mid pipe hitting reservoir
Posted July 18, 2011 - 06:34 PM
Posted July 19, 2011 - 06:18 AM
hey all. i just put a q4 on my 03' 450 tonight and the mid pipe is hitting the bottom of the shock reservoir. its no like i had to force the pipe on and everything else lines up fine. just is up against the reservoir. is that ok and is there something i can do to fix it. also is it normal for the head pipe to glow when you first put a pipe on a bike. after 2-3 minutes the head pipe glow was much less. just asking, im prepared to get shit for asking this i just want to make sure this stuff is all normal. thanks for any help!
Is your jetting stock?
Posted July 19, 2011 - 07:20 AM
Posted July 19, 2011 - 10:42 AM
Posted July 19, 2011 - 06:37 PM
Yep, loosen everything up and start tightening things up starting up at the header flange at the head. As you tighten it up check fitment and tweak things as you go.
Did you first put the pipe on loosely then start at the header and work your way back? A mistake a lot of people make is tightening things up too early instead of fitting the system to the machine first then proceeding to tighten everything up after everything is lined up.
As for the glow you just need to rejet/adjust the mixture.
Posted July 20, 2011 - 07:49 AM
Posted July 20, 2011 - 08:43 AM
When the bike is lean they can glow bright orange but even when jetting is perfect they still glow. Start the bike at night sometime.
I don't think the needle position has all that much to do with it.
BTW the BFH works on cars, boats, cats, dogs and people.
Posted July 20, 2011 - 11:21 AM
Posted July 20, 2011 - 02:48 PM