Popping sound - Page 2 - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
 2Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 11:26 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 103
FWIW, the bike is 100% stock except for a swegotech, batzen adjuster and ALTrider skidplate.

Not certain any of those are causing the exhaust to pop.
socaladam is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 01:26 PM
Senior Member
 
Yetnarsaram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 113
What type of fuel do you use?
The major brands ( shell, chevron and mobil ) or the cheaper brands ( 76, arco and costco )
I use 91 octane, personal preference ( shell )
It might just be me being anal but the Africa doesn't seem to digest the cheaper brands well and seems to make more noise
I have 12k miles on my AT
Yetnarsaram is offline  
post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: London
Posts: 50
You raise a good point and I agree, the AT does not like cheap fuel. I did experience a near complete cut out which I could only attribute to cheap fuel and maybe abit of water had got into the tank. I had done a couple of supermarket fill ups previously. Only shell or equivalent now. Not however the cause of popping so the mystery continues.
gas man is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 11:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Nusk450x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 163
Popping sound

I'm having this issue on occasion not the popping and crackling you get from the exhaust when it's a bit lean I do believe it's a backfire into the throttle body and it's still due to being lean but lean down low not up high. As it happens at low revs sub 2k to me not at 3k+ so a very lean idle mixture to meet emissions regs. My 450 has a backfire screen on the oiled air filter to prevent this from igniting my filter.

Best fix would be a proper remap.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

"I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being."

Theodore Roosevelt
Nusk450x is offline  
post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-21-2017, 11:52 AM
Senior Member
 
eltel62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Ireland
Posts: 479
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nusk450x View Post

Best fix would be a proper remap.
Or just a Rapid Bike Easy
Nusk450x likes this.
eltel62 is offline  
post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 12:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by gas man View Post
Guys, I know I fart a lot but I don't think it's that? I also don't think it's coming from the exhaust , though I know what you mean with that. It seems to be from the front and a can't recreate it with any one action. Very strange, not bothered by it just interested to find what causes it. Suspension somehow?In the meantime I'll keep on farting and loving riding the AT?
I get this too. Some sort of minor popping noise coming from what seems to be the front end on stop/starts. Like the front fork or tire is popping intermittently in those situations. Anyone else figure out what this is?
Jarrett is offline  
post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-06-2018, 08:33 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 1
Good morning. Bought an AT about a month ago and after only 300 miles my seat is making the popping sound on deceleration. I am sure it's not from the exhaust because I have re-created it when the engine is off and I shift my weight forward on the seat. I have the upper position selected for the seat because I'm a tall guy and can use the room. I'll switch the seat position and post the results.
jrf2112 is offline  
post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-06-2018, 11:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Bless The Rains's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yetnarsaram View Post
What type of fuel do you use?
The major brands ( shell, chevron and mobil ) or the cheaper brands ( 76, arco and costco )
Do you have a reference for 76 being worse than Shell?

I recently switched from Shell to 76 because the location of the 76 is more convenient. I saw in the Consumer Reports link below that both are listed as "Top Tier" brands so I thought I was safe making the switch.

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-...h-extra-price/

I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become
Bless The Rains is offline  
post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-06-2018, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: London
Posts: 50
it was the seat for me!
gas man is offline  
post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-06-2018, 10:59 PM
Member
 
B4Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 34
I get the same popping sound from the front of my seat as well. Can only assume it is the lug on the front of seat moving in the loop on the tank. I have removed and refitted the seat numerous times and can not get it to stop. Happens more on take off than stopping.

GET A GRIP........ON REALITY,
B4Bear is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to make your Remus Okami sound better in one easy step True Ad Venture Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum 16 03-14-2019 05:28 PM
Member Sound Off! FullThrottle Off Topic Discussion 9 09-02-2016 06:01 AM
Termignoni sound video Swagneto Parts and Accessories 10 06-04-2016 06:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome