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I have a 2005 vtx 1300 and it really back fires alot. Is this a problem with the fuel or carberator

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    I bought a 2006 VTX with aftermarket pipes and it seems to backfire a lot too.Thinking it might have something to do with the change in back pressure.


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Hi TJ,
There are a lot things tht may cause backfiring.
It could be due to the timing being incorrect.
It can also be due to the gas having water in it.
When did you start facing this problem?,suddenly, or after some reapirs or was the bike stored for a longtime ?

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