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Offline Asmith61

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Flames from my v-Strom
« on: December 30, 2020, 09:40:39 »
Having not used my bikes for a while and they being connected to the Oxford optimisers yesterday I decided to start them up and give them a run getting the v-Strom up to temperature I was taking the Revs up and there was flames coming out of both end cans my wife took a video and I managed to get these stills of the flames 🔥
I was wondering if it was just unburnt fuel or something else  ?

I would appreciate your views

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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 09:42:33 »
Duh forgot the pictures

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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 10:17:01 »
My old Vee used to pop a few flames out it's titanium akrapovics occasionally.
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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 10:28:19 »
I'd guess at just unburnt fuel.
Cold start systems and 13 year old fuelling technology will likely mean the bike running a little richer than normal when it first fires on a cold day and this will produce a few overrun flames when you roll off the throttle. Mine used to do this all day every day until I fixed the leaking exhaust. Nothing to worry about unless it does it constantly even when up to temperature.

* I bet that video sounds great though right :)

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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 10:50:40 »
@ kwackboy I quite like it  lol

@ Rixington43 yes it sounded well good scorpion end cans with the baffles out shame I couldn’t post the video 😩

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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2020, 10:54:04 »
I can well imagine, I have Mivv carbon ovals, baffles out and spent a year with the bike running richer than Jeff Bezos on a treadmill.
I'll be honest, I'm glad I've stopped it doing it constantly though, gets a bit tiresome on a 6 hour day (and that's just the fuel stops as it was doing about 32mpg) :)

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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2020, 10:58:03 »
Love the sound riding especially in built up areas where it echos around  lol  :thumb:

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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2020, 11:02:40 »
Yea mine is terrible on fuel to but it makes me smile  :dance:
I have mtc end cans on the b-king with baffles out and on the bandit I have a fuel end can with no baffle at all
But on the Triumph I have standard exhausts which sometimes makes a change  lol

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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2020, 14:38:33 »
Wonderful is what it is. :clap:
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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2020, 20:53:28 »
Hold my beer...

I'll go fire up the Varabeast and you can all hear it with the baffles out, from your own homes  lol
She gets used as the alarm clock at Fat Rats.

It does pop a few flames out the cans after a long sit in the damp air of winter.

Nothing sounds better than a big V-Twin with straight through cans.
Unless you're creeping through a sleepy little rural village  :shy:



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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2020, 20:59:44 »
1.5 litres of Kawasaki V twin, completely unbaffled straight through pipes. Second best sounding bike I ever owned.

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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2021, 21:55:17 »
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She gets used as the alarm clock at Fat Rats

Can confirm this!

Its amazing how the baffles fall out of the Vara every time we go near Abergwesyn ... strange that  :shrug:  lol
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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2021, 22:28:43 »
I know it's childish but it's got to be done.........Here's my TDM900 years ago.


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Re: Flames from my v-Strom
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2021, 06:04:33 »
Take care that the same thing doesn't happen to your ride, https://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=37828.0