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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hey All - my wife is loving her 1100 - have put about 6000KM on it (3600 miles) since buying it at the beginning of June.

However, it stinks. When we are riding with friends I typically tailgun the group and we've received no shortage of polite mentions about the smell of her exhaust. It seems mainly to happen during deceleration, but even at a consistent speed cruise there is a noticeable stink. I can smell it myself from 4 or 5 bikes behind her often.

The bike is pretty much bone stock engine wise aside from Vance and Hines slip ons - and not straight pipes, but tasteful sounding.

I'm presuming this is just a carb adjustment job necessary...running too rich? Is this a common 1100 thing? There's 2 other 1100's in the group we often ride with and neither seem to exhibit the same issue despite also being bone stock and having similar mileage on them.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 08:12 PM
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Id pull the plugs to see if it runs rich. My wifes 650 had had that issue before I cleaned the jets and float chambers. After that smell was gone (carbs still need to be rebuilt though, I dont like how it runs)


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Classy. These aren't at all the rude comments I was expecting to see on a "stinky exhaust" thread.

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Yup, we're a classy bunch here.

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Awe, pics of the midnight shoppers at Walmart!


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Absolutely! When I worked midnights, Id stop by a local Walmart to take a break and be totally entertained by the midnight shoppers. The weekends were the best!


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Absolutely! When I worked midnights, Id stop by a local Walmart to take a break and be totally entertained by the midnight shoppers. The weekends were the best!


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