?
Something plugging the gas tank screen (or other fuel filter)?

Could the valves being too loose (not opening as far or for the duration that they should)?
simple question: what are the side effects of overfilling oil?
 

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http://www.practicingoilanalysis.com/article_detail.asp?articleid=541&relatedbookgroup=OilAnalysis

"Note: accidental overfilling oil into your engine can cause problems too. As the crankshaft rotates it will churn the oil, causing aeration and eventually sustained foam may form. This can lead to overheated motor oil, oxidation and a loss of oil pressure. Spongy aerated oil is hard to pump. It starves the engine and critical lubricated surfaces."


See conversation at:
http://forums.noria.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/616604995/m/842103095
 

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MrSciTrek said:
http://www.practicingoilanalysis.com/article_detail.asp?articleid=541&relatedbookgroup=OilAnalysis

"Note: accidental overfilling oil into your engine can cause problems too. As the crankshaft rotates it will churn the oil, causing aeration and eventually sustained foam may form. This can lead to overheated motor oil, oxidation and a loss of oil pressure. Spongy aerated oil is hard to pump. It starves the engine and critical lubricated surfaces."


See conversation at:
http://forums.noria.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/616604995/m/842103095
Hey! Mr Bill Nye... where do you come up with all these websites?... if i didn't know any better you are a walking google search engine... (walking encyclopedias are sooo last year)
 

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MrSciTrek said:
http://www.practicingoilanalysis.com/article_detail.asp?articleid=541&relatedbookgroup=OilAnalysis

"Note: accidental overfilling oil into your engine can cause problems too. As the crankshaft rotates it will churn the oil, causing aeration and eventually sustained foam may form. This can lead to overheated motor oil, oxidation and a loss of oil pressure. Spongy aerated oil is hard to pump. It starves the engine and critical lubricated surfaces."

See conversation at: http://forums.noria.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/616604995/m/842103095
Hey! Mr Bill Nye... where do you come up with all these websites?... if i didn't know any better you are a walking google search engine... (walking encyclopedias are sooo last year)
Bill Nye... funny but I'd rather be an up-dated Carl Sagan (except for the "billions & billions" thang). 8)

I have to keep pretty sharp at the old I-net searching because many of my sharpest 8th graders would leave me in the dust. It helps a lot to put quote marks around key phrases then add a couple of the critical nouns or verbs. If one "search for" combination of words doesn't work, or even if does, try some other combinations with synonyms.

Example- When looking for pics of our beloved bike I found that "Kawasaki ex-500" gave some different pictures than "Ninja 500." So I kept searching until I found my favorite so far, same color as my bike:
 

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MrSciTrek said:
PontiacJack said:
MrSciTrek said:
http://www.practicingoilanalysis.com/article_detail.asp?articleid=541&relatedbookgroup=OilAnalysis

"Note: accidental overfilling oil into your engine can cause problems too. As the crankshaft rotates it will churn the oil, causing aeration and eventually sustained foam may form. This can lead to overheated motor oil, oxidation and a loss of oil pressure. Spongy aerated oil is hard to pump. It starves the engine and critical lubricated surfaces."

See conversation at: http://forums.noria.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/616604995/m/842103095
Hey! Mr Bill Nye... where do you come up with all these websites?... if i didn't know any better you are a walking google search engine... (walking encyclopedias are sooo last year)
Bill Nye... funny but I'd rather be an up-dated Carl Sagan (except for the "billions & billions" thang). 8)

I have to keep pretty sharp at the old I-net searching because many of my sharpest 8th graders would leave me in the dust. It helps a lot to put quote marks around key phrases then add a couple of the critical nouns or verbs. If one "search for" combination of words doesn't work, or even if does, try some other combinations with synonyms.

Example- When looking for pics of our beloved bike I found that "Kawasaki ex-500" gave some different pictures than "Ninja 500." So I kept searching until I found my favorite so far, same color as my bike:
*Whines* but that's sooooo time consuming! ha ha yeah I get what your saying sometimes you have to play with your search words and sharpen your results with quotations. I understand google's method of retrieving links in relationship to your search words is a bit innovative... however very differnet from yahoo or say ask.com on a rare occasion I'll find that SOMETIMES also using a more traditional search engine will produce a favorable return.

NOTE: Nice picture but ahhh Those front front blinkers make me cringe!
 

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You wrote... "NOTE: Nice picture but ahhh Those front front blinkers make me cringe!"

Let me guess, you're still single?
Hard to please a guy who's so distracted by "front blinkers." ;D
 

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You wrote... "NOTE: Nice picture but ahhh Those front front blinkers make me cringe!"

Let me guess, you're still single?
Hard to please a guy who's so distracted by "front blinkers." ;D
hahaHahahaAHa yeah well in this case the bigger 'blinkers' would work just fine. ;D
 

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Yea i had the same prob man. I had the carbs cleaned, rejeted the bike, and replaced spark plug caps. The basic problem was my right cylinder was not firing. To test do this, let the bike idle for some time, spray some water on your pipes that go from the engine to the muffler, you will see there are two, each goes to their cylinders, if one is not firing you will notice the water will not evaporate as quickly as the other, which means its not as hot, which means its not firing correctly.
 
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