1983 XV920 Pops and crackles at low throttle (Columbia City IN)

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1983 XV920 Pops and crackles at low throttle (Columbia City IN)

Post by kollertk » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:32 am

83 vx920 idles fine, cruises at high speeds fine, but pops and crackles when a small amount of throttle is given. I believe it even backfired enough to kill the engine once, when riding. But the bike has a lot of power/acceleration at high speed. Anyone else had this issue?

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Re: 1983 XV920 Pops and crackles at low throttle (Columbia City IN)

Post by TGWilson » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:57 pm

I'm. Having the same problem. I'm currently trying to put some carb cleaner through and I'm hoping that will help. Crossing my fingers I don't have to pull the carbs out

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Re: 1983 XV920 Pops and crackles at low throttle (Columbia City IN)

Post by kollertk » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:09 pm

Any one have any suggestions or insight? It would be greatly appreciated

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Re: 1983 XV920 Pops and crackles at low throttle (Columbia City IN)

Post by ViragoJoe » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:01 am

kollertk wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:09 pm
Any one have any suggestions or insight? It would be greatly appreciated
Koller,

Need more information regarding your bike.

How long have you had the bike?

How many miles are on the bike?

When did this popping and cracking start?

Is the bike totally stock or has modifications been made:
Like Carburetor Air Cleaner Mods, etc.?
Aftermarket exhaust pipes?

When was the last time valve were adjusted?

When was the last time the Carburetors were Synchronized?

When was the last time the plugs were changed and/or re-gapped and what are their gaps currently.

Take pictures of the current spark plug electrodes conditions and attach them.
Label which is front and which is rear.
What brand are the spark plugs and there I.D. numbers (example: NGK BP7ES or BPR7ES).
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