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post #1 of 8 Old 08-08-2019, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Mechanic gave up on it should I?

Hi I cut the exhaust off my bike it idles poorly and I couldn't get it to run decently. I took it to my mechanic and he messed around with it and installed new jets. Idles perfect but still runs like crap it's all jumpy and cuts out a lot. Earlier today he said he did all he could do for it. He said he looked for a different carburetor but didn't find anything that would match up. Anyone have ideals or thoughts? I see a lot of 250's with cut off exhaust how do they get away with it?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-08-2019, 08:53 AM
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Your best bet is to put some mufflers back on it



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I see a lot of 250's with cut off exhaust how do they get away with it?
They care more how it looks and sounds than how it runs. A lot of those bikes will develop damaged valves due to the chopped exhaust.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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I'm still a newbie, but violating the parameters of Honda's extensive engineering can have serious repercussions to your wallet.

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They care more how it looks and sounds than how it runs.
So if they care about how it looks and sounds, why do they cut the mufflers off? It's the absolute worst look and sound anyone can do to the bike...
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Not disagreein', just sayin'. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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Honestly the only reason to cut the OEM mufflers off is to replace them with a set of aftermarket mufflers.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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At the expense of the ears of the near by victims. My expression when children pass with no mufflers is: That's why they don't want us to have guns. Sounds like warped & sticking valves to me. Preventing that is the other function of mufflers.
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