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I drilled holes in the back plates of my pipes to make it louder.. after I rode it for 45 minutes.. It wanted to stall.. and now it won't idle.. It dies if I let the RPMs go less that 3000... did I **** my bike up by doing that?
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I drilled holes in the back plates of my pipes to make it louder.. after I rode it for 45 minutes.. It wanted to stall.. and now it won't idle.. It dies if I let the RPMs go less that 3000... did I **** my bike up by doing that?
I don't know, did you? More info needed....how many holes, what diameter? still have goats belly, stock intake? Might need a carb adjustment or could be an unrelated problem.


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10 holes... 3/8's... still has goats belly..
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The bike has always been a bit hard to idle and restart after a ride longer than 45 minutes.. I wonder if the goats belly is heating up the electronic components ..
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Most that I've seen people do is 8 holes and I believe 6 holes is most common. Probably should have gotten the rough idle issue taken care of then drill the baffles, just to make it easier to tune. Folks have claimed the goats belly caused their r&r to overheat. Mine is stock intake/exhaust 93' no problems.


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hot starting issues can also be tied to the pick coil gap. there is an easy mod to allow making the gap .020 and it helps a lot in hot start, and possibly could also help a hot idle problem.

but charging system needs to be working properly as well. as mentioned, the goats belly has been reported to cause issues with the R/R getting too hot.

Also, AGM batteries are recommend for these bikes.. can help a lot of starting or other electrical issues

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I know my 800 was lean to start with. If you give it more air without more fuel it may get pretty lean

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Open up the low idle mixture screws 1/2 to 3/4 turn ans see if it helps....check yer tank vents too.....if the tank aint venting, it will cause hard starts, and lean runnin....



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IF it was running right before you drilled the holes, you likely leaned it out too much. Turning the pilot screws out might help, but there is a possibility you might have to rejet. When I installed aftermarket pipes on mine, it was way lean, I had to go up one size on both the main and pilot jets.

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