Loud pop on startup - 02 VStar 1100
This is my first street bike so I am learning where I can.
2002 V Star 1100 with 38K Miles. Baffles removed from pipes.
When starting the bike in the morning it will release a loud pop on the first crank. The backfire sound is as loud as a gunshot. It does not seem to matter if the choke is on or off, I cant seem to determine what causes it. It happens about 75% of the time on the first startup.
Also of note, the bike does a bit of backfiring while riding when I decelerate.
I have not gotten into the mechanics on the bike other than changing the oil, replacing the tires and rear shock. Any information would be appreciated.