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I have a 08 Vulcan 900 custom 2207 miles on it has Vance & Hines exhaust top pipe has liquid leaking looks like oil smells like gas only when baffle is in take baffle out it runs dry bike does cut out a little under heavy throttle any advice on the problem
 

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It sounds like the fuel mixture might be off. Taking the baffle out makes it run leaner and burns the excess fuel. That's a theory, anyway.
 

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what comes out of the pipe...

you are hitting on all cylinders dodsfall.

now the physics.... When gas fires, its mixed with air, which contains water, that mostly evaporates into a vapor, but if you toss a baffle in there, that moisture condenses into steam. Gas is clean burning,(that means that most of it is used up in the combustion) so most of the smoke that comes out of a muffler is mostly steam.
Now the real gotcha!
everything that comes out of an engine muffler is going to smell like gas and feel like oil to a certain extent.

One way to check for rich carbs is to goose the throttle when its cold.
if it dies, chances are its running a bit rich.
check the float levels and make sure the float valve is closing completely. if it looks worn or you have any doubts about it, replace the valve pin.
 

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Put the baffle back in no more problems with that so far but a little roll on the throttle the bike really opens up full throttle it bogs down and the bike is fuel injected btw
 
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