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Old 11-28-2012, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2003 Shadow, ( as you can see below ) and I have recently notice severe exhaust smell when stopped. I have also notice backfires. Is it possible that I have an exhaust leak?

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you had your pipes off for any reason?,,also maybe a/f needs adjusting, if pipes were removed and the crush rings weren't replaced that could cause a leak.
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I have never had the pipes off.


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Even if you never had them off there could still be a leak at the exhaust port off the engine. Try tightening the acorn nuts that hold the exhaust to the engine and also the bolts for the clamps that clamp the mufflers to the exhaust.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You could be idling a little rich. Even without an exhaust leak, the smell would be strong when stopped.


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