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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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600 to much to install a jet kit?

is that a rip off or what? now before you guys flame me, my bike is a 99r1. i bought it new and it only has 2,500 miles on it. i have other toys and the bike just sits. so im hopping to ride it more so the pilot jets dont get gummed up anymore. should i run something in the gas so i dont gum up? i was thinking of getting a fuel injected bike so if it sits a while i wont have this issue, but i really like this bike. heres a pic

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 08:18 PM
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$600 does that include the jet kit?


Cuz I think that sounds like too much but I haven't had a carburated bike for awhile now..


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$600 does that include the jet kit?


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Even then, $600 is still expensive. The '99 R1 jet kit costs $126 from Muzzy. Does it include dyno tunning? But even if it does, I think it's a bit expensive.

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Even then, $600 is still expensive. The '99 R1 jet kit costs $126 from Muzzy. Does it include dyno tunning? But even if it does, I think it's a bit expensive.

i have no idea if they put the bike on the dyno or not, but thats what i was quoted for the whole job. i guess ill have to ahop around
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Run some "Sea Foam" through it. Changing jets won't solve the gumming up problem down the road. It will continue to do the same thing if the bike sets for a long period of time with untreated fuel in it. A fuel injected bike will gum up also and sometimes requires running some cleaner through them. I hope you get it sorted out.


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i have no idea if they put the bike on the dyno or not, but thats what i was quoted for the whole job. i guess ill have to ahop around
Yeah shop around. To install, normally 2 hours of labor + parts, I think $300 should be more than enough to cover everything. Then some good dyno tuning sessions should be about $200 more or less. That $600 deal, ask them if it's included good dyno tuning.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 09:42 PM
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word of warning.

Every engine is different, and needs to be tuned individually. Beyond that, every CYLINDER is different and should be tuned independantly, based on altitude, pressure, temperature, rider temperment, etc. Buying a "jet kit" is a quick road to no hp and a hole in your wallet, or a burndown.

jetting a bike and "installing a jet kit" are not the same thing at all.

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Yes it's way too much.....

I would say about 150 or so for the kit and install and then another 200-300 to dyno tune it. IIRC I paid about 350 total for mine on my 2000 R1 here locally.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 12:29 AM
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just buy the 'ivans' jetkit and install it yourself.its easy with a haynes manual to guide you.
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