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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Gapped the Pickups

As usual I looked for the old thread and did not find it, due to my seeking skills(lack thereof), although I did learn a ton about iridium plugs. Back to the subject - my pickups were gapped so wide I am suprised my bike even ran. They were 45 to 50 thousandths. Gapped to .020 and WOW! Hot start, bump the starter. Acceleration - oh yea baby. Many have said it was worth it, and it is. I did it the same as the pictoral - I wish I could find it just to give credit where it is due. Cost - 0.00 Please someone repost the pics on setting the pickup coils, it really is a great mod.
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16000 miles and counting

Items done:
Plugs beaded/gapped at .032
Marbled
Carbs at 3.5 turns
Seafoam tank and crank
Rotella Syn 5W-40
Spline lube
Ovsz Shinko230's
Grambo - cam chains
Pickups gapped at .020
R/R relocate
Sealed Battery

To Do:
Iridium plugs
LED Lighting and 100W Bulb
Acct to Mcct Conv

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 05:26 PM
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I did the same MOD last week and my scoot responds much better now.

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I really like the mods you have done to your bike. I have momma to consider or I would flat out copy some of the stuff you have done. I also consider you to be an excellent member with postings and help for the short time you have been on the forum. Ride safe ride well.

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2000vn750
16000 miles and counting

Items done:
Plugs beaded/gapped at .032
Marbled
Carbs at 3.5 turns
Seafoam tank and crank
Rotella Syn 5W-40
Spline lube
Ovsz Shinko230's
Grambo - cam chains
Pickups gapped at .020
R/R relocate
Sealed Battery

To Do:
Iridium plugs
LED Lighting and 100W Bulb
Acct to Mcct Conv
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The big gap from the factory must be for emissions EPA crap?

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The big gap from the factory must be for emissions EPA crap?
No, more likely they were just following the specifications the maker of the component gave them. Bike makers don't make electronic parts, they are outsourced to companies that do.

The electronic company would also likely give them conservative performance figures, as they would not want their components to fail. The bike maker, even if they know that using a smaller gap would work better here, would not for liability reasons go against the component makers recommendations.

If the bike runs and starts better, that would of course be a good thing emission wise.......

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