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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Question Low speed misfire

Just got my Versys in May and have about 800 miles on it so far. Love the bike, but have one small problem. Once in a while, when downshifting at very low speed, I hear a small pop or spitting sound somewhat like a backfire. Otherwise it runs just fine. Anyone else experience this type of problem or have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 08:31 AM
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Just a little decel-popping... It's normal...
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 09:16 AM
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Its caused by the PAIR valve , fresh air flows into the exhaust to control emissions and sometimes causes popping . not a misfire .
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Shawn and Magnaversys,
Thanks for the info. My last bike was a Yamaha 700 Maxim X that I owned about 20 years ago, so I assumed someone who was more up to speed, so to speak, might be able to help me out.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 10:49 AM
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Most bikes do this, especially those with carbs and some performance mods....
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