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    600 mile do over

    I just completed my 600 mile maintance, including new gas filter, clean air filter, tightened every bolt on the bike. raised the front fender 1 1/4 inches, looks great. did an oil change and cleaned and lubed the chain. adjusted the valves, they where still pretty close to specs, but now right on. and now the big one.......... rejetted the carb... I bought the rejet kit from procycle last year, but wanted to wait until the bike had some miles on, plus I wanted some time to read all of your posts on rejetting. after reading a lot of posts on how well your bikes ran after rejetting, I figured, yah boys and their toys. well i'm so impressed with this bike now that I can't stop smiling and it's been about 4 hours since I rode it. 5 little changes and I have a brand new bike! when I installed the washer, I got greedy and put 2 in and the bike didn't like that much, couldn't stall the motor by turning in the air/fuel screw. the motor runs so strong now that I just don't have words for it. it's smooth and doesn't miss a beat from coming off idle to who knows how fast, I backed off at 60, but the bike didn't, I can now feel through the seat the shift into 5th, another big smile! thanks to all you guys who like to tinker with their tw's and put it on the form
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    Wow, very impressive!! Thank you for sharing that bro.
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    How did you raise front fender one and a quarter inches? We typically use compressible springs so as to not loose too much front suspension travel and get a jar when the raised fender slams into bottom of triple tree. You may not use full suspension travel on road, but this gets to be an issue off road where one should set up the suspension stiffness to fully utilize the full six inches periodically for your style of riding.
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    At the risk of getting another "quitcherbitching" comment from phil... I'm curious about what kind of mileage you got before and after your carb mods.
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    Yeah! That is fantastic to hear! Congrats, and nice job.
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    Grewen.

    So you went back to the stock jets (or at least the ones in the kit) ? And how many shims did you end up using? What year bike and approx. elevation?

    I went with the stocker (as said) jets in the Pro Cycle kit (1996 / 1,200 feet) and three shims. Running rich, but I believe the needle is bent. I have a new one on order, but wondering if I want to go down to two shims while it is out.

    Maybe it is just because the needle isn't completely straight. Tried to straighten, but you know how that goes.

    Thank you.

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    edit - just saw year.
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    27.JPG26.JPGhi fred I used longer bolts with locking nuts. so far I have not done any aggressive off road riding and don't seem to use all of the front suspension. if I ever go to moab that might change, but for now I still have 5" of travel and can be put back to stock if needed. I wanted to use the high mounting bracket from procycle, but with our crappy money and tax at the border, it was going to cost somewhere around $100 I am still going to make my own this winter
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    hey sponge I don't know what gas mileage I get because I don't fill up at a metered pump sorry man
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    hi jeff I cheated and followed the instructions that came with the kit, hoping I would get away with it, only I got greedy and used 2 washers. the instructions said use 1 washer. the bike ran good, but I couldn't stall it by screwing in the pilot screw, in fact the bike idled best with the screw all the way in. the second washer was letting too much fuel past and when I removed 1 washer it was great, now I can adjust idle with the pilot screw. it is almost 2 turns out. my bike is a 2014 and our elevation at the house is 1200 ft I think you have a different carb than I do, and what I have done will not be right for you, but I did find that one little washer made a big difference
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    thanks lt and gtg
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