John Soliday johnsoliday at
Mon Mar 15 10:41:53 PDT 2010

That does seem weird as you would think you put the clip on the first groove
and use one washer instead?!?  Unless the washers are much thinner than one
needle groove, ...hmmm, for that matter why not a needle the proper length,
guess they are re-using a needle from another application.  Are your needles
aluminum?  I had a dynojet kit in my old FJ1100 and after 10K miles or so
the needles were grooved from wear and had to be replaced.

Your mileage may vary,


-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Alan Nicholls
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 11:17 PM
To: GPZ List
Subject: Re: Shims

Yep, the shims do go above the clip.  They take up the space between the
plastic bridge thing and the needle.  The stock needles have thick heads on
them to take up that space.  If you have shims, they are definitely
dynojet.  Stock needles are one piece, and not adjustable.  With my kit, I
had to put 2 shims above the needle on all of the carbs.  Make sure you have
all 8 in there :)

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 11:42 PM, schnowz <schnowz at> wrote:

> I just checked the Dynojet web site and they are calling for shims ABOVE
> the clip. That doesn't seem right. I only have one under the clip now, but
> this gives the needle quite a bit of upwards movement (play).
> See page 2 of this link
> How do I tell if I have Dynojets?. The main is a 108 so I think it maybe
> is.
> Confused...

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