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post #1 of 2 Old 03-21-2014, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thank You Eagle Mike!

My 02 that I recently purchased was absolutely flat in the mid range. I did the $0.22 mods - drill slide, uni filter, shim needle. Plus cleaned the carb. Ran better but still no midrange. I have read about 1,000 threads on how to take to next level with jetting, shims, etc., and was not sure exactly which direction to go. I decided to order the KLX needle and jets from Eagle Mike.

I called him the day it arrived to double check on how to proceed. The bike had a Uni and I was just picking up a used Two Brothers exhaust. Mike said to keep clip at second spot from top, one shim underneath and brass washer on top. And go with 142 main. Plus remove snorkel - he definitely said not to do L mod.

WOW!!! I suddenly had mid range. The bike had a kick at about 3K when I cracked the throttle where before it had nothing. Like riding a new bike. I was actually having fun in the twisties. Felt like I was on a big supermotard. Started right up and there was no hesitation anywhere on the whole RPM scale. Had it up to about 65 and seemed like I still had throttle. Exhaust has a great sound - some may think it is loud but I am 60 and it didn't bother me - with earplugs. Just sounded faster!

So here is what I ended up with:'
KLX needle, second clip, one shim
Drilled slide - per $0.22 mod
142 main
Snorkel removed
Pilot 2 turns out

Not sure this is totally optimal but I don't plan on touching it anymore - it's a vast improvement over just the $0.22 mod. I now have a screaming (relatively speaking) mid range.

Thanks to Eagle Mike.
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-21-2014, 06:40 PM
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Yep, nice isn't it? I'm with you in the not gonna touch it any more camp, too. If it ain't broke...

I'm kind of in the minority on that one here, though.

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