09 exhuast glowing red


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  • jimbo uk

Posted September 16, 2008 - 10:58 AM

#1

hi all i just picked up my 09 and started it up for the first time with in a minute the exhuast was glowing red is there any reason for this???????????

  • KJ790

Posted September 16, 2008 - 11:11 AM

#2

Let me guess, you were in an area with dim lighting. It is normal for the header to glow. You may be a tad lean on the jetting. You can richen it up and see how it runs.

  • Bryan Bosch

Posted September 16, 2008 - 11:13 AM

#3

LOL! Same today as it was seven years ago, when TT started. Timeless question... :lol:

4 stroke headers glow. You can even light your cigarette on them. I don't smoke, but I've given others light before... :excuseme:

  • WB450

Posted September 16, 2008 - 12:25 PM

#4

It almost caught me a few years ago, luckily I found TT before I panicked.

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  • lilyamaharacer9

Posted September 16, 2008 - 12:27 PM

#5

LOL! Same today as it was seven years ago, when TT started. Timeless question... :lol:

4 stroke headers glow. You can even light your cigarette on them. I don't smoke, but I've given others light before... :excuseme:


Yea, it is typical for the headers to glow, but a being lean will make the header glow even faster.

And yes headers can light a cigarette, why would you want to do that i do not know but i have seen it done before.

  • grayracer513

Posted September 16, 2008 - 01:55 PM

#6

The timeless answer to the Timeless Question: "Mine does that all the time."

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But, whether your situation is normal or not depends on how much and how soon it glows. Red heat, visible in twilight after 40-60 seconds of running is normal. A glow brighter than that, so that it's visible in brighter light, or sooner than that, say within 15 seconds in twilight is a little excessive, and may indicate lean idle mixture.

  • Bryan Bosch

Posted September 16, 2008 - 03:08 PM

#7

And yes headers can light a cigarette, why would you want to do that i do not know but i have seen it done before.


Why? Because someone needed a light of course...:excuseme:

  • husqy360

Posted September 16, 2008 - 04:31 PM

#8

ya i had the same question when i got my first 4t bike.
after the dealer rejet the carb it was still glowing red. tt got the answer !!!





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