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Old 06-16-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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need help please

I installed a Dale walker stage 1 jet kit on my 02 and just checked the plugs and find that they are just not quite brown enough. It is just a little lean. I lost the instructions telling me what to do to remedy this. I am leaving on a trip tomorrow and would like to fix this before I go. It has been running awesome since the install but I would like to richen it up just a little what do I do. Thanks guys. Oh I should add that I called Dale but he is not in this week I guess we all deserve a holiday.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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It has been running awesome since the install
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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What does "not quite brown enough" mean? What color are they? What color do you want?
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:48 AM   #4
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Well to my eye they kinda looked a little grey but I was sitting under a work light. When I moved away from the work light to the window for some natural light they looked like they were a very very light tan color on the electrode with black around the outside of the bottom of the plug. It may just be my eyes but I know when working on my sleds that this just looked a little lean as the tan brown color is usually darker than what these were. Desmo maybe right but this is a 500 mile trip and I just didn't want the possibility of a melt down. I will be traveling up and over the Rockies at the mid point of the trip so if I guess right it should fatten up going over the top as there is less air up there. Is that correct thinking?
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Nothing is going to melt down. You installed a kit that has been installed on hundreds of bikes. If it was "running great" then it's obviously not super lean.

And yes, going up means the bike will run fat.


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They sound fine, but obviously I cant see them. And yes, any elevation gain, even 1000 feet, and youll be richer.
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Thanks guys. I knew I could count on you guys for some clarification and insight. I will ride more at ease on my trip.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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Ideal color is the slightest toasted marshmallow color
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:01 PM   #9
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Ideal color is the slightest toasted marshmallow color
I second this. It sounds like your plugs are showing just the right combustion. ---- And the bike performance says so, too.
What's to worry?? It's good.
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