Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Richmond, Indiana
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Soot stain on exhaust and running without radiator shrouds
I've had my leftover '11 for about ten months and have 2000 miles on it now. The stock exhaust has a black sooty spot just to the rear of the exhaust outlet building up on the can. Almost looks like it is running rich. The bike seems to be running fine but I do not have a reference point. There is the very occasional pop when I blip the throttle at downshift but this is very rare. Is this sooty deposit normal or not?
I also have the radiator shrouds and frame covers off the bike to be painted and I was wondering if it is safe to ride without the shrouds on to help with cooling.
Thanks for any advise you can supply. Love this sight, love this bike.