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My '01 F4i runs real rich. Everytime I get off my bike, I smell like exhaust with an overly rich fuel mixture. I checked my mileage last tank and only got 35mpg, which seems pretty low to me. I have heard that aftermarket pipes will cause the bike to run rich. I have a D&D slip-on, so I'm assuming that this is my problem. So, is there anything I can do to remedy this problem?
 

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My '01 F4i runs real rich. Everytime I get off my bike, I smell like exhaust with an overly rich fuel mixture. I checked my mileage last tank and only got 35mpg, which seems pretty low to me. I have heard that aftermarket pipes will cause the bike to run rich. I have a D&D slip-on, so I'm assuming that this is my problem. So, is there anything I can do to remedy this problem?
hmm, it's only a slip on, more for looks and sound then performance. if it is running rich, i doubt its the slip on causing it. does any black smoke come out of the exhaust? and does it pop at all?

i also thought my bike (02 f4i, i also live in tally by the way) was running rich. i was told to check the airfilter, because if something big decided to get stuck on it then it could cause you to run rich. i have still yet to check it though (no time!).
 

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you may want to get the bike remapped to account for the freer airflow. i'd get a high flow airfilter first (k & n). making the bike breathe freer (intake and exhaust)will improve performance ie: more power...remapping the fuel injection will solve the mixture issue.
 

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I finally switched back to my stock can for now. The rich smell and the roughness of my bike were not acceptable. I have a k&n and a powercommander and I couldn't get it right. I have spoken to other people with the d&d that said even after the dyno the bike still ran like shit. So thats why I switched back to the stock can.
 

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jon341427---I haven't checked the air filter, good idea.
Its a small world. What color is your bike? Do you go to FSU by any chance?

uncledaddy----Where can I get the bike remapped? I was told to go with the power commander to fix the issue.

wheelie_steve---My bike runs great with the D&D, smooth power delivery, idle, etc. Its just the rich mixture that sucks.
 

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jon341427---I haven't checked the air filter, good idea.
Its a small world. What color is your bike? Do you go to FSU by any chance?

my bike is red and silver, but has a red tail and red rims. http://www.picturetrail.com/joncattaneo that is when i got it, the stickers on the front are now gone.

i actually go to TCC until i get instate tuition. came down here from NY to try to scam instate and then transfer to FSU ;p are you in FSU? and do you have a group you ride with? i just started riding about a month ago, so i wanted to get used to the bike before going out on runs.
 

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my bike is red and silver, but has a red tail and red rims. http://www.picturetrail.com/joncattaneo that is when i got it, the stickers on the front are now gone.

i actually go to TCC until i get instate tuition. came down here from NY to try to scam instate and then transfer to FSU ;p are you in FSU? and do you have a group you ride with? i just started riding about a month ago, so i wanted to get used to the bike before going out on runs.
Yeah, I go to FSU, but transfered from TCC. I don't ride with anyone, honestly don't have the time. There is a group that meets at Fast Trixx (N. Monroe before Hooters) on Sunday mornings and rides into GA for lunch, then back. I hear they really move though, so if you go, be prepared for a very fast ride.Ive been tempted to go, but decided not to. I think I would probably push myself beyond my means and wreck or something.
 

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Yeah, I go to FSU, but transfered from TCC. I don't ride with anyone, honestly don't have the time. There is a group that meets at Fast Trixx (N. Monroe before Hooters) on Sunday mornings and rides into GA for lunch, then back. I hear they really move though, so if you go, be prepared for a very fast ride.Ive been tempted to go, but decided not to. I think I would probably push myself beyond my means and wreck or something.
yeah by the way they talk, and the look of their bikes i could tell they go quickly. thats why ive yet to go out with them. some of them seem like pretty cool people though, one used to work at the yamaha shop on the other side of monroe.

im going to try to go to a trackday in early oct. i guess ill go do that, then see how i feel on the bike.
 
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