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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-05-2006, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Just installed the Cruzers

I just finished installing the V/H Curzers on my 06. I drilled out the air mixture plugs and opened each needle valve 1 1/2 turns and the bike is still popping. Can I go more on the air mixture valves? how much more can I open the needles? If I slowly release the throttle the bike doesnt pop hardly at all, but if I quickly close the throttle then it starts to pop.

I ran the bike through a few heat up and cool down cycles so I could tighten the header nuts to the required Ft lbs and also installed new crush gaskets at the heads.

For those of you who have the Cruzers, how many turns did you open up your air mixture valves on your carbs? Im thinking that I might have to go more even though I dont think that Ill ever get rid of the popping entirely.

And boy ,, these things are LOUD!!!! I cant imagain what they would sound like with the baffles out. They also look pretty dam good I might add.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-05-2006, 03:43 PM
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I have Cobra exhaust on my 05. My screws are 3 /12 turns out and still pop. I am going to try another 1/4 turn and see what happens..

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Have you done the Coaster thing??? blocking the vacuume hose with a marble? I am going to try that next, but I want to put something in the hose that I can remove later if the need arises.
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I am at 2 3/4
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Hey artman, are you still getting alot of popping??? I know its hard to describe how much less, but was there a big difference? or is the popping just about gone?
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Do your coastering before doing the carbs or you are just adding more fuel to the air mixture to POP!(Ithink)
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I turned the screws out 2 3/4 turns, almost no popping at all now. Can't imagine taking the baffles out, they are loud enough already.

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My rear cylinder wont stop popping no matter the adjustment, I must have a leak at the exhaust. I did the smoke test, i took a lit cigarette and held it around the exhaust/head. there was no leak coming from the crush gasket. Ive tightened all the carb mounts. What should I look at next? I have an 06 750.

The front cylinder has no popping at all, screw turned out 3 turns.
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Mine pop like crazy...I guess I'm just weird because it doesn't bother me.

Then again....I'm weird.


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I must be wierd too then DMAX.
I don't really mind it, and like some have said, if I need it to be a little quieter for some reason, I'll just slightly open the throttle some more, and it's not so bad.
Forget snap & crackle, I just wanna POP !


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