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This is my first post.
Since one month I'm the owner of a 2006 VTX 1300R. The bike has 7300 miles on it. After about 300 miles without problems the engine started to backfire when accelerating.
If I kept on the gas, the backfiring stopped and the engine would smooth out at higher RPM's. After inspection I found out that the spark plugs of the second cylinder needed to be replaced. They were black. After the replacement the bike runs fine again. No backfiring anymore.
While inspecting everything, I found out that engine oil comes via the breather tube into the air filter house.
Does anyone knows what this means?
 

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That is normal.
There is a short hose at the bottom of the housing. A clip can be loosened and the cap removed to drain blow-by and engine oil.
Remove the air filter and wipe out oil.
Welcome to the VTXOA!

Look in the tool box in the left frame cover, pull out tools, fish around for the Owner's Manual.
 

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Thanks,
I feel better now.
Problem is I bought the bike second hand with an empty toolbox🤐
 

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Thanks,
I feel better now.
Problem is I bought the bike second hand with an empty toolbox🤐
Welcome and Don't worry ..my new 06 didnt come with a tool kit....some years didn't....may have got lost at the dealer....:thumbup:
 
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