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Hi Wingers

I've just spotted this carbs upgrade
kit on Ebay.
Is this genuine 'tried and tested'
to improve the factory settings?

Many thanks for your input here!

Regards

Angel :)

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'Installing a jet kit in your carb is the best way to get the maximum performance and longest life out of your bike!'


The stock carburetor from the factory is designed to meet Import Regulations ... not peak performance. Once you install or modify an exhaust or intake, you have put your bike into a leaner condition that will eventually destroy your engine due to heat from running lean. If you notice any popping, you are extremely lean. Our jet kit provides the parts and installation instructions to enrich all the circuits in the carb, to fix this problem, and add performance you can feel in the seat.

This is not just some jets in a bag, it is a comprehensive jet kit, addressing all throttle positions, throttle response, and each kit is custom made to your bike and its modifications. Replacing just the jets does not address 1/4-3/4 throttle, or throttle response, only full throttle. This Kit is for all throttle positions, and throttle response.

Please let us know year, exact model, level of modification, and altitude, so we can tailor our kit to the needs of your bike. All of these factors affect kit design.

Please add your information when you check out.

1 KIT IS FOR THE ENTIRE BIKE, ALL CARBS ON THE BIKE.



Benefits

More Peak Horse Power
Designed to gain about 8%-10% in HP with intake/exhaust, 3-4% on bone stock.

Longer Engine Life
The jet kit is a performance upgrade that not only increases power, but allows the engine to run cooler which increases engine component life.

Increased Performance
Designed to improve all RPM ranges of performance and throttle response.

Lower EGT's (exhaust gas temperatures)
If you have installed an aftermarket, or modified the stock exhaust or intake, this is needed or you will damage your engine. Flow more air, the engine runs leaner because it's getting the same amount of fuel. Running lean causes detonation and hotter EGT's which ruin exhaust valves and destroy engines.



Kit Includes
Main Jets
Needle Adjusters
Nylon Spacers
Drill Bits for
Slide Hole Modification
Idle Mixture Modification
Slide Spring Modification
Bike Specs
Carb Schematic
Carb Synchronizer Tool (how to build for $5)
Step by step instructions with photos customized to your bike.
Installation Support - If you need assistance with installation or have a question we are there for you.
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
snake oil my thoughts too ken!

hi ken

happy Easter!

I've been sent two links
about carbs from a friend!
He's thinking about replacing
his gw oem carb set and replacing
it with a single vw one!

snake oil was the second link!

roll up, roll up, get your snake
oil, expensively! :)

all the oem wiring has been mapped,
checked and replaced!
no birds nests anywhere.

thanks for your advice ken as always!

regards

Angel
 

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It is certainly possible to get better performance with rejetting but there is also the down side of increased fuel usage. Stock is always trying to get the best of both worlds:)
 

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It is certainly possible to get better performance with rejetting but there is also the down side of increased fuel usage. Stock is always trying to get the best of both worlds:)
Agreed.
A 4-cylinder Goldwing on the showroom floor when new was in a detuned state from its maximum potential for the covienence of fuel economy straight from Honda in Japan.

A performance tune does wonders. Cams even more...
 

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From the ad
Flow more air, the engine runs leaner because it's getting the same amount of fuel.
That should tell you that they have no idea how a carburetor works.:readit:
 

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I'd prefer to stick to OEM specs or just buy Randakk kits for their proven dependability.
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
re: snake oil - not!

:)

dear ken you made me smile
with your snake oil question!

no, I've taken your sound advice
and I'm going to methodically
check, clean my carbs individually.
i've discovered a squashed carb slide
diaphragm?
seems the po, must've reassembled
the carb without observing properly.
i tried to find a replacement and
they're like hens teeth, rare indeed!

I've now got myself a few good
gw parts from ebay uk.
a set of carbs (doner) of an '86 i/state.
a radiator, with no leaks!
finally a pair of honda battery cushions!
all for £110 Brit Pounds! as cheap
as chips, so the saying goes!

I've to be careful to only
buy parts that will work. no snake oils!
my knowledge of carbs is not
great.

thanks again for helping me ken!

regards

Angel x
 

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That's true but models intended for import can have different specs. Even in the US certain models for CA were different. Stock GL1200 carbs that are clean and adjusted properly work really well all things considered.
 
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