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06 1200 c = when i come to a stop after riding for 10 mmin or more the engine dies and acts as if it is not getting fuel. sometimes if i give it a little throttle it misses and backfires . run great at all other speedsonly mod are v&h shortshots have had on bike for about 800 miles before trouble srarted

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Not sure exactly what the problem is but if I had to take a guess, I'd say that it is running lean and once it's good and hot, it's just a bit too lean to idle correctly.

The bikes come jetted or mapped, depending on whether its a carbed or fuel injected bike, on the lean side to meet EPA emissions standards. The addition of the V & H pipes probably made the situation worse.

If it's a carbed bike, you need to change the low speed jet up one size and add a 0.020" inch thick washer under the needle. Try just changing the jet first.

If it's fuel injected, I don't know because I don't work on the injected model bikes, you'll have to take that to the dealer and see if they can remap the fuel system control for you.

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