Change jetting when removing air box cover?

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  • Ron_S

Posted June 07, 2001 - 03:54 PM


I have removed the air box cover, and am using a Baja Design baffle. The bike runs real strong, but I am wondering if this will be running too lean? I am using the stock jetting and don't have any flat spots. No complaints. Other than checking the plug, what other signs of too lean are there? I have the Dual Sport ride in New hampshire this weekend, and hope I can get some info before tomorrow noon. Thanks

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  • Bill

Posted June 07, 2001 - 04:36 PM


If the bike backfires when you let off on the throttle. It's an indication that the fuel screw or pilot jet needs to be richen'd. If you ride at wide open throttle in 4th or 5th, then hit the kill switch (don't forget to pull in the clutch:eek :) now check your plug again, you'll know if the main jet is to lean.


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  • MN_Kevin

Posted June 07, 2001 - 04:39 PM


In the old days for 2-strokes, it was wide open, 4th or 5th gear, for one mile to check the main jet.

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