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Old 06-25-2004, 08:23 AM
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Radiator Coolant Hoses

Has anyone pulled off the radiator coolant hoses from the carbs? I've been on the list for a long time and don't recall much talk of it.

My mechanic shimmed the needles to .0435", adjusted the a/f screws to 2.5 turns out and set the TPS to 610 ohms (needs to tweek the tabs for lower). The bikes is kinda cranky until warmed up and then the off idle or low rpms is not good. He's going to try bending the tabs on the TPS to get it down closer to the "factory" setting.

Any suggestions for the off idle, slow warm up and the radiator coolant hoses?

2000 Superhawk 996
K&N filter, bafflectomized exhaust & worn out rear Pirelli.
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Old 06-25-2004, 02:38 PM
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Update: I sync that syncing the carbs might have resolve the problem.
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:54 AM
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Here's a reply I got from the email list.

John,

While it does sound like a good idea to remove the coolant lines, leave them on. I tried it in '98 and ran the bike for around a year that way and then put them back on. The bike defantly runs better with them on. Greg N. also did a dyno run with the lines removed and made less power. Part of it is due to the heat helping atomize the fuel in the large throttle bodies on the S/H and also the thermostate is a two starge design which stops the flow to the carbs when the coolant temp. reaches a set point ( I don't recall the exact temp.)
Also you should go back to the stock air filter. I ran a K&N for a long time and it was always far more trouble that it was worth.

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