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A year or so ago I put a JD jet kit in my 06 400s. It runs great almost all the time, but sometimes when about 1/4-1/2 throttle it will cut out for no apperent reason. more often on a hill, but also on the flat. could this be a needle setting? I don't remember what grove I set the clip on. I appologiz:bonk:e for being so stupid. Thanks

Dan

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I won't attempt to answer, but if you could answer these questions it will probably help.

Does it cut out while accelerating, or steady cruise at 1/4 to 1/2 throttle?

Do you have the extended idle screw, and have you set it?

Your idle should be around 1600rpm, is it?

Have you done any other maintenance?

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have you bypassed the sidestand switch?

what is the current jetting?

I have not bypassed the switch yet. My jetting is 155main,25 pilot,2.5 turns, blue needle 3rd pos. It seems to cut out at a steady throttle with the rpms at the lower end.

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have you bypassed the sidestand switch?

what is the current jetting?

Not to hajack the thread, but what does bypassing the sidestand switch do on the performance of the bike. I got a buddy of mine tell me I should do it.

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Not to hajack the thread, but what does bypassing the sidestand switch do on the performance of the bike. I got a buddy of mine tell me I should do it.

It makes it keep running over bumpy terrain, and running is pretty important to performance, kind of a precursor :smirk: one could say to performance.

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Not to hajack the thread, but what does bypassing the sidestand switch do on the performance of the bike. I got a buddy of mine tell me I should do it.

Nothing for performance, it keeps you from accidentally killing the bike by bumping the side stand.

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stock pipe? reused all the stock needle spacers?

Yes to both. I followed JD instructions to the letter.

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try clip 4.

Thanks, I will. I was thinking that was probably it, but I wanted some expertise first.

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keep us posted if that did it for you. and whether you did the kickstand switch same time or if it is still engaged.

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