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Offline Tanis

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Re: So, you think you may need to re-jet......
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 11:35:31 PM »
Most of the time I have had to rejet a bike was because some "mechanic" had tried to fix a problem by playing with the jets not finding the air leak/problem. I always check the jets vs what should be in there after i buy a bike and start the clean up most of the time there way way out from original. Nice post 
You threw it out i picked it up and fixed it.

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Re: So, you think you may need to re-jet......
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2015, 01:22:10 PM »
If a bike ran well before, then troubleshooting by changing jets is obviously wrong. If you buy a bike that is  in some non-running state-aka. a "project or basketcase." Then your odds of getting it to run right improve by returning everything to factory spec. before making changes.
 The idea that you cannot improve on what the factory provided is flat false. A manufacturer must provide a warranty, and strives to have a good reputation for reliability, and thus jets conservatively with a lot of real world parameters in mind. Some of them are, altitude, temperature, fuel quality, breaking in, warm up time, and the different end users bad habits,
to only name only a few.
 With a little knowledge, an enthusiast and student of internal combustion can, (with everything else right) realize a better running motorcycle. ???


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Re: So, you think you may need to re-jet......
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2015, 04:58:00 PM »
Yes...indeed...all that x2.
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