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Main jet sizes

Hi.I am trying to find the main jet size on a 1990 honda shadow 600cc also the same on a 1990 honda steed.My steed seems terribly under powered and it has been suggested the steed has a smaller main jet and a restrictor or a smaller venturi venturi .

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The sizes are stamped on the Jet it self. For the Honda Shadow it is a 185. Not sure for the steed.

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Fine tune your motorcycle before rejetting your carburetor. If it's still running too lean, you can replace the pilot jet as a first step

Remove the bowl at the base of the carburetor by unscrewing the screws holding it in place. Unscrew the pilot jet inside, but be careful not to strip it. The jet size will be on top.

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Use a screwdriver to remove the main jet from the brass jet needle holder, which is also called the emulsion tube.

Put in a pilot jet that is one size larger. Replacing it with a jet two sizes larger will make your mixture too rich.

Tune the slow/idle settings before replacing the main jet. Replace the main jet with one size larger. The sizes are in increments of 5.

Put the bowl back on, and align the accelerator pump shaft and rubber boot.

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Jan 11, 2013 | 1998 Honda VT 600 C Shadow

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I just bought a 2000 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100. It appears to be "running rich" and friends have said I should adjust the throttle/idle. How do I do this??? Thanks

To adjust your idle speed there is a single screw (usually with a black plastic knob ) that hangs down between the two carburetors. Turning the knob will raise or lower the idle speed. Clockwise will raise the idle. Counter clockwise will lower the idle. Changing the idle speed will not lean or richen the mixture. To change the mixture you will have to rejet the carburetors. I assume the carburetors have been rejetted to compensate for an after market exhaust system. In which case the carburetors are set too rich (too big of a main jet size) to compensate for a bad flat spot in the acceleration. If this is the case, take out the main jets and replace them with the next smaller size. If the machine is stock then check your air cleaner. If it is restricted/dirty, then the extra vacuum caused by the dirty air filter is causing the rich mixture. Try changing the air filter or in stall a high flow air filter like a K&N. This will put the mixture back to normal.

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My Sabre has Cobra pipes and a Jet Kit, but I can not get the bike to stop popping when I let off the throttle-Any Help?

its likley to be running a bit to week,, try opening up the fule mix screw just a bit to let in more fule

Apr 03, 2010 | 2001 Honda VT 1100 C2 Shadow Sabre

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How many kw does this bike have

I don't know what you are talking about with kw. Here in the US, kw stands for KiloWatt which is a unit of measurement of electrical power.

The 600 in the model number (Honda VT 600 C Shadow) means the bike is 600cc. If you can only ride up to 250cc then you cannot ride this bike legally in your country.

Tell me what you think kw stands for in your country because kw sure aint a measure of motorcycle displacement or power here in the US.

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I have a GSXR 750 1990 model and would like to know the std jetting sizes

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clutch cable adjustement buddy adjust this on the clutch lever or on the cable itself 2 ways you can do it anyweay the chain shouldnt come off retighten the adjusters on the chain get back to me if any probz buddy8ba53b6.jpg

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