Alan Nicholls metrogtiguy at
Mon Mar 15 10:49:50 PDT 2010

I think mine are steel.  They were pretty heavy.  I had to move my clip down
one to get it to run right.  They make them like that to allow adjustment
for different mods you have.  My exhaust is huge, has no baffle in it, so it
needed to be adjusted.  It couldn't transition from the needle jet to the
main jet without one hell of a fight.

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 1:41 PM, John Soliday <johnsoliday at> wrote:

> 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,
> John
> -----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
> it
> > is.
> >
> > Confused...
> >

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