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CRAP!!! Lost the needle spring!!!

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Figured I was capable of doing the rejet myself, heard it wasn't too hard. Got the suitable kit from James Dean and away I went.

Everything was going well until the needle spring popped out. I looked everywhere for it, but it's so small.

Is this spring available at the dealer, does someone know of a suitable replacement?

God I fell like a tool.

:lol::ride: :ride: :ride:

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Did it fly off somewhere? Did you look down in the cavity where the needle retainer plug is? My spring stuck to the plug when I pulled it out.

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Did it fly off somewhere? Did you look down in the cavity where the needle retainer plug is? My spring stuck to the plug when I pulled it out.

I looked, but no luck.

It shot the retainer plug a good 4 or 5 feet. Another learning experience.

William1, any idea on the part number? No worries if you don't. Have to waite til Monday and check with the local dealer.

Thanks for the reply.

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Try laying the bike on the side... I lost a screw and could not find it even after taking parts off....turned it on the side and shook it... it mysteriously appeared. From where I have no idea..

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Anybody who used the DJ kit should have a spare.

Quick fix, spring from a biro, or a short peice of fuel resistant hose cut to length.

Neil. :thumbsup::eek::D

Thanks! If I have to wait for a replacement I will give this a try.

My JD kit did not have a spare. Should it of had one?

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Thanks! If I have to wait for a replacement I will give this a try.

My JD kit did not have a spare. Should it of had one?

Your talking about the small needle spring that rests under the needle cap... Yes?

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part number 5

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When I have dropped similar items I get my big magnet out and find it that way :thumbsup:

db

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:ride::lol::ride:

Well, being the impatient person I am and knowing that I was looking at a possible week long wait for a new spring, I took some advice from Neil and took a spring from a pen. Cut it in half and installed it. The needle's tension felt very similar to the stock, so I was feeling good about it. Funny thing is I lost that little O ring as well.:thumbsup::eek::D

Anyways, fabbed up a replacement, put everything back together and turned her over. and can you believe it, she fired up immediately.:ride: :ride: :cry:

She feels a little boggy. I have done the 3x3 airbox but still need to "uncork" the stock pipe, and play around with the settings.

Just so everyone knows, I do intend to order in the replacement spring and O ring, but this at least got me back on the road.

Thanks to all for your replies.

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