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Excellent Document - Phil's Ear Shave Procedure

Phil's Ear Shave Procedure was recently done on my 2005 Vulcan 750 with excellent results. The entire process is clearly documented including what parts are needed and where to buy them. Phil did an excellent job putting together this document. I highly recommend the modification since it greatly improves ease of starting and responsiveness. It completely eliminated the popping and backfiring that happened when letting off the throttle at high speeds. Here is the link to Phil's Ear Shave Procedure:
06VN750: Ear Shave Procedure

Thank You Phil. Happy Motoring Everyone.
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Lol - this is a well-known, if not the most well-known guide on this site.
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Sam, did you use the 42/142 jets that the guide suggests? I ordered those but am starting to think they're unnecessarily large. Haven't installed them yet as I have several other tasks to do before I reassemble the carbs so there's no hurry. Just curious what your experience was.

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Sam, did you use the 42/142 jets that the guide suggests? I ordered those but am starting to think they're unnecessarily large. Haven't installed them yet as I have several other tasks to do before I reassemble the carbs so there's no hurry. Just curious what your experience was.
All depends on your exhaust and elevation.

For aftermarket pipes and sea level, the 42/142 are about right. You throw a stock exhaust on and the need for the larger jets dwindles.

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Never hurts to bring good info to the forefront.

Caleb, I'm in WV and ride anywhere from 600-2500ft elevation. I have the earshave with stock pipes and stock jets, the bike runs great and shows no sign of being lean, ever.

Rejetting is something that has always been associated with adding free flowing exhaust, not changing air filters.

Uni PK92 foam filters work well for the earshave and are 1/3 the cost of K&N.

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Never hurts to bring good info to the forefront.

Caleb, I'm in WV and ride anywhere from 600-2500ft elevation. I have the earshave with stock pipes and stock jets, the bike runs great and shows no sign of being lean, ever.

Rejetting is something that has always been associated with adding free flowing exhaust, not changing air filters.

Uni PK92 foam filters work well for the earshave and are 1/3 the cost of K&N.
I ordered the K&N's through Advance Auto using a coupon, so they worked out to about $60. A bit more than the Uni's, but they should last forever.

So no problems with pipe discoloration, cold starts, etc with stock jetting? I'll go ahead and leave the originals in place and see how it does. Definitely not swapping the factory exhaust since it's in good condition and I prefer it quiet.

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So no problems with pipe discoloration, cold starts, etc with stock jetting?
I replaced my pipes with a used stock set that were already blue and yellow. They lightened up with some polish and haven't ever gotten any darker. The stock originals were road rashed and blue/yellow as well. The majority of the mods and parts were put on the bike before I really rode it at all.

It runs normal temp in hot weather, and runs cooler in milder weather. In Fall/Winter I'm hoping for the fan to kick on, to get some heat on my legs. It takes a while to warm up if just idling.

Cold starts are good, with full choke then going 3/4 choke right away to adjust the rpm for warmup, comes off choke fairly quick. Almost too good since doing the Two Wire mod. Overfilled my oil, when I bled it out of the filter, the bike started with no choke after sitting for days. It didn't reach idle speed, but I was surprised it even fired. It takes a while for oil to drain into the glass, makes it easy to overfill if you're in a hurry.

It runs really well and pulls past redline easily enough if you let it.

When I decided to shave, I also decided to read my plugs before jetting, and just never needed to rejet. Have not seen the inside of the carbs yet.

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