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Is it possible the clutch is slipping? Do you have the owners manual? There should be a section that describes how to adjust and what play to look for at the clutch lever. The tire pressure is low but that alone won't do what you describe. I haven't looked but I bet there is even a section in the how-to section of the forum that might help with clutch adjustment or use the search tool. I'm sure I've seen it talked about in the past.
 

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Well, that was my best guess so you might have to wait for the mechanical gurus to help and that can be iffy on weekends. Cross your fingers. Maybe someone will come to life.

Since problems like these are hard to explain, you might give thought to trying make a YouTube video that shows the problem.
 

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I didn't know there was one higher than 93 so if the owners manual says 94 there might be a reason. That bike sure wouldn't run well here then as the highest my one horse town has is 89. Could it be that ethanol fuel has them making it in higher octane to keep the fuel from pre-igniting which would make the engine feel sluggish if lower octane was used? Not to mention potential damage to the engine. Seems like a far reaching possiblity but in theory I can see it.
 
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