2001 Shadow Spirit - Dunnellon, Fl
Can someone help answer a question about pilot jets? I bought a 2001 VT750DC a year ago. The only mod I have found is the exhaust, which appears to be similar to the Cobra 2 in. Slash Cut Drag Pipe Exhaust System. Can't find a name on the pipes to know for sure. The bike ran ok but seemed to be a bit sluggish. This past Oct it began having starting issues. Did some troubleshooting and decided to rebuild the carbs. They were nasty and had crud in both bowls along with a stuck float in front cyl carb. While cleaning them I found that the main jets are 105 and 108 per specs but the front cyl carb has a #48 pilot jet and the rear has a #40S pilot jet (might be wrong about which one was in which (beer)). Everywhere I have researched references using the same size pilot jet for both carbs. Anyone know why someone would have used 2 different size pilot jets?