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Old 11-24-2012, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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getting ready to put a set of long shots or dual v&h duals for baggers for a 1100t on my 98 aero 1100.

Is there an easy way to decide what jets will be needed?.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dynojet stage 1 kit. Where in Ohio? Massillon here.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ashville, just south of columbus.

So stage one for both?
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Both carbs? Yeah.

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I understand both carbs. lol

If I go with the tourer dual exhaust which kit then.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default V&H dual bagger jets

My 98 VT1100 Tourer had the V&H Dual baggers on it when I bought it (sig pic)....way too loud for me, and after multiple attempts at ways to quiet them down, ended up reinstalling the OEM exhaust (also came with it). The V&H look/sound good if you want to make some noise, but not my thing.

The PO told me it was rejetted for the V&H by the dealer, and looking at Dyno-Jet web site Stage One instructions, they show 160/165 main jets for this bike with aftermarket exhaust (and/or K&N filter if installed - I don't have). Their web site also indicates the Jet kit comes w/different needles.

I assume those are what are in my Tourer's carbs, and although it runs fine with OEM exhaust, seems to run a bit rich and my mileage is only about 40-42mpg. I ordered the original jets (175/180) and needles and will install when they arrive to see if mileage any better.

I did not really detect a noticeable performance difference between the V&H and stock exhaust, but admit I never really spent any time assessing that area.
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