Why Does My Motorcycle Lose Power

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
Why Does My Motorcycle Lose Power

If your Motorbike is losing power it can be difficult to diagnose the exact reason, as a loss of engine power can have various causes. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you regularly maintain your motorbike, as it will save you a lot of money in the long term.

In this article, we at OneHowTo have some advice on what do if your motorcycle is losing power, and we offer a few possible answers to the question of why does my motorbike have less power. Keep reading below to find out more.

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Steps to follow:

One of the symptoms of a badly adjusted carburetor is precisely this feeling of your motorcycle engine lacking power. Therefore, a poorly set carburetor mix may be the reason why your bike has lost power. To solve this problem, it is best to go to a trusted mechanic for an adjustment of the carburetor. If you have some knowledge of motorcycle mechanics and maintenance then you could try to do it yourself by following these instructions.


If the air filter is clogged or is very dirty, you will also find that your bike has less power. If you rode around very dusty areas, this is the most likely cause of why your bike has lost the power it previously had. In this case, you're in luck because this maintenance operation is relatively simple and you can do it yourself if you feel comfortable.


If you don't think either of these issues are the reason your bike has less power, you should check the spark plug. If this part is damaged, this could be what's causing a loss of vehicle power. It is a delicate part, so be careful when handling it if you decide to do your own maintenance. You should also take care not to burn yourself. In this article we explain how to clean a spark plug yourself.


You also might want to try adjusting the engine valves if your bike has less power. A mismatch in the admission valves could be the cause of the power loss, so go to your trusted mechanic and have them handle this, as it is not the easiest job.


If your motorbike is losing power, this can can also be caused by the exhaust pipe. If this is clogged with soot, the bike could lose much of its usual power. You can clean the exhaust yourself quite easily.


A lack of general maintenance, among other reasons, will also cause your bike's performance to decrease and make it lose power. You also run the risk of the bike having a major failure that costs a lot of money to fix and could even put your life in danger. Read this article in which we explain the essential basic motorbike maintenance that you should regularly carry out.

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How can i solve it, when my motorcycle stop while am in motion without holding clutch, which component are affected
Why Does My Motorcycle Lose Power
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