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Question about rejetting.

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  1. zing
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    I bought my bike last year and it had cobra pipes on it, and I'm pretty sure it was rejetted for them. My question is I want to buy the Maxair kit for my bike, however if my bike is already rejetted is this going to make the install more difficult?
    Also how can I tell if the carbs are already rejetted?
    Thanks for any help.

  2. retzdaret
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    It doesn't matter if they rejetted for the pipes or not if you are putting on an air kit, you will need bigger jets anyhow. It will not be harder to rejet if they did it before, if anything, it may be easier if they swapped the screws for stainless steel ones.

  3. zing
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    Thanks, my only worry was with the instructions given with the kit will I be able to go by them or would it make it more dfficult to adjust in order to make it work correctly.

  4. retzdaret
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    No, the directions should be completely the same. The size of jets chosen and settings will depend on your pipes, but they should give you settings for them.

  5. zing
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    No, the directions should be completely the same. The size of jets chosen and settings will depend on your pipes, but they should give you settings for them.

    Thanks, like I said earlier I was just afraid with them already being rejetted if I did what they said to do it, it would be all adjusted wrong.

  6. bkman
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    If someone else has already been into the carbs, just take extra care to check EVERYTHING - do not assume anything. The Maxair instructions are very good, but they DO assume that you are working on stock carbs with no previous modification. So, just look carefully at the pieces inside tha carbs (other than the jets, which you will be replacing anyway) and make sure the slides have not been modified (sometimes, the little breather holes on the bottom of the slides are drilled out when a jet kit is installed). It may be difficult to tell but, if you suspect that the slides have been drilled, I would contact Lee at Maxair and ask him what to do (if anything). I am sure they have been asked that question before.

    The most difficult part of the Maxair installation is setting the float levels, and that is not terribly difficult if you have a proper tool. Some use a dial caliper, some use a float tool. I bought the one Maxair sells and it worked fine for me, but it is not the greatest. Also, you MUST re-sync your carbs when you are finished.

  7. zing
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    Thanks for all the help guys, I spoke with Lee from Maxair on the phone yesterday and he answered all my questions. I will be buying it soon so I'm sue I will be asking more questions when I get it and start the install.
    You guys are great!

  8. Troober312
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    You will really like the Maxair system, just a word of advice, follow the instructions exactly and have someone look over your work. If you do all that if should go together without any problems.

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