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From: Rocky Cherry
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 17:38:10 -0500
Subject: Re: Factory Jet Kit
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mm...the drilling is just to drill the caps and pop them off...

the idle mixture screws are underneath...and you adjust those accordingly...

you should expect to pay 55-70 dollars...56 dollars or so from MAW, 69 from
SRAXIS...etc etc...

I bought a factory lower fairing from my kawasaki dealer, for 250
dollars...it's just the lower, not full fairing...but looks good...check out
www.ionet.net/~crockla_osu/ninja500

for pics...and I will have photos and a step by step of the jet kit
installation soon...onthe MODS page..

Rock
-----Original Message-----
From: RoMad
To: ex500@lists.best.com
Date: Monday, June 08, 1998 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: Factory Jet Kit


>I appreciate you answering in such a
>manner to the
>Jet Kit question. I am thinking about
>getting
>factory jets for my '93 but am reluctant
>because
>I am not sure what to do. My only
>experience with
>carbs is taking them out and cleaning
>them. Therefore
>I have a couple questions...
>
>Bringing out the drill bit, is this just
>to get
>the cap off, or is there another reason
>for the
>drilling? What is under the cap, a
>screw?
>
>I was wondering where you ordered the
>jet kit from.
>I saw a ad that Chapparel carries
>factory jet kits,
>but don't know about price and such.
>Could you tell
>me where you got yours and how much I
>should expect
>to pay?
>
>I was off
>of the list for a couple months due to a
>unavoidable
>vacation from my computer so I am not
>sure if there
>is a recent thread to look for answers
>to my questions.
>
>I appreciate any answers you may have.
>
>-Mike B.
>'93 EX-500
>
>ps. where can I get a lower fairing in
>the stock '93
>color scheme? thanks.
>Rocky Cherry wrote:
>>
>> is this stage 1 or 3 ? I assume you got a stage 3 for racing, but I hope
>> this helps anyways...
>>
>> here is a small run-down of my installation of a stage 1:
>>
>> basically, take the carb out of bike, take black caps off top, take
>> diaphragm out and replace stock needles with factory ones...put a clip at
>> the 1st position and 3rd position to start...I did this...but I ended up
>> moving my clips ot the 1st and 2nd because there was a midrange flat-spot
>> and HEAVY low rpm stagger...the top clip is there to keep needle from
>> bouncing, so don't worry about the shim washers...then put back together,
>> making sure not to get diaphragm caught in cap anywhere...if this
happens,
>> the bowl will get flooded and plug will foul...don't ask me how I know!
>>
>> then take bottom caps off, and replace the mainjet screw...(in
>> middle)...with the factory ones...most likely 132's..this worked fo
rme...
>>
>> then rebuild...there are two stems...one coming out of bottom of each of
the
>> carbs...with a little silver cap inside it...just take a 1/8" or 1/16"
bit
>> and drill it out...being sure not to go too far through...most likely,
the
>> drilling of the cap will pop it out...but maybe not, so just stick
something
>> in and pry it out...
>> I just turned the screws closed, then backed them out 2.25 turns...but
mine
>> ended at 3 turns...
>>
>> Also, there are two tubes, one coming from each valve cover, and 1 coming
>> from the airbox, all three joining at an intersection...metal thing, and
a
>> little tube exiting that pivot, going to the carbs...just PLUG the main
tube
>> coming from the airbox...and plug the hole it went to on the
intersection,
>> and this blocks all air going through those tubes...
>>
>> that is one thing I couldn't find ANYWHERE in the documentation that came
>> with the damn Factory kit...so, anyways...if you don't do this...it will
POP
>> badly ...
>>
>> Hope this helps, my kit only came with the carb-tuning tips and a little
>> sheet with ex500 installation tips...but not and actual run-through...but
it
>> is easy to figure out...
>>
>> Rock
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steve Clark
>> To: ex500@lists.best.com
>> Date: Monday, June 08, 1998 8:18 AM
>> Subject: Factory Jet Kit
>>
>> >I went to install a Factory Jet kit last night. I was surprised to NOT
>> >find instructions nor an included drill bit.
>> >
>> >If anyone has the instructions, Please post here or fax to my attention
>> >- 703-448-3861.
>> >
>> >I think I get the gist of all the steps, but I don't know the right size
>> >drill bit to use.
>> >
>> >All help greatly appreciated.
>> >
>> >Steve Clark
>> >WERA/CCS 220Am
>> >
>




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