I've got a '99 Pegaso 650 which hasn't been running for about 7 years. It's was in a quite a deteriorated state when I got it, i.e. seized carbs, tank full of water, sump full of an ugly fuel/oil mix, I seriously I drained about 5 liters from it.
I've fixed the biggies and finally got it started today, however it's running really rough (no surprises there) but what worries me is the way the headers are glowing. I've been riding for a long time and owned more than a couple of bikes, but I've never seen headers glow like this before.
A quick search of the internet shows number of threads similar to this, the responses vary from 'this is normal noob' to 'tweak the pilot jet to make it run richer'.
What's your opinion, the bike is a 650cc single bore, it runs very rough for about 3 minutes, the temperature gauge shows about 80 C, but exhausts start to glow.
Is this normal?