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I have a 2003 525exc that has not been used much in the last 4 years. Last time I rode it it was running like shit. I knew the valves were in bad shape so I rebuilt the the top end. I also cleaned the carb and jets but I might have missed cleaning some thing in their. The bike starts and idels but when you try to give it a little gas and take off it dies. When you are going down the road it runs good. It just tries to die when you take off. I am going to try taking the carb compleatly apart and clean it again.

Any other advice???

Thanks

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Check your a/c pump. Could just be a stuck a/c rod or bad a/c diaphram. If its the diaphram, good time to upgrade to the honda diaphram (reduces the a/c squirt time to approx 1 sec.).

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I have a 2003 525exc that has not been used much in the last 4 years

That statement, and loss of bottom end performance are screaming for a pilot jet replacement.

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I have found that spraying the brass does not always work (especially the pilot jet). I take out all the brass bits and soak them overnight in carb cleaner. The "clean" looking jets will usually turn the clear cleaner yellow. Lots of gunk left.

Cheers,

MrHix

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As already mentioned, check the AP fuel squirt. What you want to see is a nice, strong but short, roughly one second squirt.

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