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Old 04-14-2016, 02:00 PM   #11
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Those look like 50mm Dime City stacks. I love those. They're cheap, nice quality, and will get to your door in a matter of days.

I've tuned over 20-30 of these dual carbs in the past and I always use the same setup.

1) Dime City stacks
2) 142 main jets
3) The needle from only the Dynojet Kit with the e-clip on the 2nd notch.
4) Air-fuel screw adjusted 3 turns out

To be honest though, with the stacks any setup will work. The ones listed above is the where I noticed to be performance. I've tuned bikes with TJ's stacks and the Kajimas. And although those do work, I've noticed the shorter stacks give the bikes a little more pull in the mid-range and top end. The Dime City's are super short. I've actually done a side-by-side comparison where the only thing I changed were the stacks.

And I've also tuned bikes using 1-2 shims on the stock needle method from Carbjet Kits, but sometimes that's a hit or miss. And when it does work, it still doesn't run as well as with the DynoJet needle. The thing with the DynoJet kit needle is that it's extremely tapered compared to the stock needle or the needles from other aftermarket jet kits like the Cobra kit or the Vance/Hines. This makes tuning them so much easier. Usually with the Dynojet needle, I can put any main jet from sizes 125-145 and they would all run great. No hesitation or dead spots. I only choose to run 142 because that gives me the most out of it, but doesn't kill my gas as much as you would think.

TJ has a good video on the steps you need to do in order to actually pull the carbs and ditch all the crap underneath the tank. Basically, the only thing you want going into the carbs is the fuel line. Everything else you can ditch. And if you have a CA bike with emissions you would have to cap off those holes or ports.
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:44 PM   #12
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I am running TJs stacks, stock needles with 2 shims, 45 slows and 145 mains. Runs great but may try it with my Dynojet needles. Based on what Rust said I may step down on the mains and see what it does.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:06 AM   #13
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I'm glad this post has come around.I too installed the dime city cycle stacks . It's definitely taken a bit to get it figured out. I have a vt750 and so far I have 45/142 and aftermarket needles. Don't know the make but possible cobra because that is the pipes that were on the bike when I bought it. So far I have the needles in the top clip with a small washer between the clip and metal hole. screws are around 3 out. I have tried the needle clips from 4 from the top to where it is now. Every notch was to rich until I hit the top notch. But I think I need to change the mains because I having issues 3/4 to full throttle. I don't know how much it's factor but I live at a higher and drier altitude around 2700ft above see level.
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I'm glad this post has come around.I too installed the dime city cycle stacks . It's definitely taken a bit to get it figured out. I have a vt750 and so far I have 45/142 and aftermarket needles. Don't know the make but possible cobra because that is the pipes that were on the bike when I bought it. So far I have the needles in the top clip with a small washer between the clip and metal hole. screws are around 3 out. I have tried the needle clips from 4 from the top to where it is now. Every notch was to rich until I hit the top notch. But I think I need to change the mains because I having issues 3/4 to full throttle. I don't know how much it's factor but I live at a higher and drier altitude around 2700ft above see level.
I am right about 1000 feet but can go as high as 2500 within 10 miles depending on where I am riding. Once you set the CV carb from what I think McV said the carb adjusts if you go up or down in altitude.
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Here are some measurements on TJs stacks.



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Old 07-13-2016, 11:06 PM   #16
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Hey rust when you did your installs in the past what pilot did you use? I have a 06 shadow spirit 750 I have cobra pipes dc stacks? I cannot get it running right , I have unknown make aftermarket needles.






QUOTE=Rust In Peace;369072]Those look like 50mm Dime City stacks. I love those. They're cheap, nice quality, and will get to your door in a matter of days.

I've tuned over 20-30 of these dual carbs in the past and I always use the same setup.

1) Dime City stacks
2) 142 main jets
3) The needle from only the Dynojet Kit with the e-clip on the 2nd notch.
4) Air-fuel screw adjusted 3 turns out

To be honest though, with the stacks any setup will work. The ones listed above is the where I noticed to be performance. I've tuned bikes with TJ's stacks and the Kajimas. And although those do work, I've noticed the shorter stacks give the bikes a little more pull in the mid-range and top end. The Dime City's are super short. I've actually done a side-by-side comparison where the only thing I changed were the stacks.

And I've also tuned bikes using 1-2 shims on the stock needle method from Carbjet Kits, but sometimes that's a hit or miss. And when it does work, it still doesn't run as well as with the DynoJet needle. The thing with the DynoJet kit needle is that it's extremely tapered compared to the stock needle or the needles from other aftermarket jet kits like the Cobra kit or the Vance/Hines. This makes tuning them so much easier. Usually with the Dynojet needle, I can put any main jet from sizes 125-145 and they would all run great. No hesitation or dead spots. I only choose to run 142 because that gives me the most out of it, but doesn't kill my gas as much as you would think.

TJ has a good video on the steps you need to do in order to actually pull the carbs and ditch all the crap underneath the tank. Basically, the only thing you want going into the carbs is the fuel line. Everything else you can ditch. And if you have a CA bike with emissions you would have to cap off those holes or ports.[/quote]
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:57 PM   #17
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Hey rust when you did your installs in the past what pilot did you use? I have a 06 shadow spirit 750 I have cobra pipes dc stacks? I cannot get it running right , I have unknown make aftermarket needles.






QUOTE=Rust In Peace;369072]Those look like 50mm Dime City stacks. I love those. They're cheap, nice quality, and will get to your door in a matter of days.

I've tuned over 20-30 of these dual carbs in the past and I always use the same setup.

1) Dime City stacks
2) 142 main jets
3) The needle from only the Dynojet Kit with the e-clip on the 2nd notch.
4) Air-fuel screw adjusted 3 turns out

To be honest though, with the stacks any setup will work. The ones listed above is the where I noticed to be performance. I've tuned bikes with TJ's stacks and the Kajimas. And although those do work, I've noticed the shorter stacks give the bikes a little more pull in the mid-range and top end. The Dime City's are super short. I've actually done a side-by-side comparison where the only thing I changed were the stacks.

And I've also tuned bikes using 1-2 shims on the stock needle method from Carbjet Kits, but sometimes that's a hit or miss. And when it does work, it still doesn't run as well as with the DynoJet needle. The thing with the DynoJet kit needle is that it's extremely tapered compared to the stock needle or the needles from other aftermarket jet kits like the Cobra kit or the Vance/Hines. This makes tuning them so much easier. Usually with the Dynojet needle, I can put any main jet from sizes 125-145 and they would all run great. No hesitation or dead spots. I only choose to run 142 because that gives me the most out of it, but doesn't kill my gas as much as you would think.

TJ has a good video on the steps you need to do in order to actually pull the carbs and ditch all the crap underneath the tank. Basically, the only thing you want going into the carbs is the fuel line. Everything else you can ditch. And if you have a CA bike with emissions you would have to cap off those holes or ports.
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doing research on a vlx im building and come across this, maybe I can help.

Did my 02 750 a few years back with 40 or 42 pilot and 132 mains. runs absolutely great at all altitudes despite what mr.Brutal thinks. He claims 142 or 145 mains for 750 and I was literally watching raw fuel fall out of my exhaust. Ive ridden coast to coast and all around new england on this setup, tuned in florida...cv carbs are amazing for the fact they are less effected by altitude changes. Good luck man.
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97 VLX 600 Velocity Stack Carb rebuild

Looks very impressive. Since I have never seen a stack in real life, can you do any tricks with it?

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