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Im sure this is the same ole questions over and over but im gonna ask anyways. First off i have a 06 500 4x4 with HMF, jet kit, K&N, 27" outlaws and a lil lift. My first problem is power. I dont have any. In 4x4 in first gear i hit some holes that will pull the motor down. Second, when i get off camber for any length of time or ride through a lil water it starts spitting and sputtering. When i put the jet kit in the 170 jet was missing so i stuck the 175 in it. Im at sea level. How bad could this have killed my power?? What do yall recommend. Im getting schooled in the mud and its getting old!!
 

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Have you checked your plug since you put in the jet kit? Did you adjust the air/fuel mix? With a 175 I'd wonder if it isn't black? Too rich?
 

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yea id check your plug, and if you didnt adjust your air fuel mixture id go ahead and fiddle with that...i have 27" vampires on my bike but it was used when i got it and the tires were on there alrdy so im not sure what kinda power was lost when the guy put the rims and vampires on the bike, also he had a jet kit/k&n/hmf exhaust on it with it snorkled alrdy so i really dont know how much power that brought back...but this week my bike is having its final bore done to it and i think the guy said he is going to check the jetting on it to see if its right or wrong...i think the jet he put in was a 160 or 165 if that may help any...also if you have it snorkled then you will difenitly need to adjust for the air/fuel mix

but id say check your plug and see the color of it and then adjust air/fuel mixture as needed
 
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i know the plug is black, should i try and get a 170 jet and put it in. What about the spitting and sputtering. I see hondas riding all through the water, but not mine!!
 

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I would almost try a 165.... if you had a 170 before, I bet that was still to rich.

With the water riding, you may be getting water in the spark plug boot. Put some dielectric greese in the boot and re-install it. That was the fix for mine.
 

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Most foremans have problems in the water, I know mine did. The di-electric grease is a good idea. I have also plugged my carb drain with a golf tee and extended the carb vent lines to the pod and it solved the spitting and sputtering problems. If you search the forum there is plenty of info about it.
 

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Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:13 pm Post subject:

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Most foremans have problems in the water, I know mine did. The di-electric grease is a good idea. I have also plugged my carb drain with a golf tee and extended the carb vent lines to the pod and it solved the spitting and sputtering problems. If you search the forum there is plenty of info about it.



I have never had problems in the water. Check out some honda videos and I bet you will rethink your opinion. The trick is to prep your bike before you ride in the water.
 
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