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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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New 2003 VStar 1100 Classic owner from Kentucky. Not really new to motorcycles or forums though! Just picked this up today and am really loving it. Had to do a little research, but AIS is already disabled. Carbs need a slight adjustment (occasional backfire on decel). Hypercharger, Aftermarket pipes, Mustang steats, etc.. Really clean bike. Starts right up no issues.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 09:09 PM
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nice looking 1100

the hypercharger is probably whats causing the occasional backfire on decel

they are really designed for racing and riding fast and hard, so its not an intake you can tune for both high speed riding and idling and putting around town

if it doenst bother you its no big deal, you could crack the throttle just a bit when slowing down and the backfiring will probably stop

If you want a more even tempered ride then you might consider putting an intake on the bike that is not designed as a ram-air intake.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 10:39 PM
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 06:00 AM
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada and a fellow 1100 owner. KCW is right on the money about the hypercharger. Those are notoriously hard (impossible) to tune for average riding.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 06:35 AM
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Hi silar!
Welcome to the forum, I’m just south of you in East Tennessee. They’re right about the hypercharger. Nice intro and with pics, very nice looking bike!

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Welcome from NW Arkansas! Beautiful bike.

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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you joined us. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I knew the backfiring was due to the hypercharger. The PO wasn't a hobbyist/tinkerer like me though. I may end up removing it and replacing it back with a normal air cleaner..
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