Exhaust popping on decel and dogging at higher speed...
I have a few issues, not sure if they are related. I have moved to Ireland, where we only have 95 octane unleaded gas. My 2006 Honda Shadow 750(which was shipped from North Carolina) started running a little off...felt like the engine was working harder than it should and seemed to be losing power in the top end. The bike had sat in a shipping crate for 3 months, empty, so I thought I would clean the carb. Took it apart and found somone had put Dynojet kit in, #42 slow jets, mains are marked 100 and 102, adjustable needle(has the e-clip and 5 grooves). Everything was pretty clean, so I wiped it down and put it back on. Bike has 26,000 miles, so since I had it mostly apart I checked the valve clearances and reset them to .006 and .008 according to the Honda shop manual. Got it all back together and now I get a lot of popping on decel(which I think I just need to adjust the idle screws out some more), but my top end power issues are still there.
Any ideas? What else should I check?
I did have some issues with the hoses on the carbs. Got in a hurry and did not pay attention to the correct routing...and I believe I have what once was a California bike, but someone has removed the emission stuff, but left some hoses, like the 2 connections at the intakes...the hose goes nowhere...unless I missed something.
I bought it with Vance and Hines pipes on it and have already done the advance timing mod with clutch springs.
Last edited by stholt5233; 06-08-2019 at 02:59 PM.