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Engine backfire I own a 1999 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic. It has Cobra pipes on it and backfires like crazy! I've adjusted the emission tube on the left side of the bike and turned it into itself and put a golf tee in the other end. That helped for a while, but now it backfires worse than ever (during warmup, while shifting, and deceleration). The jets in the carb. have not been changed. Is that part of the problem?

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I am having a similar problem. Beyond the typical cack,cack,cack, I get a really loud POW!. I know that I am getting afterburn, as I can see flame out the tail pipe from the front exhaust, is that all it could be? If so, how can I correct the problem?

  • johnnymav Jan 20, 2009

    I have a '99 star as well. I have the normal cack,cack,cack on decel, but I also get this really loud POW! intermittently. I thought it might be afterburn, as I am getting a flame out the pipe from the front exhaust port, but this happens on a soft decel and even at idle(although not as loud).

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Try pulling the choke out a little and see if that doesn't help.  If it does that is a sign that you are running too lean and need the jets in the carb increased or just the air mixture screw adjusted.  If the coke test doesn't help, please tell me more about how and when it acts up. Like after the motor is warmed up does the backfiring quit?

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Imbalance of air/gas ratio will cause backfiring among many other things. :)

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