As I was getting onto London Bridge and accelerating rapidly this morning a bus swung out the left lane suddenly causing me to roll back the throttle suddenly and change down - this seemed to cause an almighty backfire (single bang)…
Now, I now it’s yobby and chavvy, but I loved it - how can I do it again without having to go really fast and dodge buses?
if it starts doing it a lot, you might have a hole in one of your pipes.
mine does and it bangs like feck, all the time. any roll off, BANG, change gear, BANG. firkin loud, I love it! don’t want to fix the pipe really coz it sounds so good, but I suppose I had better really.
The kill switch thing is fun but can damage the engine. On my old CB500 I fitted a straight through exhaust when the stock one started to rattle. From the 1st ride that used to backfire all the time and spit flames, which was pretty cool for a CB500. Riding down a hill engine braking it’d pop loads. I did the kill switch a few times and had pedestrians covering their heads. Yes I was a bit inconsiderate in those days.