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Jet Kit - February 20, 2006, 09:57 PM

I have the opportunity to get a jet kit installed on my 2000 R6. Worth it or not?? Does it make that huge of a diference? Anyone here have it ans can give me their experience?

Also how hard is it to install if I decide to do it myself?


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February 21, 2006, 07:43 AM

A properly tuned jet kit can help any bike (w/ carbs). Do you have an exhaust on your bike? A jet kit will allow the bike to take full advantage of any other performance mods. Installing youself isnt hard, tuning is. Unless your exceptionally adept tuning it should be left to the pros.


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February 21, 2006, 02:22 PM

I have a high mount Micron exhaust. Also its a DynoJet Stage 1. The reason is Im getting the kit for $70 bucks brand new so I though for the price I had to do it.

I already talked to Fairfax Cylces about the installation...any other places you guys would recommend?
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Try Fastlanes or Champions


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February 21, 2006, 02:31 PM

Anyone specific I should ask for?
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February 21, 2006, 02:46 PM

Rick at FL, you will notice a marked improvement in your bikes power curve after installing the kit. $70 is a good price, just expect to pay no less than $180 at ffc, $400 at FL. Difference is quality and FL will charge you a flat rate, once thats it, if you have a problem with it after you get it back Rick will fix it to your liking, however FFC charges by the hour, so however long it takes, it takes and your costs just keep going up...


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February 21, 2006, 02:58 PM

I guess I just have a good reputattion with Fairfax Cycles..they said it will be about $220-$240. And I have taken stuff back to them before and they have fixed it to my liking without problems. Also they are close to my work.
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February 21, 2006, 03:15 PM

Ive been going to FFC for a long time as well, and had several friends that take all of their stuff there, like I said, in my above post at FFC you're looking at 'at lease $180', you said they quoted you 220-240. I havent been to FFC since Kasey sold the place, but Im pretty sure all the mechanics stayed. Ive always been happy with the work FFC has done for me, and so have my friends.

I specifically took my bike to FL 'cause Rick raced it forever, and no one in this area knows the 98-02 ZX6R like Rick. FL will charge you a flat rate depending on your bike, give em a hollar and see what it is, it will however be higher than FFC.

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February 23, 2006, 09:11 PM

I'm jumping in late here, but ANY bike will see a 3% to 5% increase in power at the wheel. The power gains from Airbox mods, K&N Air Filter and aftermarket exhaust will will be further enhanced.

Basically, all motorcycles come from the factory running very lean, and I would suggest that all bikes get rejetted at the least. Your bike will make better power, get better mileage and run at a cooler temp.
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I'm going to try and do it myself, and then when I realize I can't, I'll probably have to bring it to one of these shops, so let me know how it works out for ya.
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February 24, 2006, 08:24 PM

Dave, you don't need a jet kit. Keep the stock filter, get some #152.5 mains, #17 pilots, and some washers to shim the needles. Adjust the airscrews to about 2.5 turns out. That's it, about $10.


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Thanks for the suggestions Travis. Probably would have been the smart thing to do. I tend to suffer from the more money than brains syndrome, and already bought the jet kit and filter. Got a good deal on them. Honestly, I wanted to try out my skills. Did a bit of jetting in my last job, but clearly not an expert, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'll definitely try your settings.
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Piece of cake Dave.
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Dave, you don't need a jet kit. Keep the stock filter, get some #152.5 mains, #17 pilots, and some washers to shim the needles. Adjust the airscrews to about 2.5 turns out. That's it, about $10.
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February 25, 2006, 12:06 AM

The reccomended settings are usually pretty close for jet kits, and from exp, the dramatic change a professional tuning will give is amazing.


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