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My 450 runs great during the day but running last night in cool temps, the motor kept wanting to die at stops. Keeping the rpm's up a little extra did the trick but does anybody have any ideas as to what is causing this issue? Got the feeling it was trying to load up.
 

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How cool are you talking about? My 72 450 likes the lower temperatures (45-50F), but the idle speed needs adjusting during winter. If you live north, it just takes longer for the bike to get fully warmed up. These bikes have old school carburation and it is a constant battle chasing carb settings. I carry a small screwdriver in my tank bag just to chase idle speed.
 

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The battery is three years old but very strong. The temp was at 50 f. or a little less. After about 15 miles it still wanted to die at each light. In 1972, my old cl450 never had issues like that at any temp....even down to 32 f. Thanks for the responses. I'll check the battery again and idle speed. (daytime is 1100 rpm)
 
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