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post #1 of 3 Old 04-15-2017, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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lean/rich screw?

Is there a lean screw i believe its called on a 2002 zx6r? I think im running with too much air. My bike is a streetfighter and if i get hit with a gust of air my bike wants to lose all power almost.
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-16-2017, 04:47 AM
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If the '02 has carburettors, you have some manual adjustments that can be made to individual carbs. I would think that yours would have constant velocity (CV) carbs, so the terms are somewhat different as to how you tweak them.

If your bike is changing power whenever a big gust of wind hits it, that would make me think there is an issue with how the float bowls are being pressurized. As I recall, there are a lot of vacuum lines between the air box and the carb bodies that have to be set up as intended for it to work properly.

If you don't already have the shop manual for your bike, you can download it from this site -- a really good document to have when you start poking around. Check out the routing of the vacuum lines and see if they are as they should be. --15 years, and stripped off fairings, odds are better than even someone has done something that isn't working out as they had hoped.

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Idle mixture screw is the only adjustment besides changing actual fixed jet sizes....

And as the name states, idle mixture screw mostly affects just idle, it will not cure whatever problem you are experiencing by missing a large chunk of the ram air system.......

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