So I am out of work at the minute and I have lots of time on my hands, we all know that the devil finds work for idle thumbs so I have been toying with the idea of removing the pair valve from my 05 M800. (Which is more interesting/important than finishing decorating the kitchen
I have read through the useful posts on here, one of which by Mr Intruder that mentioned the pair valve allowing air into the exhaust to burn excess fuel resulting in a nice popping sound on deceleration. As I read this I knew the sound that was mentioned and I thought it is worth leaving the valve on even if only for the glorious popping noise exiting the Vance & Hines pipes.
So today I had to nip out and about and I decided to take the bike. To my surprise the exhaust pop mentioned in the thread I read has completely disappeared. No matter how many times I tried theres not even one single pop on deceleration. I rode hard and fast, I rode slow and steady, Motorway, country roads and even did a lap of Barnsley town center.
Could it be that my pair valve has stopped working, could I take it off and clean it or should I remove it completely if it has become nothing more than a shiny chrome effect ornament cluttering up my jugs?
Any views or thoughts on the subject would be appreciated, Thanks