i am the owner of a 85' xv1000, but i am diappointed to report that i have been having a glich ever since day 1. i seem to be breaking down spark on 1 cylinder and flooding this is a serious problem for me
i have changed the factory exhaust and jetted the carbs and have a k&n
filter on order but i am still having the problem.
I still have my '85 XV100 as a back up to my Boss Hoss.
I had a similar problem for quite a while. One cylinder was dying and sometimes the 2nd followed. When I stopped and let it run in neutral it was all good again. I changed a lot before we exchanged the blackbox. Nothing helped but that new blackbox.
BTW I have 109'000km (67'800miles) on the odometer.
BHRA President Europe
maybe your diaphragm in the petcock is leaking?? Flooding the cylinder and killing your spark.