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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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She lives! Got the balancer sorted out and took the first ride.

Pulls fantastic on low end, short shifting up to 70-75mph. Falls over around 5500-6200rpm and never recovers unless I back off and cruise. You can't wind out the gears much beyond 5500. But it's dead steady just cruising in high gear.

Has a little popping on mildly hard decel.

Haven't touched the air screws yet. Could it be that? Or am I looking for jets? Remember, I still have stock pipes and the goat belly.

Had to stop and adjust the shifter, couldn't get my boot under it for upshifts. Now it feels too high.

Feels too small also, my legs are cramped, and sometimes I didn't find the pegs right away on takeoffs. My back is jammed against the seat all the time and the bars are already tilted forward quite a bit. Funny how I notice this now of all times.

I may get used to it. The smiles and grins I get when I open her up might make me forget. I was cramming a lot of riding into those short 9 miles too.

Not even running right and it runs awesome!
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Now I don't know what to think. Just took it for a blast and it pulled like a rocket through 7000-9000rpm. I thought it was going to lift the front wheel at about 9200rpm.

And it sounds awesome with the air filters and stock mufflers. Wow, I'm really impressed, even more than I was the first ride.

Still has the poppity-pop-pip-pop when you back off hard.

I don't know why it was falling off earlier. ???
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I still believe a re-jet is required for the ear-shave. Most run 142/42 I believe.

That being said you can adjust your idle-air screw to 2 1/2 turns out from bottom and see what happens.

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TH, we posted at the same time on my second post. Did you catch that?

Why didn't somebody tell me how great this beast runs with an earshave?! LOL, oh this is going to be fun. I have a date with a VRod, haha, he won't see it coming. Have to get some money on this run.

Edit:I have little doubt the air screws will help some, it's breathing a lot more free now and still at the factory settings.

I was surprised when it kept pulling past 9000, to the moon.
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Ah, I didn't catch it. I love how mine runs post-earshave. It feels less retrained!

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
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MOSFET FH012AA R/R


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I'm surprised this is even legal!
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You will still want to rejet. Stock jets do not allow enough fuel flow for the air screws to cancel out decel pop.

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I'm surprised this is even legal!
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Its not if you coasted the bike.

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If youre running stock baffled exhaust with the Belly, no need to rejet after an earshave....thats a myth....only time you need to rejet is with earshave, pods, and less restrictive exhaust....

Example....Im earshaved, pods....had baffled Sporty muffs, no belly (roughly same backpressure as stock then)...2 3/4 turns on the carb...no rejet....

I then installed much more restrictive Streetglide muffs...it ran way rich...had to turn the screws back to stock settings pretty much....

As long as you balance your intake and exhaust, there aint no reason for a rejet unless ya wanna burn more gas.....or are running wide open exhaust...



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So, if I don't mind the popping, I can leave it alone and squeeze some mileage out of it. Provided it doesn't show signs of being too lean. It did stay nice and cool.

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