Okay, do these mods REALLY make my L run better? There's been a couple of guys post who say that there is no improvement in performance after doing them. How do I make sure that there will be an improvement? I bet all I need to really do is get a good K&N filter, and leave the rest....no?
Right in the Honda
FSM it states the carb is set (too) lean.
How much can a single cylinder pollute? I guess more than we'd think.
Just remember this is for "closed course competition."
Anyhow, here's the test.
Does your bike hesitate or bog
at all throughout the rpm & throttle range, especially if you whack it wide open?
Does it pop or stall during decelleration?
Have you checked your spark plug to verify the combustion condition? This is more for correct jetting. White = lean, Black = rich.
Are you planning to do any intake or exhaust
If you answered yes to any of these then the carb mods will provide major improvement in overall performance & driveability. I've done them.
In fact, I just rejetted my '98 (again) which is also part of the "standard" mods, and the bike is running like a champ.
It used to lean out (not good) around 85 mph.
Yesterday I got it up to 95 mph on the road with DOT knobs and that was plenty fast enough.
I've finally got this BFP dialed in. For an uncorked L, and remember I said "L," this bike flat out rips!