HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
WaGuy78

Jetting an 05...WTF?

7 posts in this topic

I just got done attempting to jet my 05 450... I could not get the carb to turn out to the left as the JD instructions say.

Am I going to need to disconnect all those cables? I thought you could just turn it out enough to get the top off? :naughty:

Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just ordred my JD kit, So any info someone gives you, will sure help me :naughty: Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whenever I do carb work, I have to remove the throttle cables. The hot start can stay attached, but you won't be able to rotate it out with the cables. You can pivot it a few degrees by loosening the clamps at the airbox and the head, but that'll only get you to the needle. The Main jet can be replaced through the bottom with no loosening of anything, but beyond that, you're going to have to take it all off...SC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

take the tank off. push as much throttle cable as possible toward the carb. i always remove the hot start cable. i can't say it's in the way but the fitting is plastic and only screws in about four threads. i'm afraid i'm going to rip it out of the carb. don't over tighten when replacing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
take the tank off. push as much throttle cable as possible toward the carb. i always remove the hot start cable. i can't say it's in the way but the fitting is plastic and only screws in about four threads. i'm afraid i'm going to rip it out of the carb. don't over tighten when replacing it.

That's exactly why I bought the Zip-Ty alum. carb nut. :naughty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I loosen the front and rear carb clamps and then disconnect the hot start. I am then able to rotate the carb to the right to remove the top of the carb and change the needle. The jets are also accessible from the bottom. If you remove the throttle cables you can rotate it even more if need be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I loosen the front and rear carb clamps and then disconnect the hot start. I am then able to rotate the carb to the right to remove the top of the carb and change the needle. The jets are also accessible from the bottom. If you remove the throttle cables you can rotate it even more if need be.

I just jetted my bike with the JD kit. I removed the tank, unhitched the subframe and slid the air box back. Loosen the intake boot and removed the hot start cable. Slide the carb off the intake, rotate and jet. You don't have to unhitch the sub, but I had it loose anyway to put in the AIS blockoff and it made life real easy. You also don't have to remove the throttle cables-There is enough rotation of the carb to place the main and the needle

without any problems. Time wise was about 4 beers :naughty: Oh yeah, Bike rips now :naughty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0