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post #1 of 9 Old 02-28-2011, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I hope to find myself dealing with lots of altitude variations. This sounds great, any experiences? Why haven't I heard people talking about this until now? Re-jetting once, to center the variance, setting lean to engage it faster, and it makes everything happiness? I can spend 200 bucks for happiness, if it works.

Sorry, I just realized this should be in Wrenching and Mods. Can someone move this, or should I just cut and paste?
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-28-2011, 07:52 PM
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I hope to find myself dealing with lots of altitude variations. This sounds great, any experiences? Why haven't I heard people talking about this until now? Re-jetting once, to center the variance, setting lean to engage it faster, and it makes everything happiness? I can spend 200 bucks for happiness, if it works.

Sorry, I just realized this should be in Wrenching and Mods. Can someone move this, or should I just cut and paste?
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I would find a common ground….. Meaning a jet that is not perfect at high altitude or perfect at sea level ……. Find the middle. …
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-28-2011, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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I want to be happy on the edges though, supposedly this dial-a-jet makes you happy everywhere
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-28-2011, 09:38 PM
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We had a similar discussion recently, and the Dial-A-Jet got some mention. Check this thread out.

The thing about the DAJ is that, though it's been around a while, we have never had any one step and and so much as say they have tried one,much less use one and sing its praises. Might be that "Gadgets and Gizmos" is the right forum.

You could be the first one on the block...

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The more I look into this, the more confusing it gets. The testimonials on the products site are good as are the articles referred to. I trust none of it. The few forum articles I've found are seeded with suspect postings and few details as regards real use. Is it just an unnecessary thing?

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post #6 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 08:55 AM
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I just read this post while researching the KLR for possible purchase, and thought I'd comment on the dial-a-jet as I have one. I do not have one on a motorcycle, but I've had it on my Kawasaki Prairie 650 v-twin for the past 4 years. My overall experience with it is very positive, and it does as advertised once set up. It adds a ton of fuel, so you will have to go down about 3 sizes on your main jet as a place to start. The owner was helpful when I called about setting my unit up. You plugs will look like they came out of a fuel injected car. Fuel economy and throttle response improves, but it is minimal. The foam filters that come with the snorkel kit are worthless, and need to be upgraded to something competent. I use two small Uni crankcase filters. Since my engine is a v-twin I have two of them and they reside inside the airbox, completely protected. On a motorcycle I would be worried that the unit would be exposed to the elements. Never the less I would buy the unit again because I like how cleanly the engine burns fuel. I call it a poor man's fuel injection.
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Welcome to the forum, and thanks for the info on the Dial-A-Jet.

Do you tinker much with the unit that's on your Prairie, or did you pretty much set and forget? Do you have any photos of the installation? I have wondered if there is enough room on the KLR for such a device.

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 09:43 AM
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Thank you for the welcome. I can't attach a link to a picture from Imageshack because this site says, "You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made 15 posts or more." I do not see an option to directly insert a picture, only links.
My concern would be with an installation where the unit is exposed to the elements. If you are a heavy off-roader and it is exposed to constant mud and mositure, I would be hesitant to install it. Otherwise it should be ok. Once adjusted to your liking you do not have to tinker with it at all. Runs just as well during a New England winter as it does during the summer. You will be tinkering and experimenting with it until you get it set up correctly. There is a guide, but it is only a starting point. It's not like a jet kit that you install and forget. You have to remember it adds fuel, so you must create a lean condition first by going down several main jet sizes. I had to go down from a 118 Dynojet to a 110. They have a newer unit that moves the adjustment dial to the handlebars, but I really don't see a need for it unless you are going to be riding at significantly different elevations during a trip. Would be useful for cross country touring for sure where you'll see different elevation extremes. I don't know if it would fit the KLR well or not, as I don't own one or have access to one to look at. Hope this helps.
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It sure does help, thanks!

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