Hello all! 2015 1200 SE with 3800 miles. Beetle map. Stock muffler.
Started my GRiSO today in 80deg Fahrenheit outside temp.
Started easy enough, gunned it a little, it died, it didn't want to start again (turned over, but kinda like a flooded car, not catching).
Got it started again, but it was low on power.
Rode it around about 10 city miles to see if it would snap out of it.
It did not come back to normal power.
I started smelling an unfamiliar odor like something getting hot.
Pretty sure it was the exhaust/muffler getting hot for some reason.
The muffler has turned from its normal brushed silver to a light golden brown (this is scary).
I boogered up one of the plug caps when I did a valve adjust last fall, wrapped it in tape and it seemed alright.
Hooked up GuzziDiag today and there are no codes.
Besides telling me to replace the caps (on order), anything else to keep me from damaging my engine?
Golden muffler a telltale sign of something in particular?
Thanks for being here!!
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