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April 17, 2003, 02:05 PM

I am looking to get my bike re-jetted. The person that I bought it from. told me that it needed to be done. Are there any good shops around the Gaithersburg area that you guys know of that I could go to???
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April 17, 2003, 02:25 PM

Take it to Nick Jennet at Champion Mototorsports in Herndon. It's worth the drive/ride to get it done right.


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April 17, 2003, 02:37 PM

Buy kit, read directions, do it yourself. Don't rely on someone at a shop when you can learn it and do it yourself. It's not rocket science. It's pretty damned easy.


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April 17, 2003, 02:49 PM

And heck, by the time you get to the fourth one, you should be pretty damn good at it!

I'm glad I have fuel injection. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be able to do that by myself, but I think for my first one, I'd like to have someone who knows the difference between a needle and a jet show me the proper way to do this before I end up shimming my float. Is this really something that can be done properly by a novice just by reading the directions?
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April 17, 2003, 02:56 PM

hahaha you can't shim floats. You shim needles Rddy.

The very first bike I re-jetted was a Vmax. It took me about 2 weeks of riding and tuning to get it perfect. Vmaxes are hard to re-jet due to the complexity of the Vboost system.

If I can do that as a first re-jet, you can do the ninja.

I read up about it on the web, looked at pictures of carbs that had been torn down and learned how they work. Like I said, it's easy. My bike now is fool infected. Not a big fan of that. I can't tweak stuff.


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hahaha you can't shim floats. You shim needles Rddy.
It was supposed to be funny, and yet at the same time make a point! I guess I'm not good at this whole humor thing yet! Will you teach me!!
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It took me about 2 weeks of riding and tuning to get it perfect.
That's why it's nice to do it all in a couple of hours on the dyno plus you'll know it's optimized for your set-up. You'll also take away some nice charts with hp/torque numbers and you'll know how healthy your machine is without having to get brass shavings under you fingernails.


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It took me about 2 weeks of riding and tuning to get it perfect.
That's why it's nice to do it all in a couple of hours on the dyno plus you'll know it's optimized for your set-up. You'll also take away some nice charts with hp/torque numbers and you'll know how healthy your machine is without having to get brass shavings under you fingernails.
Dyno ain't the street homeboy. You can pull a sweet curve on a dyno yet have less than ideal performace on the street. Unless you ride on the dyno..haha Besides..I meant 2 weekends. And I still rode it during those weekends. Once I got the main selected..it was all needle position and mixture screw (carbs stay on bike for that).
Id rather tune a bike for awesome midrange to redline pull then to have it tuned for peak HP on a dyno. The seat of the pants can be a very exact tool. Don't be afraid. It's not hard. Besides... ultimately you can decide which you like better as opposed to settling for what the mechanic thinks is best.


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April 17, 2003, 04:16 PM

Amen Twiggy!
Wreckless, If you want to ride out to Winchester I'll help you. Took about 2 hrs to put a Factory Pro kit in my ZX-9.
Like Scot said...no big deal to change stuff around and get it set the way you like it.
You can always take it to the Dyno when you are done out of curiosity...


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Yeah, take it to Steve's! Then I can watch!!
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April 17, 2003, 04:36 PM

I think that this time I will go ahead and let a mechanic do it and get it on the dyno Next time I'll try it myself. Thanks for the offer Steve. and I'll see if I can get it out to Herndon sometime to get it to Champion. Anyone got a number for them???
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April 17, 2003, 09:32 PM

Wreckless - The number is below

Twiggy6 - I would pretty much agree with everything you said if we were talking about inertia dynos only and no sophisticated mixture sensing tools. Now that we are in a post Mark Dobeck world (well almost) and have rediscovered the dyno brake and high speed, wide-band mixture sensing, I'll take my dyno over your butt every time :burnout:. Seriously - we CAN reproduce street conditions, without annoying interuptions from other drivers, traffic signals and the inevitable police interference (particularly upsetting while trying to do plug chops to dial in the main jets on a turbo R1). How good is your butt at building fuel injection maps by the way? :2guns: . Please don't be offended - I jetted plenty of bikes without a dyno and got them pretty much dialed after some tinkering, but........with the dyno I can get them being all that they can be in two or three hours. Cheers


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Well speak of the devil!! Thanks Nick!
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