Jetting help please
Posted February 04, 2012 - 08:49 PM
I was told I need a special tool and I can get the one jet from the outside without taking anything off.
Posted February 04, 2012 - 09:32 PM
Do you still have the stock exhaust?
If it is stock have you uncorked it? If not you will want to!
Did you leave the snorkel in?
What altitude do you ride at?
Long story short I will say yes you will want to rejet your bike if you have not done so. You will not need anything special and you should be able to do everything you need to with out removing the carborator. It is a little bit of a pain in the ars but definitely possible.
With out answering all of your questions there is one sure fire way of getting your bike jetted correctly. Purchase a JD Jet kit. They are a spendy at around $85 but it will come with all of the jets and needles for your bike. It will give you step by step instructions how to get to your carborator, what jets, to use, what needle to use with the clip at ???? groove depending on your situation. Basically it is fool proof. Just got done jetting my bike and it was on the money the 1st try by following JD's instructions.
Many people on here will agree to go with the JD kit and many others will say just buy the exact pieces you need at a 1//4 of the price. If you are like me I don't mind getting a few extra pieces I will not use just for the convienence of getitng it all at once.
Also, the JD kit will come with the o-ring to put on the eaccelerator pump timing adjustment screw for quicker throttle response.
I don't know if any of this helps but it is a start to your thread.
Posted February 04, 2012 - 10:10 PM
Posted February 05, 2012 - 12:11 AM
The bottom of it? How hard is it to swap if I've never done it?
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Posted February 07, 2012 - 01:44 PM
Changing a main jet can be done in 3 minutes if you are fast, just as a measure of complexity.
Shut off gas at the petcock.
Loosen the hose clamp thingies that hold the carb tight in the rubber boots. One on each side of the carb, intake side and airbox side.
Twist the bottom of the carb out towards the left side of the bike. Remove the 17 mm bolt on the bottom of the carb. An ounce of two of gas will come out.
Look up in the hole where the bolt was, and see the jet. It should match the one you are going to put in. Remove gently with a 6 mm socket and 1/4 inch drive. Put the new one in, and tighten very gently. Barely snug.
Reinstall the 17 mm bolt, twist the carb so that it is straight up and down. Tighten hose clamps, turn gas back on, and see if it runs better now.
In the summer, put a 160 main jet in.
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