Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    thetolleyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Williamsburg, VA
    Posts
    562
    +1
    2

    How to tune carbs?

    Just completed a handful of mods. What is the the proper way to tune a 1200PV? I took Oside Bill's recommendations on jet size and settings, and the ski starts easy and runs fine. A slight hesitation upon first giving throttle from an idle though. Perhaps that's normal, this ski is pretty new to me. Anyway, when tuning am I looking to achieve highest rpms at WOT? I have a tiny tach hooked up temporarily and I'm topping out at about 7040 most of the time. Should I try running a bit leaner and a bit richer to see how it affects the RPMs?

    Ski is as follows:

    2004 XLT1200
    Riva heads 145 psi
    Riva S2 stinger
    Tau Ceti arrestors
    125 high/117.5 low jets
    Solas 13/19
    R&D plate and grate
    Free flow exhaust

    Fasted recorded with gps was 64.3, but 61.5 is more common top speed.


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Midland, Ontario
    Posts
    51
    +1
    1
    Not sure if the 2004 is like my 2000xlt 1200, but once I disabled my accelerator pump, the ski took off perfectly from idle. Very simple to do. I used Cajun Dude's site to get a good idea what was involved. I removed the cam.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. help, don't know how to tune the carbs on my 2001 ultra 150
    By hal8611 in forum Kawasaki PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-01-2009, 10:52 PM
  2. Manual on how to rebuild Carb?
    By TomToro in forum 2-Stroke Performance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-27-2008, 06:51 PM
  3. how to tune
    By alex29573 in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-21-2008, 10:16 PM
  4. how to take carbs off a 93 xp.....(really stumpped)
    By ugadawg131 in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-18-2007, 02:46 PM
  5. How to tune 3 carbs on SL750?
    By joeyjunio in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 03-20-2007, 11:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •