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Old 09-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #16
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So, how did it work out?
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #17
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So, how did it work out?
Not so hot, still working out the bugs....Having trouble jetting it, but it may be because I've never done this before. Pilot was a 45, major stumbling from closed throttle to 1/4 turn, dry fouled plug......luckily Beater had a few pilot and main jets for me to try. I went to a 35, then a 20! Seems the 20 is the ticket....then it stumbled and fouled from 1/4 turn to half.....the needle has 5 positions and it was in the middle....so I've dropped the needle all the way to the end.....that's the way Beaters carbs for his old R80 were. Haven't gotten to run it flat out to swap the mains. Hopefully tomorrow I can get close, and if no cigar, I'll put the bings back on and scratch my head.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #18
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Well, it is a definite improvement. Much crisper and quicker throttle response....and then it keeps on giving!!! Got the pilot circuit sorted yesterday, and the needle position, rode the bike this morning and it felt great! A bit of stumbling at the top and then I went through about 6 main jet sizes before I nailed it! Carb came with 35 pilot, 250 main, and the middle of five positions on the needle. It is now a 20 pilot, 175 main, and leanest position on the needle....a bit difficult for me to sync. Can't use the twinmax, and I will not use the shorting method. Nathan dialed the sync in, bike runs great. Hopefully I get a bit better fuel mileage, but it will get a real shakedown this weekend as I will be racing the bike at Black River Stages as a stand-in for the Airhead Rallye Team!!!! Jason will be down under at the Australian Safari Rally. Wish me luck!

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #19
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #20
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #21
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For what its worth,
I did a Mikuni swap on my R69s. Once all the jetting was dialed in, it was the best thing I could do for the rideability of the bike.

Revs like no other airhead I've ever had.

Do it!

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #22
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #23
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Sounds like you are getting it sorted out.

Nice throttle response, ehhh?
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:50 AM   #24
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Sounds like you are getting it sorted out.

Nice throttle response, ehhh?
Oh yes sir!!!! Looks like you're still trying to figure out a plan? Looking forward to hearing how it all shakes out!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:24 AM   #25
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I'm very happy that this worked for you! Looks like all those spares came in handy!!!

GO JENNA!!!

Jenna got the flat sides ... I have the VM's. The Jetting on mine is a 35 pilot, and a 160 main. I also have the needle clip at the top position of the needle.
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I'm very happy that this worked for you! Looks like all those spares came in handy!!!

GO JENNA!!!

Jenna got the flat sides ... I have the VM's. The Jetting on mine is a 35 pilot, and a 160 main. I also have the needle clip at the top position of the needle.
Oh man I owe you. Going to keep the jets for a bit to make sure it's right. Then I'll add mine in for the next lucky contestant!!!!. Getting my wheels balanced at cycle gear right now then home to check fluids, valves, tools, spares a remount the wheels!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #28
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Jenna you'er one sick bitch...but I mean that in a good way!!!!! have fun and be relatively safe

Saw BMW Blake at the LBL 200 this past weekend, it was a figgin mud fest for the 1st 27 miles, wore my ass out. Then picked up some single track fun for the DRZ....wow I tel you some of those guys can friggin fly!!! 210 miles for the weekend. Most was single track, and GREAT fun. I'm sore just abiut every where, from the pounding I took. Just muscles, not from crashes.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #29
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So ... how's she ride? Noticeable difference? More grunt?

Like it? Worth it?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #30
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So ... how's she ride? Noticeable difference? More grunt?

Like it? Worth it?
See post #18.....but in a word.......YES!!! But this weekend will really tell me a tale!!!
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