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  1. 14mpg...surging....black smoke from exhaust.... somebody please help!!!

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I just bought a 2002 vtx 1800c with 12,000 miles on it, and I am having all sorts of troubles. I am averaging 14 mpg, the bike surges under low rpm when the motor isn't working very hard, and when I get on it black smoke pours out of the exhaust. I read through a lot of the posts and have tried...
  2. lean, rich, or good..or idle adjustment..

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    I know I'm beating a dead horse. And I've done lots of research on checking your plugs. The bike feels snappy and but theres no popping in any range of throttle which I believe is a pretty good deal. So, just a quick poll about this. I know how to fix it if there's anything wrong but I just...
  3. Rich at idle?

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Greetings! I pulled my plugs yesterday, just to see what they looked like. The electrode was like a greyish, which I read is pretty much what you're looking for. The thing that got me was the sootiness around the top ring of the plug, near the porcelain. When I read another plug reading chart...
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