World Superbike Racer
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Laurel, MD
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Recently moved, bike runs funny
So, I recently moved from Cali to Maryland. It was because of my job, not cause I didn't just love riding all year long. (shut up Dougie Fresh!) Anyway, I finally got to MD and got the bike unloaded from the movers. Took a little bit to start, but she did and I was a happy man. Until, I listened and noticed that the bike didn't like idleing. Instead of a nice crisp exhaust, it is now a deeper growl. The bike sounds decent, but is really slow to respond at lower rpm's. She still handles well and I don't have any problems once I'm at higher rpm'm, but still loud.
I have been told it may be due to the elevation change. But, I have ridden it in the mountains of Cali and never had a problem with it. I've put the highest octane fuel thru for about 3 tanks now and added fuel injector cleaner to each of those tanks. I was hoping that doing that would clear this up, but no luck.
Any suggestions?? I stopped at a Honda shop and they said that they could tear into the bike, but it would cost several hundred dollars. I have the tools, but don't think I have the room for it.