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Is the correct pilot or one step richer better?

Discussion in 'Bike Mods, Performance, Maintenance & Repair' started by Buzz Bomb, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. Buzz Bomb

    Buzz Bomb Rookie DRN Member

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    I was reading an article about jetting in Transworld MX, and the guy writing the article says that he thinks running a pilot that is one step richer than the correct one with the airscrew out a lot gives better throttle response than the correct pilot. What does everyone think of this?

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    Heard the same from Tom Morgan. He says the reason a bike grgles at a constant throttle setting in this range is because you should jet it a little rich. He says it makes for much better throttle response.
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    Chief Subscriber Damn Yankees

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    Might not Hurt

    I don't know if it will work that way or not, But that has been my only complaint about the bike so far. It's driving me crazy. I already have the pilot ordered. Probably be the first thing I try after I get top end back together.:eek:

    Joe Chief
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    smb_racing Master of None

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    I find that running the bike with correct jetting is better. If you want to improve throttle response (who doesn't eh ;) ) then adjust the air screw.
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    Buzz Bomb Rookie DRN Member

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    I think leaving one step richer is a good idea, because in cold weather, you can just put the airscrew in and don't need to worry about the pilot being lean. I just put my airscrew at 3 turns out, which is OK according to the CR250 manual.
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