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My 1300 vtx 2005 backfires through exhaust when I let off on throttle. Thing is, it has no HP loss. Still runs fast as ever. This bike has been jetted and hard chrome pipes. Just a big bang sometimes not all the time when I let off throttle.

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Hi buddy on carb will be a screw turn this in till it stops back firing get back to me if it didnt work its the mixture screw below My 1300 vtx 2005 backfires through exhaust when I - 0064f2f.jpg

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I had the exact same problem and was told everything from the mixture to the after market exhaust pipes.
Once someone opened the carb they found a hose that was old and had become disconnected.
Run perfectly now.
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