I'm In Jetting Hell
Posted March 16, 2002 - 03:15 PM
Posted March 16, 2002 - 05:57 PM
As far as the glowing headpipe goes, that is completely normal. It is made out of thin metal and heats up very quickly if you stay in one spot. I would take the pilot jet back to stock, and start fidgeting with your fuel screw. Try 1/4 turn at a time either way and see if it helps your low-mid power.
Also, here is an excellent site regarding jetting. It is mainly for 3-strokes, but also applies to thumpers...
Posted March 17, 2002 - 04:23 AM
Posted March 17, 2002 - 05:08 AM
Posted March 17, 2002 - 09:42 AM
Posted March 17, 2002 - 10:20 PM
NEVER make any jetting assumptions from the bike being stood still on the stand.
you'll be damned to jetting hell forever. the choke jet is the only thing you should set on the axle stand and that comes last.
Posted March 18, 2002 - 04:51 AM
And as Taffy said...ride it to tune it!! Remove the shroud bolts at the radiator, use just one tank bolt, one seat bolt...this makes it much fast to get to everything.
[ March 18, 2002: Message edited by: Scott in KC ]
Posted March 18, 2002 - 08:13 AM
Buy a bag of jets and experiment until it works. We're lucky to have the info available on this site. It's pretty rare to have any help at all without paying by the hour.
Posted March 18, 2002 - 08:57 AM
Posted March 18, 2002 - 11:06 AM
I'll keep you up to date on the progress.
Posted March 18, 2002 - 05:34 PM
You have a wire from your tranny that feeds your ignition. This wire will lower your rev limiter when in neutral.
You can (I did) disconnect this wire.
Posted March 19, 2002 - 01:35 PM