Originally Posted by Sumi
If it pulls as it should and idle is fine, I'd say it's normal. They really all do that!
If your slides are not in sync (if they are way out of sync I mean), it might be a carb sync issue (way out of sync carbs will also cause backfiring - but probably not just off throttle).
But IMO if it has the power it should have, and the idle isn't hunting too badly neither hanging, then it's normal - the off throttle backfiring. Also it's a better practice to ride these bikes instead of worrying about every hickup it throws at us / repairing (what isn't really broken) it constantly:)
+1 I probably fall into 'the worry wart' category too, i think it's mainly due to the avalanche of information the net brings with it. After reading dozens of different enquirys about water pump, clutch slave, fuel pump, clatter at starting the bike, fuel mapping, etc etc.... One starts to imagine all sort's of sounds, coming from the engine. As you said, just ride the frigging thing!
Although i can't, due to snow