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    New Guy thanks!

    P1010065.jpgHi! I'm Sleepyjohn, and I just joined yesterday. I ride a 2000 FLHR carbureted Road King.
    I've installed true dual exhausts, louder pipes, 14 inch apes with the wires inside the bars, 509 solid cams, and a cast mag rear wheel (after I've worn out the spoked wheel).
    The front fairing is a detachable "Hogzilla" fairing with AM/FM/CD and 4 loud speakers. Sometimes I run the fairing, sometimes the windshield, sometimes I go "naked"!
    I live way up in the mountains of North Georgia, just outside of Dahlonega.
    (Find where Tennessee and North Carolina come together, at the Georgia border, and go south about 30 miles. We're still a good 1.5 hours north of Atlanta)
    I've ridden in 26 states, so far. I was reading some of the posts, and decided to join.

    My scooter was backfiring at idle, but ran great once the throttle is opened up.
    Nonetheless; i did a 484 mile trip to the eastern side of North Carolina to visit my parents for Mother's Day. The bike ran great!
    After viewing some of the previous posts (YES; I actually read something....), I tightened down my exhaust pipes to the cylinders a good 1/2 turn on all the nuts.
    That reduced some of the backfiring.
    Thank you!

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    LOL cool deal

    Yeah most here have done it a few dozen times
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    Welcome aboard!

    I still have a carbureted bike too. I know when we go to a lower restricted exhaust we had to richen up the fuel mix because the loss of some backpressure supposedly leaned out the air fuel mix. Never understood why. Maybe the exhaust pulled the unspent fuel out too quick. And that would make the engine pop. Anyway that is why we would rejet to a richer mix. Plus the bikes would come from the factory running slightly lean anyway to meet EPA requirements. Most tuners would hedge by going a bit too rich rather than a bit too lean. I'm not sure how the fuel injected machines deal with this now. I would think they would adjust the fuel mix automatically as long as you don't go to something like a straight pipe with zero backpressure.

    I used to ride with this guy who would wait until we were all in a tunnel or overpass and quickly gun his bike and close his throttle shut fast and get the bike to backfire. BANG!! I tried it but couldn't get my bike to do it. Maybe mine runs richer.
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    I love America!





    Kim stopped by the WH to ask a favor.
    Life is best experienced in the company of a woman.
    Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.

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    Good morning. Welcome aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild1Poet2 View Post
    I love America!





    Kim stopped by the WH to ask a favor.

    I would have a tome of jokes if Clinton was still pres


    bill-clinton-locker-room.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild1Poet2 View Post
    I love America!





    Kim stopped by the WH to ask a favor.
    Talk about shit eating grins. One could imagine, based on that photo, that Kim had to do something to get that pardon LOL.

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