It has to be very dark, and maybe it's usually when it is cold out too, but when
first started up and at a fast idle both my LowRider and V-Rod rear pipes glow red
close to the head, if it takes me more than a minute to get backed out and on my way
I've never seen it any other time, I believe there is a richness circuit engaged, like
running with a choke, maybe with ignition retarded too. This is a fact, both bikes
have over 30,000 miles and run great. It's normal and common, and so is people
telling you its wrong, dangerous, or you're imagining it.
.038%er (means I know there's only .038 % CO2 in air)
Some days you feel like TORQUE!
Some days you feel like HORSEPOWER!
Once you establish yourself as an eccentric,
you rarely have to explain your actions.
Something a guy at a HD parts counter told me 30 years ago,
"You know what I'd do with that bike if it was mine? RIDE IT! Nothin' else ."