Main Motorcycle: 2001 Bonneville
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Low torque at the low end
I posted a thread earlier about modding the intake and exhaust to get more power, then trying to get the tuning right. I'm on the right path now, smoother idle, no bogging, and a significant boost in power, but only when I'm in 2'nd or 3'rd gear and in the high rpm ranges.
What can I do to get more power in 1st gear/low rpms? I don't really want to lift the front wheel off the ground like some, but it feels flat in places and I want to fix that. Is this a jetting issue, or something else? I haven't synched the carbs yet after the mods, waiting till I get everything just right.
2001 Bonneville - Red & Silver
Mods: AI gone, restrictor plate gone, snorkel gone, Emgo open mufflers (BCE-037) with JC Whitney baffle insert, K/N filter, crankcase breather filter.
Carbs: 135 main, 40 pilot, stock needle, 2 shims, 3.25 turns