During maintenance on my 08' I decided to clean the carb, at the time this seemed like a bright idea. While cleaning it, I decided I should put in a jet kit, this also seemed like a bright idea. So i ordered the kit and a week later it was time to put the carb back together again.
Now here is some don'ts for those of you who want to clean your carb.
1. Don't clean it unless you have a parts schematic so you know where everything goes.
2. Especially don't use compressed air if you don't have the above mentioned! (guess how i know this)
So I used the dynojet kit, did it to their manual, used their 138 jet, clipped their needle on the seccond spot from the top, and drilled out the slide with their drill (opinions on this please), and set the mixture to 2.5 turns out. I have a no-toil air filter, drilled out muffler (1.75" hole drill to the back i think it was). And otherwise nothing notable yet.
I am now 99.99% positive all parts lost with compressed air are back in the carb. (needle jet, and washer and o-ring on mixture screw). Currently I'm in the progress to return everything to stock (undrill the slide) When I had it together with the dynojet stage 1 It would idle properly and run properly probably up to 4k rpms (standing still no load) But if from idle i would pin the throttle to max it would should up to 8k rpms then fall back down to 4.5 k with an annoying exhaust noise and some smoke.
Ok so i'm hoping that returning the carb to stock will bring my bike back. I've had this carb apart a good 10~15 times now. So if anyone has any opinions. give em!
Edit: Just some more background, while i ran the engine with the stage 1 i also took of the airbox door and tried without the filter to see if it was an intake problem with the same results.
Last edited by xjdubber; 04-10-2011 at 06:03 PM.