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Intruder 1400 Popping and no power

Old 12-01-2012, 11:10 PM
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Question Intruder 1400 Popping and no power

(I believe this is in the wrong section and if it is please move to the right spot, thank you!)
Hello all, I just bought myself a '99 Intruder 1400 VS. I didn't see a spot for intruders in any of the sub forums so not sure if it's referred to by a different name or not. I also own an '01 Marauder 800 which again not sure if it's referred to by another name.

Anyway, on to my question.

The intruder 1400 is popping a lot on one side. It also has no power when trying to accelerate. I put new spark plugs in it and it started popping more and I noticed on occasion in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear I could some times get it to pop and I would feel the sudden increase in power but it would last only a second or two.

I don't "think" it is bad gas but not 100%. On Monday I am going to have my step brother help me pull the carbs and clean them and clean out the gas tank. It was mentioned that it could possibly be the coils.

I will be uploading a video soon with the popping and it puffing a little white smoke only out one side. This was taking after about a 30-45 minute ride at about 70-75 mph. It was hard to keep it at that speed with the hills where I am at and it not having much power.

I am looking for suggestions on a possible cause other than the spark plugs as I have replaced thoughs. I don't have a service manual yet but I found online that they should be 0.35 gap? Just making sure that is correct.

Thank you for reading and the video should be up in about an hour or so.

I thought I had a better video but here is one right after the ride. I shut it off to switch into neutral as I think the clutch needs to be bled out. I have to pump the clutch to get it to shift and use a lot of force when bike is running. So after getting it in neutral I started it and let it idle for 5 to 10 minutes. The popping slowed down a lot after a few minutes.


Last edited by Redixe; 12-01-2012 at 11:46 PM.
Old 07-09-2019, 09:01 AM
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I know this post is from 2012, but... DId you ever figure out what the issue was and how did you fix it...
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