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Exhaust air stronger and warmer on side than the other.

I have Rush slip on's on my bike. The air being emitted from the right side exhaust (front cylinder) is warmer and stronger than the exhaust air being emitted from the left (rear cylinder). The right (front) slip on portion of the exhaust is much warmer to the touch than the left side (rear cylinder). I noticed in the left (rear) slipon a littleness wetness (black and oily) at the bottom rear of same. The bike seems to be running ok however. I have noticed some difference in the sound. Doesn't sound as strong and or as loud. Both spark plugs appear to have the same color with respect to firing. Neither plug is oily. The check engine light comes back on for a few seconds after start up then goes off and doesn't come on again until after the next start up. The year model is a 2007. The selector down below would not allow the choice of an 07. 2007 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic.

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If the bike was running correctly BEFORE fitting the slip-ons, then you need to tune your motor to suit the slip-ons. If your model has Lambda sensors (these are units fitted into the downpipes about six inches from cylinder head) there is no need for tuning. If there is none, then a Power Commander is necessary as your model is fuel injected and there is no simple way to adjust the ECU. A Power Commander fits between the ECU and wiring loom and allows you to 'tune' the motor.

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Do a compression test.

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Hi!

Get an emission test done. Also, tell me wheather it back fires or surges in the engine at high speeds.

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Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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    Too much unwanted cool air entering the system will make one pop on decel, so you got to fix the leak.

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Your head is most likely cracked and oil is probably leaking into the area where the head moves causing it to push oil out through the exhaust system and making the exhaust warmer and the oil is coming out. You will have to take this to the shop and let them see if your engine is rebuild-able which would be cheaper to fix because you will not have to get a whole new engine. If it is rebuild-able, they should be able to fix just the head that is broken. If it is not rebuild-able then you will have to get a whole new engine. If you keep driving it while it is broken, then white smoke will start to come out and it will then be nearly impossible to fix. And the leaking oil might ignite causing the engine to catch fire.

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The reason for the air being warmer on one side than the other is because the mecanism that provide air intake in the system has the foam sealer worn out it need a new sealer if you remove the air duct under the hood you will see the problem on the cap that seal the air that goes in to the bike.

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Check out any blockage in the fuel  pump as its getting proper pressure to get started.

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not sure how handy you are working on the bike... but add @hotmail.com my nickname and add me to your msn... i appear to have the service manual and some other stuff for that bike

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