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First, let me say Bill Gately is awsome, his customer service is top notch, no BS. The install was a breeze, everything needed was in the kit and the only trip to the part's store was for a new fuel filter for the 5/16 fuel line.

Second, still working out the jetting, the jets that were supplied were lean, way too lean so lean when I wrenched the throttle it gave the "out of gas" bogging sound. I ended up using the 25 pilots and the 160 mains that come standard with the carbs. Bill had shipped them rejetted to 20 pilots and 145 mains. I'm rich now, but no too bad, the dyno will tell how much, I'm hoping to go tomarrow to get a baseline for the a/f ratio. I ordered some 22.5 pilots and 152.5 mains, I believe this will ballpark it.

Third, the bike runs like a spotted arse ape, I was doing a ton on the on-ramp before the merge I had enough room to let off and merge at 70, I wanted to test it out ya know :wink:

More to come when I dyno and get the jetting straightened out.

Greg
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Glad your having fun Greg, nice to know the carbs work out fine on a stock bore bonnie. A word of caution regarding jetting...try to keep her a little lean on the idle side of things. Don't want it to load up on ya and foul a plug.

I didnt find a need to change the idle jets, during the dyno tune we did swap out mains but the accell pump's were also enabled at that point. I've since disabled them, will probably go back for another run or 3 in the spring to get her zeroed in.

Oh yea...Pics!

...we need pics!
 

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sweet. I'm doing my big bore and headwork first, and I'm going to try the stock carbs just as a benchmark to see what my engine work does.

I may be using the 36mm mikuni flat slides and making my own kit. I know the hsr41s are the shizzle fo' rizzle, but they also cost a bizzle too mizzle for me.

I can whip up a pair for under $500, I think I'll get at least 70-80% the benefit of the 41mms. Besides, with the smaller carbs there's more velocity with the same amount of vacuum (at least that sounds right in my head).

Bill's kit is as nice as they come though. Sounds like you are enjoying it.
 

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On the pilot, I am getting the 22.5 for that reason. I am at about 1.5 turns out with the 25.

I am just ready to get it set up right to see how it "shoud" run. The acceleration is excellent until you go WOT, then it gets rich feeling, kinda mushy but still accelerating.

Pehaps pics to come, right now she's too dirty and I am concentrating on the carbs. I will be lucky to get the dyno in tomarrow, we're calling for a 60% chance of rain.

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Still waiting on the dyno, hopefully tomorrow!! I am just as ready too I promise! Although I know I WILL be rich. I have some leaner mains in the mail.

Greg
 
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