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Old 11-15-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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sounds "off"

Ok, here is the deal.

When I first start my bike, sounds horrible. Then when it warms up, sounds a bit better, but then as soon as I give it a little gas about 1500-2000 rpm it sounds what I would say like its missing, it smells rich. When i rev to 4000+ rpm it sounds fine. well i say fine but what I mean is bettter than at lower rpm. The power seems fine when riding, so I think that takes out the fact that it could be a cylinder down.

The only thing I can think is that back when Ike hit I put reg gas in( which I never do) it seems to develope this problem shortly after that. Has anyone ever had this happen due to bad gas??

I tried putting a octane booster to maybe clean her out, but it is not getting better.

i'm lost, any help would be great.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Seafoam, add to gas, run thru. Probably won't hurt to put a fresh set of plugs in it as well, may have fouled one
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do you have plugs you prefer?? where is a good place to get them?
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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NGK, factory spec, I get mine from Autozone
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i will look at both of these, thanks for the help!
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:24 PM   #7
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do you guys know what size the spark plug socket is on this bike?? tried a 5/8 and it is not fitting. dang i'm glad i'm doing this i haven't ever pulled the tank off, that air filter was horrible.
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where did you buy it from??? also, i tried autozone for the plugs and they acted like they never heard of bike parts before where is the best place for parts. air filter, fuel filter, plugs, oil and oil filter????
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I'll check out Motorcycles Unlimited on tues. thanks, not sure what i'm going to do about the wrench. my buddy is a auto tech and can get anything from snap on. what size is that wrench?? or any info on it would be great.
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spark plugs can be used for various engines dont tell the employees your looking for moto plugs just tell them the model and they can find it for you
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thanks mudbug!

oh ok that makes sense omega. i might try that on mon since Motorcycles Unlimited isn't open.
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yeah i pulled them, but its no big deal, i'm in no hurry i want to get it right and do the other stuff to it anyways. i have slacked on the up keep. need to do a mini overhaul..
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