Backfire or ?
You've really got to love riding motorcycles to go out in chilly, damp, overcast conditions like we had here in the midwest this weekend. But thats what I did - and something interesting happened, and I'm curious if anyone knows what it might be.
In short, as I was rolling along in third gear at about 40 mph, I heard a definite sharp "pop" sound. I rolled on the throttle, and the engine responded normally, and there was no repetition of the noise. Could this have been a backfire?
I'd been riding for about twenty minutes when it happened. The temperature was about 38 F, with high humidity. I'd had the bike on a fairly fast, twisty run; and was slowing down as I entered a small town when it happened. I also should say that I have an '02 model, and have not done the IAT relocation. I guess I'm theorizing that the air temperature shown at the sensor (near the cylinders) was different from that of the air going into the airbox - and that this may have led to an incorrect mixture going into the combustion chamber.. but again, this is the theorizing of an amateur.
My question is, if it was a backfire, what causes it, and will it do any permanent damage? And should I do anything different to avoid it?
Thanks in advance for your answers..