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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Did the ear shave and coastering... but

Finally did the ear shave and coasters! Sure does look much better and seems a bit louder.

The bike wouldn't start at first until I pulled one of the air filters and covered up the intake with my hand. Started up, I put the filter on, adjusted the idle, and it seemed to be running just fine!

I had dumped the remainder of my SeaForm bottle in the 3/4 full tank, so it was a bit smoky. However, I noticed smoke coming from the rear cylinder's exhaust where it meets the head. I have never seen smoke coming out of there. I guess since the SeaFoam makes the exhaust smoke so much that the once invisible exhaust leak is now... visible. I saw this before doing the conversion while using SeaFoam, so I don't think its something I did.

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id recomend new crush gaskets.... alot of the guys on here can give you the actuall part number or you could just search for them.... i think they are around like 10-20$... could be cheape..... not exatcly sure
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I think they are something that can be purchased at the Hardly Davison shop (they usually have them in stock, a dealer most times has to order them)
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I bought two sets at HD just in case I wanted to put my jardines back on. They were less than 20$.

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Well I finished putting it together today and wow, it hasn't run this well in a while!! Didn't notice any smoke though. I think I will order a set of gaskets to keep around just in case I need them...

Thanks for the part number!!
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Make sure that the exhaust header nuts or fully tight. I found one of mine missing just the other day. I just installed a new nut and my exhaust leak went away, you may not really need new gaskets. My bike is a 04 not that old, if yours is a lot older maybe new gaskets would be the way to go.

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Mine is also an 04.

I took it for a ~40 mile drive today and it burned through nearly 2/3 of my tank of gas!!! When trying to troubleshoot my stumbling issues, I poured nearly the entire SeaFoam can in there, could that have killed my mileage? Ran like a champ though... and started up right away, which it never did, not even when new!
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Just a thought, did you open up the choke after warm up???

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Yup... One thing I did notice is that sometimes my RPMs would tend to hover near 2k for a few seconds after rolling off the throttle. Then it would go back down to 900rpm or so
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