Glowing Headpipe! Help!
Posted May 18, 2000 - 03:37 PM
Posted May 18, 2000 - 05:18 PM
Posted May 18, 2000 - 05:35 PM
Was your bike too lean? I don't think I was having any problems before today (I have never really looked closely at the head pipe but I have to believe I would have seen it before if it were glowing). Was you bike too rich or too lean? My guess is a lean conditon would cause the bike to run hot. But I went up on my main jet and haven't changed anything else. I did give the bike a really good cleaning today too. Could I have knocked something off the carb? Disconnected something from the carb? I am really baffeled here!
Thanks for your help, Brad
Posted May 19, 2000 - 12:56 AM
When you remove the header and feel how light (and thin) it is, you'll realise why it glows.
After market headers don't seem to glow.
**Ride it like you Stole it!**
Rubber Chicken Racing
Posted May 19, 2000 - 02:35 AM
i'm at 0-1500 foot elevation, so your jetting my differ.
ps, before changing the jetting, check the hot start circuit and make sure its not partially open or leaking since you did a good cleaning and may have altered something.
[This message has been edited by sbohanon (edited 05-19-2000).]
Posted May 19, 2000 - 05:48 AM
That said if you run the bike at idle for any lenght of time with the stock header at night and look at it it will glow. Running lean makes it worse.
Posted May 19, 2000 - 05:58 AM