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I have a 2000 Honda VT1100 Sabre Shadow. It's got aftermarket Vance and Hines pipes. It continues to have a backfire when moving up through the gears. I've had the jets (and K&N filter and plugs) done a couple of times with no change. If I run with idle too high it doesn't backfire, or normal idle, backfire. Any suggestions on a fix?

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When you installed the Vance and Hines pipes did you use new gaskets? Popping and backfiring is often caused by leaking copper o-rings in the head to head pipe connection , or head pipe to muffler gasket. Sealing the system will prevent oxygen igniting the unburned fuel in the exhaust pipe. Hopefully , this is all you need to stop the popping.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

Testimonial: "The pipes were done before I got it but I will certainly check out the gaskets. I appreciate your time. thanks"

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