First big ride on new bike

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So today was my first big ride on my new bike. When I was going down hills I would hold the clutch in and let the bike just go but it died 2 times from doing this. Is it just the carb? Should I clean it?

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So today was my first big ride on my new bike. When I was going down hills I would hold the clutch in and let the bike just go but it died 2 times from doing this. Is it just the carb? Should I clean it?

This could be caused by a few things.  I wouldn't think dirty carb at first.  Assuming it runs well all the rest of the time, I would check clutch adjustment first. If the clutch is not fully disengaged, then locking up the rear tire on a down hill could drag the motor down and stall it.  Also make sure your idle speed is high enough. 

Just pick up the idel speed a little.

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