How Red Does Your Pipe Get?

8 replies to this topic
  • Numskull

Posted May 01, 2006 - 06:30 PM


Im just wondering if your pipe glows :crazy: How does it make you feel?

How much does it glow?

Do the newer bikes glow too?

Just something about a glowing pipe that bothers me. I need to get over it :ride:

  • Seabass

Posted May 01, 2006 - 06:47 PM


At night time it glows bright red, during the daytime ya don't even notice it!!!

  • rich1167

Posted May 01, 2006 - 06:53 PM


My sons 250F glowed bright red when we got it home. I mean it would start glowing right away at idle. It was lean on the pilot circuit. After adjusting it still glowed a little if you let it sit and idle for extended periods. I think this is normal.

  • Yamaster

Posted May 01, 2006 - 07:35 PM


There is nothing to worry about, all of our bikes glow. If it glows a really far distance from the head, then you might be a little lean.

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  • dl19

Posted May 01, 2006 - 09:40 PM


Mine glowed red like crazy until I re-jetted it. Some think it is normal, but I think it shows the bike is lean. It will glow red while idling for a few inches, but much past that I would consider jetting it richer.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted May 02, 2006 - 09:42 AM


OH MY GAWD, my pipe never glows red. Something must be wrong. Of the 10 billion posts about this, I have never heard of a pipe glowing red. :crazy:

I need to get over it

Yes, please do. :ride:

  • GCannon

Posted May 02, 2006 - 12:32 PM


Uncorking the pipe and letting more of those hot gases out will also lower the head pipe temp.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted May 02, 2006 - 04:02 PM


Mine did that when I was screwing around with the carb. Low mixture, high idle. That caused my red pipe.

With my carb properly jetted and tuned and sufficient air flow, it stopped glowing.

  • MountainMax

Posted May 02, 2006 - 05:08 PM


I agree if it's glowing it must be running lean somewhere, and I think it should be fixed.


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