Fuel System: Gas (Petrol) tanks, Carburators
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Good morning, just wondered what some suggestions would be for jetting for my altitude. My city is at 6000 feet in Wyoming. I recently installed new jets from the ScramblerCompany for my CL77. I matched the jet numbers to what was originally found in the carbs. 135 and 38. Bike seems to be running a bit rich. Thank you! Frank
You can calculate the jet by using the fact the scale height of the atmosphere is 30,000’. At 6,000’, your city is above 6,000/30,000 = 20% of the atmosphere. That means the atmospheric density is 80% of sea level.
If the 135 jet is correct for sea level, you need to reduce the jet area by a factor of 0.8. Since the jet size is proportional to diameter, you need to replace the 135 jet with a
Jet needed ~ 135 * sqrt(0.8) = 121
Round up to 125, as “a bit rich” is safer than too lean. This calculation is an approximation, but is a useful rule of thumb to get in the ballpark. You should read the plugs as a check.
I'm at 6300' in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
It depends on your air filters and exhaust too.
I have big K&N RU-0175 filters and relatively loud EMGO Dunstall replica mufflers.
My formerly trashed engine with no compression needed stock #135 main and #42 slow jets; needle at middle slot.
On a fresh engine I'm surprised that #130 main and #42 slow jets and needle at middle slot are sufficing.
I'm going to try #40 slow jets soon with that combination. As the engine gets broken in, perhaps the stock jetting will work again after all.
'62 CB77, '76 XT500