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It sputters when it gets to about 20mph and wont go any

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It sputters when it gets to about 20mph and wont go any faster
JA: What's the make/model/year of your bike?
Customer: 2006 polaris hawkeye 4x4
JA: What is the model of your '06 motorcycle?
Customer: Hawkeye atv
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It started when i put new fuel in it
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: Starts the same but didnt notice the gas hog part
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 22 days ago.

Hi, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, it could possibly be a fuel delivery/starvation issue. Proposed preliminary checks (if have not been done):

  • • drain-clean tank and replace with fresh fuel (even if just to eliminate as a suspect);
  • • check/clean fuel path (least likely);
  • • check/clean carbs (likely);
  • • test fuel pump output pressure (most likely).

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