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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Now I know why

my bike made a popping noise...

I changed my plugs to the NGK iridium because it was having a bit of a hard time starting when it was warm. Then I decided to check on the air filters, and look what I found. \/






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Not sure where it came from. I hope it was there when I bought it. I do not have any corn in my garage, nor do the neighbors put out corn. If it is from when I had it, I am going to have to check every now and then...
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 10:24 PM
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Was it popcorn. LOL. Mice decimated my filters last winter. I just made new ones with bulk foam.
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Mothballs or dryer sheets does the trick when in storage or just get a cat to hang out in the garage for a while.

How about you name your bike "Jiffy-Pop"? OOOOH so sorry but I had too. lol

To avoid future problems put some metal screen mesh over the air hole. Some 2 part epoxy works great to secure it without having to put a bunch of rivets or screws.

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That picture is hilarious when combined with the statement about the bike popping.
The mouse problem is probably not so funny to you though. Good luck with exterminating the little vermin.

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Mothballs or dryer sheets does the trick when in storage or just get a cat to hang out in the garage for a while.

How about you name your bike "Jiffy-Pop"? OOOOH so sorry but I had too. lol

To avoid future problems put some metal screen mesh over the air hole. Some 2 part epoxy works great to secure it without having to put a bunch of rivets or screws.

I was thinking of "Orville" as in Redenbacher
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That picture is hilarious when combined with the statement about the bike popping.
The mouse problem is probably not so funny to you though. Good luck with exterminating the little vermin.
I suspect that it came from the previous owner as this is the first I opened them.
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LOL!! I thought this was a joke! "Popping sound" then finding corn in you air cleaner!! That's the craziest thing I've seen on a bike!!! Maybe the PO was making a getaway through a corn field on the bike. Doubt it.
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I would say that if you do have mice troubles or birds. Try plugging the square hole on the left, it looks like you do not have the air box anymore. It sure is a different way of carrying food for a long trip.

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You're doing it wrong - put the kernels in the exhaust - that'll get some popping!

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-05-2010, 12:43 PM
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I'd hate to see the picture when someone post their bike is running like crap
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