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    Carb, jet kit, and air filter questions

    Hi folks,

    I'm working through my carbs and making progress and have a couple questions.

    My general thought for the bike is to keep it mostly stock-ish. Stock muffler and stock airbox. But I'd be happy to do some mild improvements to performance, like jet kit and free-er flowing air filter.

    1 - does my above plan make any sense, am I missing anything obvious? (Like, perhaps there is a mod you can make to the stock muffler that does X).
    2 - I've been searching for jet kits and having a hard time figuring out where to go to get them (I've found dynojet kits but there seem to be 2 distinct kits for the Hawk but no details on how they are different from each other. (#1137 and #1737)
    3 - I've read about K&N air filters and that they might be an upgrade in terms of flowing more air. For the life of me I can't find them online. Any pointers? (I'm currently not interested in going to pods).
    4 - Do you happen to know if the carb gasket set 16010-MR1-691 is complete for BOTH front and rear, or would I need to order 2 of these?


    Thanks!





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    Hordpower.com for parts and supplies. I’d recommend ditching the air box for pod filters, think about a lighter, free flowing exhaust that will bolt onto the stock pipes like a Fuel, and a jet kit.
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      #3
      Originally Posted by lamelylounges View Post
      Hi folks,

      I'm working through my carbs and making progress and have a couple questions.

      My general thought for the bike is to keep it mostly stock-ish. Stock muffler and stock airbox. But I'd be happy to do some mild improvements to performance, like jet kit and free-er flowing air filter.

      1 - does my above plan make any sense, am I missing anything obvious? (Like, perhaps there is a mod you can make to the stock muffler that does X).
      2 - I've been searching for jet kits and having a hard time figuring out where to go to get them (I've found dynojet kits but there seem to be 2 distinct kits for the Hawk but no details on how they are different from each other. (#1137 and #1737)
      3 - I've read about K&N air filters and that they might be an upgrade in terms of flowing more air. For the life of me I can't find them online. Any pointers? (I'm currently not interested in going to pods).
      4 - Do you happen to know if the carb gasket set 16010-MR1-691 is complete for BOTH front and rear, or would I need to order 2 of these?


      Thanks!




      K&N imo is a waste of money. But some people like it.

      Like chuck, pods, pipe jet kit, is the way to go. But if you want tht stock exhaust and have no interest in pods, then a mild re-jet is the way to go.
      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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        #4
        on all-stock bikes a jetkit doesn't do alot, only if it's modified. it's usually good to test-ride the bike as you got it before doing mods.
        Last edited by squirrelman; 11-02-2022, 09:05 PM.
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          #5
          Thanks, folks.

          My carbs are nice and clean now and ready to be put back together. I'm pretty excited about that.

          I made the rookie mistake of NOT making notes about the idle screws when I removed them. Waaaaa. I don't think it was mentioned in famous carb thread with pictures on this forum, and that thread was so good that I didn't even bother reading the manual. Boy, that'll teach me!

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            #6
            To set that screw you want to perform idle drop procedure outlined in the manual.

            It's basically warm up the motor full and adjust the screw one direction until the idle falls -- not the number of turns. Then turn the screw the other direction. It will rise again. When it starts to fall, make a note of that setting and then set the screw to the middle of those two settings.

            Repeat the procedure on the other carb.

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              #7
              thanks Parc - I found that procedure in the manual. Doesn't look too bad.

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