Backfiring with flame coming out of exhaust


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Kenstoy2
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Backfiring with flame coming out of exhaust

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Hi. I have a GL1200. I have flame coming out of the exhaust with a loud bang after starting. It idles okay. I had the carb's cleaned and still persists. When I give throttle to 3500 to 4000 rpm, and back off, it pop's and backfires. I would appreciate your conclusions.



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virgilmobile
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Re: Backfiring with flame coming out of exhaust

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Simply there's unburnt fuel in the exhaust that's being ignited.
Now why.???
Easy stuff first.Compression OK?Lots of spark?
Nice spark plugs?
From cold,idle for 6-7 seconds and shut down.Lightly tap each header.Are they all the same "warm" ?
Were the floats in the carbs set exactly right...to the mm. And do they actually shut off the fuel?
Have the slides been confirmed as moving up and down with the rpm?
Any vacuum lines left disconnected or bad?
Was the air cutoff valve checked and verified operational and not stuck open?
Oh so many possibilities.

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Re: Backfiring with flame coming out of exhaust

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Flame thrower....kool. :shock:

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Re: Backfiring with flame coming out of exhaust

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twocams wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Flame thrower....kool. :shock:
Yea but only on startup.
I think your wanting one on demand...
Now that would be kool. :lol:

Don't get me started engineering this. :o



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