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Qestions from Taras.
got a PM from him, here is the story:
"when riding on extremley low speed (almost stoped, in 2nd gear hence very low engine RPM) and releasing clutch gently the engine jerks and periodic knock is heard. If starting from 1st gear and medium RPM everything is fine.
also there is more smoke from one of the exhaust pipes or maybe it's more dense. can't really describe the problem since i can't ride right now - it is snowing."
Taras, i think this noise you talking about comes from lugging the engine. almost stopped in 2nd gear is way to low of RPM. i'm sure you stalled copule of times too while doing this. this kinda noise apears when opening throttle hard on low speed and to high of a gear. even thou our bike is a cruiser it still likes to rev. keep it above 2000-2500RPM and you will be happy with it, and it is a completley different bike once you pass 5000!
props on practicing low speed manuvers!
i'm not an expert in this but as far as smoke from one of the pipes it could be carburaor in need of cleaning. over here we use product named "seafoam" but i'm not sure if it is available in kiev (i actually would be very surprised if it is available). it is a detergent that you add in your fuel, maybe you guys have something else for this.
also take a look at your spark plugs (we have 2 for each cylinder).
Taras, also read the verses ( and there was a thread recently about it) about winterising your bike. you storing it outside and it will suck big time if you'll find your bike dead in spring.
Last edited by tankist; 11-08-2006 at 12:39 PM.