Yeah... I think I have insulted Ted @ EMS too many times on BCSB. I'm pretty sure my last comment to Ted was what got me banned from BCSB, despite him making the first provoking comment... oh well. I have wanted to visit 5th gear, this might be a good excuse since it i very close to my work.
I know it is running rich cause my gas mileage is shit, you can smell the fuel in the exhaust, and its backfiring like a mofo as the California pair system burns off unused fuel in the exhaust. I actually had another rider pull up beside me and comment on the smell of it running rich. Its not a fuel leak, checked that, the fuel smell is definitely in the exhaust.
Its a common complaint on SVRider too, with no apparent fix
Going to change the plugs (due anyways) and clean the air filter. Maybe some maintenance will help - yet there's no sensors for the ECU to adjust the fuel ratio... so I'm not sure why its running rich to begin with... something must be wrong... like a vacuum line? That's a usual culprit on a car running rich.