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Does anyone else experience this?

I know every bike is different, even within the same make and model.
That being said. I am getting older and I guess my driving style is a by product of that fact. So, most of the time I am pretty conservative in my driving style. I have noticed IMHO that after driving that way for a while my V seems to run a little rougher then normal. Only after I take it out and "Stretch its legs" does it seem to start running smoother.
Is it just my imagination or has anyone else experienced this?
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Do you give the V time to warm up? When I turn mine over she starts in a fast idle and after a few minutes slows down and purrs like a kitten. When I just jump on from a cold start, and go, I do notice she needs a little time before she runs smooth like when I let her warm up.
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I know every bike is different, even within the same make and model.
That being said. I am getting older and I guess my driving style is a by product of that fact. So, most of the time I am pretty conservative in my driving style. I have noticed IMHO that after driving that way for a while my V seems to run a little rougher then normal. Only after I take it out and "Stretch its legs" does it seem to start running smoother.
Is it just my imagination or has anyone else experienced this?
Thanks.
I ride 'conservatively' too, but I've NOT noticed it being "rougher".

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I put some Berrymans B12 or Lucas Injector cleaner in the bike about every other fill-up and i no longer have that problem.

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+1 on the Lucasoil. I also like to run her hard after a good warmup every so often. Always feels better after.


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I use a bit of Seafoam once in a while.
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Have not checked lately but probable under 7,000 on the bike. It runs fine, don't get me wrong. I guess I am just an obsessive compulsive. When I was in college I had a V twin, they seem to run a little smoother, albeit not as much power as the side-by-side.
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I know every bike is different, even within the same make and model.
That being said. I am getting older and I guess my driving style is a by product of that fact. So, most of the time I am pretty conservative in my driving style. I have noticed IMHO that after driving that way for a while my V seems to run a little rougher then normal. Only after I take it out and "Stretch its legs" does it seem to start running smoother.
Is it just my imagination or has anyone else experienced this?
Thanks.
its normal, to fix the issue pic a good road and just rev the crap out of it for around 20 mins in the low gears, it will get real hot and burn up the excess carbon , no need to add stuff to fuel etc revs and heat is a cheap fix.
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I have found that Seafoam if used consistently in small amounts (maybe a shot or two's worth per tank) keeps the bike running consistently.

When I wintered the bike, I filled up the tank and added nearly half a can, and then did one last ride to rack up 60 or so miles. The bike started better than my car through winter. This season I have been busy with other things and let the Seafoam practice slide.

With that, I normally ride enough that I never have had the rougher running crop up- but this year has been a bad year for tires. Although I've spent hours reading up on the merits of plugs patches and the merits of each- the shop just called me and let me know that my 3rd rear tire has now been installed. It's been a good year for them.

So- the bike has had these intermittent spurts of use, and then sitting, and at this point I think what needs to happen is a can of Seafoam and [finally] putting some good highway miles on.
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