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Backfires Hey all, just as the subject heading says: My 2007 Bonneville has been running perfectly. (well except that I have to switch to reserve at 106 miles versus the 125 everyone else is getting)...I'm just hoping that its because I'm still breaking in the bike considering that I only have 1300 miles on it. Anyway, whenever I shut off my bike, I hear a single backfire. The bike is completely stock. I'm curious if this is normal or something I should be concerned about. If its of concern, what may be the possible problems and how to fix it?

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My '06 Bonneville America also often emits a single, very quiet backfire right after I turn it off. It doesn't do it every time, but approximately half the time. As with yours it runs beautifully and, therefore, hasn't been of concern.

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