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Old 8th April 2006
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Unhappy Taxes paid... dissapointing

SEII slip-ons, SE a/c (newer 29044-04B design), and rejet kit. Dealer did all the install & rejet.

Now there is less power up until almost full throttle, and now the engine will sometimes keep running a few seconds after I shut it off. Also, after it warms up, when I come to a red light/stop sign, it will idle too fast for 30-seconds to a minute, then will settle down to normal idle speed.

So I called the dealer and scheduled an appointment. He agreed it didn't sound right and wanted to take a look at it.

Are there any pointers I should keep in mind? Should I take the rest of the rejet kit with me when I drop it off?
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sounds like it needs the carb adjusted properly. Dynojet to the rescue. Jets are good but the kit addresses more than just idle and main jet. When it is right you will know it.
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Dealer fubared your stage 1 take it back and make them fix it right the 2nd time, free of charge for you.

just cause they are a H-D tech don't mean they have a clue what they are doing.
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Should I take the rest of the rejet kit with me when I drop it off?
Yes...

Since the dealer did the work, he'll fix it..
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I think it's a universal truth that a stage 1 done right definitely noticeably improves the performance. If not, something got done wrong...
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Is it HD of Greenville?

If so, grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Make 'em make it right. Sorry, but I haven't heard anything good about them....
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Yeah, it's the H-D of Greenville... about 1 mi from my house!
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Wow, that s. I have SEII's, A/C, and rejet.... it was an excellent improvement! There is something seriously wrong here....
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Is there some way I can look at the spare pieces left from the jet kit, and tell what jets they have put into my Sportster?
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Is there some way I can look at the spare pieces left from the jet kit, and tell what jets they have put into my Sportster?
If your "kit" is a DynoJet kit, then yes, you should be able to tell, at least for the main jet. The kit comes with a 160, 170, 180, and 190 main. See which one is missing.

The DynoJet kit doesn't come with a pilot jet, because you don't necessarily need a larger one with their needle.

The "real" information you need to find out is which slot they put the clip on the needle jet. You have to remove the slide to see where the needle is set. I'll bet a buck they just slapped it on wherever... probably way too rich judging from your description of the problem. When I took mine off after I bought the bike, the needle was set too rich. I took my friends off (Wide-Glide) a few months ago and his was set too lean. The DynoJet instructions are VERY specific about where to set the needle.

In my tinkering, I've learned that the needle has a much bigger impact on the overall picture than either the main or the pilot jets.

If it were me, I'd buy a manual and learn to do it yourself, even though the dealer owes it to you to get it right. The fact is, they may NEVER get it right.

If you can follow written instructions, have a little patience, and can operate a screwdriver, then you can successfully tune a CV carburetor. For some reason, there are a few Harley Certified Mechanics that can't pull this off.
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