Maybe it just needs some high revving miles to loosen things up a bit. I'm around 49,400 miles on mine now.
Sloth off-road....if you're a BIG guy, or/and, doing really hilly & technical terrain then it'll take some working the clutch & throttle vs. the stock 14/50, etc.+1 on front and -1 on rear....just curious, is it a sloth off road? I would much rather have low end grunt than a lower rpm at cruising speed.
Haha. I just spent like 24 hours with my R3 hanging on an engine hoist in my garage: basically every damn service in the book, all completed to absolute perfection with zero shortcuts or sloppiness of any kind (there's only one way to do things IMO, and that's the right way!)... I may be a bit mad for doing ALL of this stuff EVERY time (according to service manual intervals), but for me, it's worth it knowing that I'll basically never experience breakdowns and that my bike remains in like-new condition and will for quite a long time.– but on the bright side, every man needs a hobby ……..
This is very valid. Any one of the “old-timers” here could sort this out if they rode your bike. These TWs are well-known by many here. I hope you can do a comparison. Go find Fred.Its this kind of report that makes me think something is wrong with mine.
Gas flow adequate to carb? I'd check the tank for restrictions. Maybe a little ether around the carb boots to see if its sucking air.Could be that by dyno-jetting the bottom and the mid, you did so at the expense of the top end
Anyhow - welcome to the board, I'm sure others will add their thoughts as to what ails you ......
The "Fred" you refer to on the forum in Prescott is PlacerLode, a wonderful guy!I ride mostly between 3000’-5000’. I’ve jetted it accordingly with the dynojet kit specs. It runs pretty well just buzzing around at under 40mph. The jet kit greatly improved the bottom end and probably the top end a little. It didn’t make it worse
Chain and sprockets are new and well adjusted. Air filter fresh, oil fresh. Haven’t checked the plug gap. What should that be? Valve springs may very well be shot with 15k miles. No air or exhaust leaks that I can find. Tire pressure is around 15-18psi, which seems high for those fat tires. Oil level normal. Gas tank is new and clean. I checked the pilot jet and it is clear. I could flush out the lines and throw on a filter.
I’ll do a compression test. What should that be? I’m not sure how to measure fuel flow. Not much to do to check the CDI unless I can get another one. I’ve heard there’s a guy in my area, Prescott, AZ, that has a pile of TWs. I think his name is Fred. I don’t know anything else. Maybe he’s on this forum? I need to ride another one so I have a comparison. I havea KTM 450 and 2002 stroke for ripping around and I don’t expect the TW to be anything like them. If I didn’t hear guys talking about how their TW cruises at 65 or faster I might not think anything is wrong. It just seems like it just runs out of power pretty quickly over 45mph. I’m twisting the grip off to go 50-55. If that’s normal I’m ok, I’d just like to know. Otherwise I’m not at all disappointed with the bike. I got it so I could throw my backpack on the rack and explore. The KTMs aren’t that fun to ride slow. And the 37” seat night even at 6’4” is not great for paddling around among boulders.
Keep the ideas coming.
I know it's like a running joke on here "oh there's a guy on here who says his will do 80" but in all seriousness I've gotten mine up to 80 wide open going down hill. On a flat it'll do about 70ish. Now that's on the speedometer which is not accurate so roughly 65ish. Mine has stock number front teeth and a 47 tooth rear. I also have a dg exhaust and bigger jets. I live at about 3000 feet if I remember correctly and I weigh about 175 lbs. At 190 pounds with that thing running correctly you should absolutely be able to do 65 (on the speedometer).Its this kind of report that makes me think something is wrong with mine.