Modifications - Performance Discuss aftermarket and DIY performance modifications

Anyone know how to install jet kit?

Old 03-17-2010, 05:15 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Back Marker
Thread Starter
 
steve29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Western PA
Posts: 182
steve29 is on a distinguished road
Anyone know how to install jet kit?

Hello. Just recently bought 2000 Hawk. It came to my attention that the previous owner didn't jet the carbs when he put on the aftermarket exhaust. So, in order to save money, I want to attempt it myself. Few questions. Stage one or two? As a novice mechanic, is this something I can handle? Any advice or first hand experience would be helpful. Thanks guys.
steve29 is offline  
Old 03-17-2010, 05:55 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
SuperSport
 
residentg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NY State
Posts: 667
residentg is on a distinguished road
do a search on "jets", you do not need to buy a jet kit if you are trying to save money. You can shim needles and replace individual jets. JB
residentg is offline  
Old 03-17-2010, 05:59 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 3,447
VTRsurfer is on a distinguished road
Carb r and r and installing jets and needles is not something I would recommend for a novice mechanic. Especially the carb r and r part...a pain in the *** on this bike in my opinion.

If it's running okay with no flat spots through the rpm range, you may not need to rejet. But even with stock exhaust, the SuperHawk benefits from some carb work, and with aftermarket exhaust you are most likely running too lean.

Oh, and welcome. You may want to formally introduce yourself to the Unofficial Superhawk Forum. You'll probably get better response to your questions.
VTRsurfer is offline  
Old 03-17-2010, 06:08 PM
  #4  
Banned
MotoGP
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake View Terrace, CA
Posts: 5,942
8541Hawk will become famous soon enough
It's all been talked about in the last couple of weeks, a search should give you all the info you need.
8541Hawk is offline  
Old 03-18-2010, 12:59 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Back Marker
Thread Starter
 
steve29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Western PA
Posts: 182
steve29 is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the info guys. Bike definitely has flat spots in first and second gear at low rpm. I'll probably leave the work to someone who knows what they are doing.
steve29 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
kardiac996
Members Rides
10
10-02-2012 04:57 PM
SloBlue
Modifications - Performance
4
05-14-2011 07:55 AM
Rama
Modifications - Performance
4
12-15-2010 07:49 AM
YTKinWI
General Discussion
2
09-03-2010 05:29 PM
Partsman
Technical Discussion
17
05-07-2010 09:08 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Anyone know how to install jet kit?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.