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Old June 4th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Snorkel removal questions

So I've been reading alot about removing the snorkel from the airbox and it seems like it is a good mod to do, my question is, do I have to have a jet kit to do this or is it something i can do and get away without using one, I have a stock exhaust for right now. I plan on getting a jet kit down the road. but for right now can i run without a snorkel without a jet kit.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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im no wiz at jetting, but if you removin the snokle you should at least shim the neeedles cause you will be running very lean and could damage the engine.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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im no wiz at jetting, but if you removin the snokle you should at least shim the neeedles cause you will be running very lean and could damage the engine.
and I could do this simply by placing washers under the needles?
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Old June 4th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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yes, tho someone correct me if im wrong. I would use the search tool and look around to be sure, cuase there are hundreds of posts about shimming and exhaust stuff.

Cuase im no expert
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Old June 4th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #5
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You may not need to shim at all. I shimmed with 2 washers when I installed my slip-on & removed the Clean Air System (got an assortment pack at Radioshack & just used the smallest ones that would fit). After i removed the snorkel, my bike was running rich, so I just removed one washer and it rides better, I haven't tested it back with 0 washers.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 03:12 PM   #6
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You may not need to shim at all. I shimmed with 2 washers when I installed my slip-on & removed the Clean Air System (got an assortment pack at Radioshack & just used the smallest ones that would fit). After i removed the snorkel, my bike was running rich, so I just removed one washer and it rides better, I haven't tested it back with 0 washers.
Ok again cause im running with stock exhaust but was just wondering if i could get away without shimming if i just remove the snorkel
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Old June 4th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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I tried the removing snorkel w/o shimming ..bike seem to run fine, but it was running a bit lean. Ended up just putting the snorkel back in.
In reality, removing it gives no extra bonus to do it without shimming!
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I tried the removing snorkel w/o shimming ..bike seem to run fine, but it was running a bit lean. Ended up just putting the snorkel back in.
In reality, removing it gives no extra bonus to do it without shimming!
So if I remove it, I should either jet it or shim it. correct?
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Removing snorkel w/ stock exhaust = shim
removing snorkel AND replace can w aftermarket = shim
removing snorkel AND replace full exhaust = jetkit
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Removing snorkel w/ stock exhaust = shim
removing snorkel AND replace can w aftermarket = shim
removing snorkel AND replace full exhaust = jetkit
So Would i be able to run a jet kit if i just remove snorkel and install a slip on, or is it just shimming and a better choice since it is cheaper to do. or can u only run a jet kit with a full exhaust?
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You can do a full jetkit anytime.. just no real need for it, for anything less than a full exhaust change including header pipes.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #12
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You may not need to shim at all. I shimmed with 2 washers when I installed my slip-on & removed the Clean Air System (got an assortment pack at Radioshack & just used the smallest ones that would fit). After i removed the snorkel, my bike was running rich, so I just removed one washer and it rides better, I haven't tested it back with 0 washers.
Got dam Sean, this is why you are my bro (aka guinea pig), even after putting the jisu on my bike it still feels and smells rich. When letting of the throttle the RPM dip way below 1500 and the exhaust stinks. I think I may have to remove a washer, OR add some super thing brass ones I "borrowed" from the ME lab of my University
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