low power and brake issue

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Tue May 27 08:33:56 PDT 2008

There is a range of jetting that works for most SVs, however if you 
want to get it right and know what it can do, the only way you will 
ever know is  a dyno.

On May 27, 2008, at 8:30 AM, KC Gager wrote:

> Stop the guess work and take it to a Factory pro dyno, and get it 
> tuned. You
> can take weeks to get tit right, where at the dyno we can take a 
> coupler of
> hours and have it right. Right Erne?
> KC Gager
> BRG Racing Products
> "We Have Sickness For Quickness"
> KC at brgracing.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ernest Montague [mailto:afm199 at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:04 AM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: low power and brake issue
> Raise the needle to 40 thou and if you have not changed pilot jets,
> move the fuel screws to three turns out.
> Clean the rotors, bead blast or scotchbrite and brake cleaner. I had
> the same problem.
> On May 27, 2008, at 4:50 AM, Wendell Crain wrote:
>> Put together a bike for races at the end of this month. In testing
>> this past weekend, it seems kind of sluggish until rpms get above
>> 4-5K. Then it runs fine on up from there. Did not push to redline
>> since I was on the road to my house and my neighbors would not have
>> appreciated much. It is a stock first gen motor, K&N filter, M4 full
>> system. Jetted the carbs with DJ146 main, a spacer on the needle, and
>> 2.5 turns on A/F. The second issue is the brakes. Braided lines with
>> brand new pads and they seem only marginally better than stock lines
>> and pads. The M/C is the "S" version. My other bike has "N" version
>> and the system is rock solid, all you have to do is breathe on the
>> lever and it'll stop you. This one you pull on the lever and it has no
>> bite until half way through the lever. The lines are Goodridge, but
>> they are a little older. Nothing has any visible damage. I am not sure
>> if I need to try a different M/C or try to pick up some different
>> lines.
>> Any suggestions for either of these would be appreciated. Since I have
>> 3 days before I pack up, probably will have to live with the bike the
>> way it is. Unless it is easy change.
>> Thanks!
>> Wendell
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