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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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Ear shave- everything I need...

Well, I am taking the carbs out for a cleaning to find what's wrong and while I have them out I will do the ear shave. I want to make sure I have all the parts before I take them apart so I can get to riding faster...

(2) #140 main jets. http://www.z1enterprises.com/detail.aspx?ID=1928

(2) #40 idle/pilot jets: http://www.jazzmotorsports.com/pack-...n-p-48045.html

(4, 2 each needle) shims for needles: http://www.z1enterprises.com/detail.aspx?ID=1934

(2) emgo crank case air filters: http://www.z1enterprises.com/detail.aspx?ID=221

(2) KN filters #RC-2340 http://www.kensautowholesale.com/ser...ers-and/Detail

Does that about do it?

NOW FOR QUESTIONS:
---I am at 4500 feet elevation... should I go to 142 main jets? one 140 and 142?
---Do I need both the emgo and the KN filters? or just one or the other?
--- anything else I need to know? I am planning on removing the air box, the ears, and perhaps increasing performance and getting better acceleration and speed...
anything I am missing?
Also, does anyone have some of these parts and want to sell them?
I hope to do this fix next weekend...

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float bowl gaskets just in case.... i reused mine without a problem but there isnt much u can do if u tear one.... u r removing the upper airbox ? get a vacume cap for the carb and 2 larger ones for the reed valves i chose this rout instead of coastering for cost reasons ....



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As seebeeare said get two bowl o-rings and two jet cover o-rings.

The K&N's are for the carbs and the emgo's are for crankcase ans fuel vent.


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VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
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PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
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As seebeeare said get two bowl o-rings and two jet cover o-rings.

The K&N's are for the carbs and the emgo's are for crankcase ans fuel vent.
ok... thanks,,, I changed the O rings last summer... think they might still have to be replaced?

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Jumbo Saddleman Highway Studded saddlebags
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ok... thanks,,, I changed the O rings last summer... think they might still have to be replaced?
They should be fine.


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
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This brings up a good question- do you HAVE to coaster when you ear shave? I did just because it made sense to me. But can you ear shave and leave the reed assembly in place?

Otherwise, if you haven't costered (or at least marbled) you may need that stuff as well.

I got mine here-

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This brings up a good question- do you HAVE to coaster when you ear shave? I did just because it made sense to me. But can you ear shave and leave the reed assembly in place?

Otherwise, if you haven't costered (or at least marbled) you may need that stuff as well.

I got mine here-

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...Q5fAccessories
i didnt coaster when i shaved i just plugged the reed assembly with big vacume plugs aand a tiny zip tie...



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ok, I am buying the idle jets... are they type 21 or type 22 keihin jets? or neither?
are these the right ones?

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Drilled mufflers and degoat
TOC springs
N/C Street shield EX windshield
Jumbo Saddleman Highway Studded saddlebags
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The K&N's are for the carbs and the emgo's are for crankcase ans fuel vent.
Lance- If you've been following my "wit's end" post (sorry if you've written there, I can't recall) you know I'm battling some final tweaks of my earhsave which I had a buddy do for me.

I am about to go out there and move the vac line that comes off the T on the carbs. Right now it is attached to the right Emgo filter. The left is the crankcase breather.

So obviously when I move this line, I will have NOTHING plugged into that Emgo. What SHOULD be there?

Is that T line another name for "fuel vent" or am I missing something? What exactly is the "fuel vent"? One end attaches to the Emgo... where is the other?

Is this potentially part of my problem or if the T line is the fuel vent then is it just a case of sometimes you need the second Emgo and sometimes you don't? In which case it's just there for looks?


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