Questions is what the forum is all about----If you have clips on the needles, then they are after market and the guys are going to steer you back to the stock needles and then put one washer on each---Also your jets should be Keihin---Cause when they call out jet sizes they are referring to Keihin---And no 160 won't be enough---Depending on your altitude you'll be closer to the 180's----Scroll around and read a bunch of the guys sigs in their posts to get an idea.Can I do the 12 hole mod with a k&n filter? You suggest about 160/165 mains? Any needle clip adjustments? Do you just slide the #4 washer onto the needle and reassemble it? I have also read about cutting the spring, is that also something I would need to do to pull this off?
Sorry for all the ?'s, just have alot to get my head around! Thanks
Well good for you on the valve adjusting---The 43 pilot is too rich---Order stock 40 and a couple 42's when you order jets---You need to stop for a minute and think ahead what mods on the list your going to do---If it's 12 hole you'll probably be at 182-185 and stock 40 pilots---Just try to slow it down and do one mod at a time so if there is a prob you can easily trace it.Cool! Thanks for all of the outstanding info! I managed to get the valves adjusted this weekend. What a difference! Bike starts right up, it has never started this easy or fast, even after I took it to the dealership last year and had them do the valves. It revs faster, returns to idle faster, idles rock steady at 1100 RPM (which it has also never done), everything just seems better! I am getting a little popping on acceleration / deceleration now, where I wasn't before. I think the main jets are too small now (145F/148R, check my sig for current mods). When I change them to a larger size, is there something I need to adjust on the pilots too, or just change out the mains? I am going to look around for a new airbox lid and carb springs for the mod, so I don't mess up the stock ones. I'll track down the #4 washers, and order some fatty jets! BTW, my pilots are already 43's. I'll take a look and see how the shop set up my A/F screws too. Thanks again!