> Very basic, I can do basic maintenance.
> Basic tools for a basic tool - will see what I can do with what I have. I'm sure I can at least get the carb off and the spark plug out
> What is the best way to check top end?
I run 32:1 with Castrol Power 1. I putt around, so could this perhaps be a sludge buildup from not gassing it hard enough?
Carb, reeds or plug or probably the most likely to be the issue here.
Checked Midas for a BR8EG but they only have ES, and I'm willing to bet my bike has an ES in right now.
armpump - I really don't hope it's top end. While the last owner said it was rebuild not too many hours ago, it's hard to take someone's word for it.
Mark250GP - agreed, that's why I didn't really start a thread for that. This boot thread just deviated a bit. Always better to just have a mate check the bike with me rather than trying to explain symptoms online.
Fires - Beer helps everything. Maybe I'll clean the carb with it
Biggest problem I have is living in a complex, so my working area sucks. And the misses won't like dirty carb bits lying around the house.
But I'll start on the easy stuff, plug, carb and reeds. Then check the top end if that yields no results.
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Yes jetting could be out for your riding style and terrain.