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#851875 06/18/2021 9:56 PM
by Richrd
I've been working on a well worn '71 t100r that should have been put out of it's misery. But now after new bores, pistons, valves and guides, it starts one kick and feels pretty good.

except for backfiring on decel. Ive checked for air leaks and made sure exhaust fittings are tight, but it still does it.

what am I'm missing?
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#851891 Jun 19th a 12:59 AM
by Hillbilly bike
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Mikuni technical info say the popping is from a sudden lean mixture when the throttle is closed at higher rpm. They state some popping is normal is normal for a highly tuned engine. Many Japanese carb bikes have a decel valve that as far as I understand adds a little fuel to limit the noise....
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#853011 Jul 4th a 02:46 PM
by triton thrasher
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There is always unburnt fuel in the exhaust. There is also heat.

Combustion (banging) does not usually happen in the exhaust of a well-tuned engine because there is not enough oxygen present.

An air leak into the exhaust near the valve allows enough oxygen in, to support combustion. The effect is loud banging on over-run.

A weak pilot mixture can have a similar, but usually not so loud, effect. The oxygen than was drawn in on the inlet stroke has not all been used.

Needle position shouldn’t have much, if any, effect with the throttle closed.
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#851945 Jun 19th a 11:47 PM
by tiger_cub
A sign of an air leak into the exhaust, I would double check all your clamps and gaps especially at the head.
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#853186 Jul 7th a 02:19 AM
by desco
Call these guys. They did my 72. Beautiful work, very reasonable and great customer service;
Call them. It was awhile ago.
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