Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Buckeye, AZ. Sun Valley & Camelback area.
Checking for a lean condition is a great start as previously mentioned, but even if you have the ideal 14.7/1 ratio the head pipe will be glowing in the night time after a spirited ride. I have read about others with problems regarding cracked stock head pipes.
I know you said the head pipe was stock, but what about the muffler? I imagine it's stock as well due to your sound level comment. Do you have a bumper installed? I had a problem where the bumper mount would hit the muffler when the bed was tilted.
Just an idea, if you have a bumper and the bed still tilts it's something to check out.
I think that their flight from and hatred of technology is self-defeating. The Buddha rests quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha--which is to demean oneself.
Robert M. Pursig