more on MPG & carb settings

Bill Magitz corbie at
Wed Jan 16 10:38:38 PST 2008

heehaw , sorry man , but fer sure you're not the first inhaler , Walt my main riding bud says it's not officially a ride until someone gags on Bill's exhaust ( he says the same thing at the diner ). The group I ride with seem to like my tailgunning skills or could there be more to the story .................  hmmmmmmm

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jerry Clair" <darkclarity2k at>
> To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at>
> Subject: Re: more on MPG & carb settings
> Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:44:35 -0800 (PST)
> Try riding behind Bill. *cough, hack* OMG. Dude, if you dial this in you
> are going to fall in love with the bike again.
> I have found a guy that drags kaws and does work on the side. One
> suggestion is to throw out the side draft CV carbs and put flat sliders in.
> I don't know if anyone on the list has done it, maybe I'll be the 
> first, we'll see.
> Bill Magitz <corbie at> wrote: after reading the 
> recent postings on mpg/miles per tankful I found out what I already 
> knew, my GPZ is not well. I had a jet kit installed and after a few 
> stops at mc shops I got it close but not to my liking. I get about 
> 110-120 miles before I hit reserve ( mild riding , hitting the 
> throttle will yield less than 100 mile tankful ) which is @40 less 
> than before jet kit and tinkering which translates to 10-15 mpg 
> less. also I'm spewing some serious fumes wherever I go. see if 
> this makes sense to anybody , the last mechanic who set the carbs 
> wrote this on the work order ,  35 slow 40 slow 150 main and 2 
> turns out on mixture , I'm to the point if I can't fix I won't keep 
> it. will the proper setting help me get the mileage I desire ?  
> thanks much to anybody who can pass info on, the GPZ is a blast to 
> ride and I'd prefer to keep it and upgrade the Intruder 700.   
> --bill m  in joisey still getting out on the weekends !!!!
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