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Scrambler Bogging Down

Alright guys, this is my first time posting ever anywhere. I usually just try to see if anyone has had the same issues as me and posted about it somewhere but I figured I might as well reach out and see what I can find out.

I recently purchased a 2016 Full Throttle and let me tell you, I love this bike. However, I have been having a curious issue. Every now and then, sometimes more than others, it randomly bogs down and the acceleration just pretty much takes a break. At first it only happened while I was moving so I started trying out a couple of things that I feel like you should do when purchasing a used bike:

Changed spark plugs, complete oil change along with filter, replaced air filter.

Nothing fixed the issue. Then, it started to also do it when it was sitting idling in neutral and I noticed that the headlight would also flicker as it was bogging down. This led me to believe that it was something electrical. I swapped out the battery, put in a brand new YUASA YTB12-BS (filled, vented, and fully charged). It seemed to fix the issue when I tested it out.

However, I just finished a 2.5 hour trip (roughly 150 miles) from Philly to DC. It began bogging down intermittently throughout the ride although not nearly as bad as before. I noticed that it started after I was pushing it a bit hard, going in the high 80’s for extended periods of time. I stopped, checked to make sure there weren’t any loose connections with the battery and continued moving. I decided to limit myself to not surpassing 75 mph for the rest of the trip and it seemed to really help the performance.

My questions are these:

1. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could try at this point?

2. Can pushing a bike too hard affect the battery (potentially draining it)?

I’m going to swing by cyclegear tomorrow for a fresh battery to compare with but would love to get some input from the community. PS, sorry for the grammar and awkwardness, my ears are still ringing a bit.

Thanks in advance guys
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