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Old 05-01-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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what is a jet kit?

sorry,if its a noob question . i know a jet kit has something to do with carburated motorcycles, what does it exactly do? i been looking at bikes on craigslist and i see some older years that are not Fuel Injected and some of their mods are Jet Kits, can someone explain what a jet kit does? thanks
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sorry,if its a noob question . i know a jet kit has something to do with carburated motorcycles, what does it exactly do? i been looking at bikes on craigslist and i see some older years that are not Fuel Injected and some of their mods are Jet Kits, can someone explain what a jet kit does? thanks

lets more or less fuel/air in.....
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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A jet kit includes differently shaped and adjustable needles, different jets and sometimes different slide springs.
Often times you can successfully rejet a motorcycle without a jet kit.
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lets more or less fuel/air in.....
ohh so its just like a power commander but for carburated bikes.

thanks to both you guys for the inputs!
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ohh so its just like a power commander but for carburated bikes.

gotcha thanks!


eh.... in a way.... Its just with carbed bikes, everytime you want to make an ajustment, you have to take the carbs apart and replace a jet with something bigger etc...


with fuel injection....you just make a few key strokes and mouse clicks...:icon_smil
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Beat up on carbs all you want, but in my opinion they're less throttle sensitive mid corner and smoother in their power delivery than most injected bikes.
They also have less componentry to go bad, and are less expensive to modify or repair.

Also, typically once they're dialed in, they don't require any additional tuning for street use.

Don't get me wrong, injected bikes have some advantages as well, but IMO there's no disadvantage to having a carbed bike vs an injected one.
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I agree with pat I've had 2 FI bikes and now 2 carbed bikes and the throttle response does seem smoother coming out of turns.
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I have had several and still have 1 Yamaha FZ1 - carbed bike - I have installed a "jet kit" in it (2003) model. It is awesome. I have fuel injected bikes too and they are great, but I still like carbs. The jet kit I installed is from a guy named "Ivan" http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/ Here is a picture of what came with the kit I bought:http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/FZ1kit.htm and there is info about what and why the kits are useful. Me personally - I'd rather not buy a bike with a jet kit in it unless I knew and trusted the installer (such as Motorcycles Unlimited).
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