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Honda 1999 vt 750 cd has carb issues...installed cobra 2in drag pipes no baffles..installed jet kit to match...but still backfiring when let off throttle...

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Most likely the carb kit is wrong, search for a Honda forum,, you also might have a leaky intake boot, spray some carb cleaner around it and see if your engine changes RPM<<< also when you put headers on a bike you are making it into a non stock engine,, other factors come into play,, the factory settings are usually the best.

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That is sometimes caused by leaking exhaust valves or air getting in to the intake manifold.

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