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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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So while I had my bike apart painting the rest of the chrome parts I decided to swap out the #140 main jet for a #136 and removed a .020 shim from the needle I also cleaned and re gaped the plugs. Rear Cly is running a little rich and Front is just about right, Per the color of the plugs. So after I got her back together with my freshly painted parts (still need to finish the clear coat) I went for a nice hour ride to my folks house to have lunch and then ride home and WOW it ran like a Raped Ape!!! Much Much better. Part throttle to wide open right to red line there was a noticeable improvement. Think I found the sweet spot!!! Just want to share.

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So while I had my bike apart painting the rest of the chrome parts I decided to swap out the #140 main jet for a #136 and removed a .020 shim from the needle I also cleaned and re gaped the plugs. Rear Cly is running a little rich and Front is just about right, Per the color of the plugs. So after I got her back together with my freshly painted parts (still need to finish the clear coat) I went for a nice hour ride to my folks house to have lunch and then ride home and WOW it ran like a Raped Ape!!! Much Much better. Part throttle to wide open right to red line there was a noticeable improvement. Think I found the sweet spot!!! Just want to share.
My bike runs like a bat outta hell when its leaned out, but I keep it rich. check those plugs with a 10X lens and look for shinny specs of aluminum melted to the insulator , lol. thats why I run it rich!!

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Well where I had it, to where I now have it , was nothing as far as lean from when I got the bike. Guy who owned it before me had the snorkle removed and the cobra exhaust installed and still had the stock #12? main jet but the stock needle shimmed .020. So I'm rich in comparison.

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Cobra HP Pro Exhaust,Wrapped
De-snorkeled,K&N AF, Dyno Jet JK
Blue Collar Bobbers 31" Drag bars and Risers, Avon Grips,Baron Tach
Goodrich Braided SS/Black Teflon front brake line, EBC HH Front brakes/EBC Rear shoes
ScootMods 4" Control Extensions
ScootWorks Front/Rear 1.5 Lowering Kit
Shaved Stock Seat (Self made)
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