Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kildare ,Ireland
hello folks, new to bikes
hi folks , as my title states I'm a new rider with only about 10 months of riding under my belt. I got so sick of rebuilding my classic mini and having nothing to enjoy right now so the solution was learning to ride and buying a 1994 vlx 600. Now I'm hooked! I haven't went near the poor mini in months.
But me being me I wanted to change the look of the bike after only two weeks of ownership. So the back got chopped and a nice solo seat was added along with new handlebars,side mount l plate, lights and paint.
Next came fiddling with the engine which has now got me in trouble and in need of advice. I replaced the stock filter with a foam ram air filter cut to fit. Also I removed the baffles from the exhaust. So on using the jetsrus website jet calculator I purchased a 120 main jet and 42 pilot jet. I also raised the needles by 1mm using two .5mm shims. All as per jetsrus recommendations. On first test drive the bike will not rev past 1/4 throttle. It seems to loose power just before 8 stroking. At least I think it is 8 stroking - like I said this is all new to me. I removed shims which made no difference. I replaced original pilots and again no difference. Could anyone offer any advice?