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running rough on road trip
07/27/14 at 10:03:51
 
hi everyone,

I'm in the middle of a month long road trip and two days ago my 2003 savage starts sounding more BRAAP than usual,  a bit more Harley sounding than usual when I accelerate. I've been using 91 octane the entire time. the oil was changed before I left and I've added about 1/4 cup twice and kept an eye the levels. I have been mostly in the mountains with about 50-75 lbs of gear added, so the riding has been harder than when I putz around town. I'm about the same altitude as home so far. he power of the bike is fine, it just sounds different. what do you all think? should I worry? thanks in advance  Smiley
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Reply #1 - 07/27/14 at 10:08:37
 
oh, and she's backfiring a lot more when I slow down.
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Reply #2 - 07/27/14 at 10:14:24
 
Sounds like your muffler came loose, what kinda pipe you got on there?
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Reply #3 - 07/27/14 at 10:40:19
 
could be your muff is rusted out. not much you can do about it.
but check your header and muff clamp.
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Reply #4 - 07/27/14 at 10:55:25
 
it's the original muffler. the clamp is tight, but there is rust at the exhaust end of the muffler.
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Reply #5 - 07/27/14 at 11:24:16
 
might be backfiring more because of the reduced backpressure.
i wouldn't worry about it unless they are the weaponizied kerpows.
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Reply #6 - 07/27/14 at 11:28:43
 
the backfires aren't unusual,  just more frequent. thanks! I feel a lot better now  Smiley
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Reply #7 - 07/27/14 at 12:53:26
 
Mountain riding?... or higher than usual humidity?...  That'll give you extra pops and blats...

I wouldn't worry... enjoy your trip...
Post us some pics... Wink...
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Reply #8 - 07/27/14 at 17:29:16
 
I will when I get back, my smartphone is apparently smarter than me, I can't figure out how to post pics. I did visit butte and saw evel knevil's grave!
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Reply #9 - 07/28/14 at 10:56:13
 
sarahkhas wrote on 07/27/14 at 17:29:16:
I I did visit butte and saw evel knevil's grave!



Ooooh....Did you jump over it? Grin
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Reply #10 - 07/28/14 at 11:22:26
 
Could the baffle have come lose or worn out?
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