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One of my exhaust pipes is working great, the other is hardly moving any air at all. What do I do?

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It may be a problem with your pipe being clogged or dented badly. In a worse case, it could be that the cylinder is not firing. If you can, start your bike, and feel the pipe right at the header to see if it is getting hot. If the pipe stays cool while the others are hot, your cylinder is not firing. If that is, check the spark plug to see if it is fouled or cracked. If the plug is good, check if the cylinder is getting fuel because it could be that your carb is clogged.

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Testimonial: "Thanks! All of the cylinders are working and after further inspection there is a large dent on the bottom of that pipe. One of the spark plugs was not the same as the others, so I replaced them all and it got rid of the rattle I was hearing thinking I had a bad valve. Thank you again for your help."

  • tbradley_rn Mar 11, 2013

    Thanks! All of the cylinders are working and after further inspection there is a large dent on the bottom of that pipe. One of the spark plugs was not the same as the others, so I replaced them all and it got rid of the rattle I was hearing thinking I had a bad valve. Thank you again for your help.



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