VTR Down Under

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Re: VTR Down Under

Post by Twitchy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:35 am

So going back to my post in July 2015;
Twitchy wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:35 pm
I measured the diaphragm springs after reading that DJ use a much shorter spring. The springs in the carbs are give or take 300mm (12"), the brand new units from Honda are 270mm (10 3/4ish").

I have taken delivery of a US spec DJ kit - 1185.002, and the springs are 137mm long;


Is this correct??? I expect the kit to be correct, but such a difference to my above mentioned spring lengths, that seems like a hell of a lot. Are the non-US spec any different?

Also, the steel rod type tool in the photo which as a small dent in the top - can I guess that is the DT009 mixture screw tool? (not req'd as I have some very nice Jack Flash upgrades!)
06 VTR1000F Firestorm (SuperHawk) with Jardine RT One high mounts, PAIR removed, Jack Flash thumb screws.
Build thread; http://vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=36638

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Re: VTR Down Under

Post by Stephan » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:48 am

Oem slide springs are different between 1997 and 2001 models. I believe 2001 is a bit firmer.

DJ springs are correct, shorter and softer than oem ones. There is only one version for US. Non US doesnt contain springs at all. In theory softer springs are compensated by 3rd slide hole, but why EU version has the same instruction without using the springs I dont know.

I use only needles from dj kit, slide holes are oem and jets keihin.

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