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Old 09-15-2006, 05:57 AM
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Elevation and how it plays a role in performance? Anyone?

Ok, so after moving from North Dallas area 3 weeks ago, to the Charlotte area, I am now up at around 780 ft, I know that is not a great deal of elevation, but a big change for the hawk... I notice that when I have her on full choke she sounds normal, but if I go to half choke she sounds bogged down...
Do I need to perform any kind of fine tuning here? I don't know much about doing that kind of stuff, it was a big step for me to change the oil, and the idle speed....lol....any input would be great....

Also, I guess I may need to look at running a different weight of oil, as it is not as hot here....Any suggestions, as well as going into the winter....TIA

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Old 09-15-2006, 05:49 PM
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you may need to change the main jets but you would think it would run funny while youre ridding it not just at idle?
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what pipes are you running? and is it jetted? I am in fayetteville NC..I have a k&n filter, jardine high mounts (race baffles), dyno jet kit ..needles set a one clip from bottom of needle, 185/190 jets but I think its a little rich so I am going to get 182 front and 185 rear.
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Originally Posted by selztoad
what pipes are you running? and is it jetted? I am in fayetteville NC..I have a k&n filter, jardine high mounts (race baffles), dyno jet kit ..needles set a one clip from bottom of needle, 185/190 jets but I think its a little rich so I am going to get 182 front and 185 rear.
You would think I would know, but I am second owner, I know it has jet kit, but don't know anything about it... 2Bro slip ons....

And it seems to run ok, I haven't noticed any issues running...
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Call Jamie Jolley at "Factory Service". One of the best guys in this area(Charlotte/Rockhill) his # is 803-417-6563. He is good at making your bike run the way you like it. No BS. Just good work.
Let me know if you need a riding partner in the Charlotte area. I live about four miles from the center of Charlotte. 10W40Honda on the oil here.
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Originally Posted by motojoe
Call Jamie Jolley at "Factory Service". One of the best guys in this area(Charlotte/Rockhill) his # is 803-417-6563. He is good at making your bike run the way you like it. No BS. Just good work.
Let me know if you need a riding partner in the Charlotte area. I live about four miles from the center of Charlotte. 10W40Honda on the oil here.

Cool, I will give him a shout sometime this week.... is Factory Service the name of the shop/business?

I use mobil one gold cap now, and have been very happy with it. I will look at the weight as I am sure they have it in a 10W40, in fact that may be what I am running now...

yeah, once I get things more settled here we can get together for a ride...

Thanks for the info...
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I moved from Phoenix to Dallas 1100' to 650' and did not notice a difference. My hawk is stock though. Way back in the 80's I rode a 900 Ninja in NM anywhere from 5200' to 10000' and there you really noticed the elevation. Bike was slow going up but screamed comming down.
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That change in elevation won't make any noticable difference. A half a mile or so and you'll notice a little. A mile and you'll need to rejet.
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That is what I was thinking, so maybe I just need her fine tuned a bit....

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Originally Posted by selztoad
what pipes are you running? and is it jetted? I am in fayetteville NC..I have a k&n filter, jardine high mounts (race baffles), dyno jet kit ..needles set a one clip from bottom of needle, 185/190 jets but I think its a little rich so I am going to get 182 front and 185 rear.
You know there is a jet in between 185 and 190, right? It's 188. I'd swap the 190 out for the 188 and try that. If still too rich then try the 182/185.
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