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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yet another Jet / Carb / Air Question

I have a bit of confusion, since you guy were a huge help a few weeks back I figured you were the people to come to.

I re-Jetted my 1999 VStar 1100 Custom's carbs after a pipe change, (Monster Pro 2 to 1 Bad ass sounding mamma jamma's). I bought the Jet kit from Pacific Coast Star followed their recomendations on proper jet size, my short fall was the PMS screw, I did not purchase a aftermarket thumbscrew and it is hell to adjust.

I noticed how little air the VStar gets from the Factory set up, this will just not do. MY baby has to breath, So after research, I aquired two K&N RU-0600 Filters which I plan on installing this weekend (Friday), which will lead me to again Re-Jetting My carbs.

My question is two fold

1. In my lurking around here, i have seen alot about Pipe and Pod upgrages needing jets of size 150, however those were newer bikes than mine. The Pacific Coast Star paperwork i have suggest Both Front and Rear cyl with Pipe and Air modification get a 117.5. So I am confused as to how to set it up. So if someone knows and could set me straight there I would be gratefull. AND if i need something OTHER than a 117.5 do you think i could pick it up at my freindly neighborhood Harley Davidson Dealer.. or must I drive 40 miles to the Yamaha Dealer.

2. I need to "Rig" a thumbscrew for my PMS what successful options have you guys found to do that?


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So if someone knows and could set me straight there I would be gratefull.
Go here: https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...g/carb-jetting


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I need to "Rig" a thumbscrew for my PMS what successful options have you guys found to do that?
I use this: http://www.metric-magic.com/images/tims-PMS.jpg

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I knew about metric magic.. I was hoping to find a DIY solution to avoid waiting for the postman.

I see on that chart, it list my current set up, Performance 2-1 pipes 117.5 front 115 Rear.. but that contradicts the instructions given by Pacific Coast Star. Not questioning the chart.. really .. just now wondering if anyone else with Monster Pro pipes is set up like the chart or are they set with 115 Front and Rear?

And Does the K&N filter set up count as a "POD" install?

If so.. I know what to do... Grab a new pilot jet and two new Main Jets.. dont know where im gonna get .5mm shims though.

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And Does the K&N filter set up count as a "POD" install?
My POD set up (a Chubby) is two K&N's mounted on the carb boots with the stock airbox removed. If that's what you mean, then yes.

I have not seen anyone with a DIY PMS thumbscrews.

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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...cations....the shims are not .5 two shims add up to .5,and what redstar is asking do you have two k&ns or one,one would use the stock air box.two places for pms screws metric magic and pcs i have pcs.i get jets from niche cycle in fla.read the whole link a few times.....the link im refering to is under modifications,making more power
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Oh its the Two on the boots as he described, the K&N RU-0600.

I read someplace someone tapping another screw into the bottom and using a bit of jb weld on it to hold it into place.. i just dont remember where i saw it.

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So the .5 shims just means move the second shim that is already there but on the other side of the nylon spacer so that the two are together?

I really thank you guys for the help and the input. Like I said, I can fab and do that sort of thing....but I am no motor guy, sorry if I am bumbling through this.

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So the .5 shims just means move the second shim that is already there but on the other side of the nylon spacer so that the two are together?

I really thank you guys for the help and the input. Like I said, I can fab and do that sort of thing....but I am no motor guy, sorry if I am bumbling through this.
that is not a shim.somewhere in the jetting article there is a part number for radio shack...jb weld you need good eyes
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Here is where i saw the DIY PMS Thumbscrews... https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...mixture-screws
Im going to give it a shot worse case i end up ordering new ones and waiting to put my carbs back on the bike.. supposed to rain this week end anyhow.

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the part number for radio shack is 64-3022.you get a little bag of assortedwashers.i read my last post and did not think i was very clear.so hear you are.
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