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  1. Capel
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    I have a 2009 Raider and I replaced the stock exhaust with LA Choppers DD pipes. The bike know has a chirping sound. The chirping is loudest when I am riding at low speeds. I had a PC V installed with the pipes. The pipes are very black on the inside and the lower pipe is black on the outside from the upper pipe. My back rim also gets black and I have to wipe it down after each ride. The Yamaha dealer I bought the bike from is the same dealer that did the modifications. The service manager told me this is normal and all raiders a have problem running rich. I thought the PC V could be programed to help eliminate the poppong and black pipes, but I am not sure about the chirping. In either case I am not getting much help from the dealer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. matcruser
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    Sounds like the pc-v needs a new map.

    As for the chirping, the most common cause is a misaligned, improperly adjusted, or dirty belt. Check the tension and alignment. If it still chirps go to the Harley shop and buy some Poly Oil. This is a lubricant designed specifically for the belt. Put a dab on the front pulley between the belt and pulley (pull the belt gaurd for ez access).

  3. poppj
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    I have a 2009 Raider and I replaced the stock exhaust with LA Choppers DD pipes. The bike know has a chirping sound. The chirping is loudest when I am riding at low speeds. I had a PC V installed with the pipes. The pipes are very black on the inside and the lower pipe is black on the outside from the upper pipe. My back rim also gets black and I have to wipe it down after each ride. The Yamaha dealer I bought the bike from is the same dealer that did the modifications. The service manager told me this is normal and all raiders a have problem running rich. I thought the PC V could be programed to help eliminate the poppong and black pipes, but I am not sure about the chirping. In either case I am not getting much help from the dealer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    its not normal.... you cant trust the dealership....bob

  4. zarke172
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    did you re-install the o2 sensor in the exhaust system when you put the new pipes on? as for all raiders running rich, mine didn't with the stock exhaust OR with the V&H big radius 2 into one i put on it.this exhaust had a tapped hole in it for the o2 sensor. i also kept the stock ignition system,and the bike runs really well.

  5. Capel
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    They did not re-connect the o2 sensor. They screwed it into the new pipes, but left the wire hanging.

  6. Capel
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    I have been there 5 times and the drive is 50 miles each way. I wrote a letter to Yamaha and complained. The dealer called me and wants to look at my bike again. I am not sure if I should take it back or go to another mechanic.

  7. poppj
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    I have been there 5 times and the drive is 50 miles each way. I wrote a letter to Yamaha and complained. The dealer called me and wants to look at my bike again. I am not sure if I should take it back or go to another mechanic.
    your dealer should have found the problem on the first trip you made....maybe you should let us all know the name of the dealership so folks in your area can stay clear of them....good luck....5 times to the dealership for this problem is crazy....bob

  8. retzdarraiter
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    your dealer sounds shady to me. take it eslewhere. good luck.

  9. Capel
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    I think you are right. I should have bought the bike in Broken Arrow OK. It is a lot closer. I bought the bike at Road Track and Trail in Muskogee Oklahoma. I think I will take it to a bike shop down the road and see if they can help me out.

  10. poppj
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    I think you are right. I should have bought the bike in Broken Arrow OK. It is a lot closer. I bought the bike at Road Track and Trail in Muskogee Oklahoma. I think I will take it to a bike shop down the road and see if they can help me out.
    good luck cable....let us know how you make out....i think the owners at ROAD TRACK AND TRAIL IN MUSKOGEE should take a good look at a service manager that tells you that was normal....smart move writing to yamaha....bob

  11. zarke172
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    bring your bike to K&N YAMAHA in west tulsa and i am sure you will get it repaired properly.both their techs have been to every yamaha factory school and are really well trained. call 918-446-6657 and ask for gary or cody.

  12. loneRiter
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    I have a 2009 Raider and I replaced the stock exhaust with LA Choppers DD pipes. The bike know has a chirping sound. The chirping is loudest when I am riding at low speeds. I had a PC V installed with the pipes. The pipes are very black on the inside and the lower pipe is black on the outside from the upper pipe. My back rim also gets black and I have to wipe it down after each ride. The Yamaha dealer I bought the bike from is the same dealer that did the modifications. The service manager told me this is normal and all raiders a have problem running rich. I thought the PC V could be programed to help eliminate the poppong and black pipes, but I am not sure about the chirping. In either case I am not getting much help from the dealer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Its is the pipes I also have the LAC & Cobra Fi2000 it started immediatly, with 4000 mile now I am getting the belt chirp now.The belt shirp is louder and pretty obvious.The chirp from the exhast is not to worry about it is the nature of these pipes.If you ever heard this bike with no exhaust it would explain.

  13. RawenRaiter
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    Capel, I have an '09 S that has 5300 miles on it. I just took it out this morning and noticed a high pitched "chirp" with mine. It only does this with accelerating. Is this the issue you are having? I know that my problem is the belt and the "chirp" is coming from the rear pulley.

    My dealer says that it is time for a new belt. Anyone else having to replace their belt around 5K miles? This mileage interval seems low for this belt...........

  14. poppj
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    your belt should last alot longer than 5,000 miles.....many people have well over 10,000 on there original belt and they still look good....the dealer always wants to sell you something....bob

  15. RawenRaiter
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    poppj, you're right. I thought the same thing so, I tightened the belt a bit and problem solved............

  16. matcruser
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    My dealer says that it is time for a new belt. Anyone else having to replace their belt around 5K miles? This mileage interval seems low for this belt...........
    I'd stay away from that dealer.

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