adding aftermarket parts to my motorcycle void my factory
Do I need to rejet my motorcycle if I change
Do I need to rejet or remap my fuel system if I add
a high performance air intake?
is my order status"Backordered "?
Will adding aftermarket parts to my motorcycle void
the factory warranty?
Absolutely not. Telling you that aftermarket parts void your warranty is nothing more then a
scare tactic used by motorcycle dealers to keep you coming back to them for pricey brand parts and service work. You don't have to take our word for it though -
Just ask the government:
Moss Magnusun Act US Code - Title 15, Chapter 50, Sections 2301-2312
a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a
vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove
that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the
failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty
Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C))
If your vehicle dealer fails to honor warranty claims,contact
EPA at (202) 260-2080 or www.epa.gov.
If federal warranty protection is denied, contact the
FTC at (202) 326-3128 or www.ftc.gov.
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Do I need to rejet or remap my fuel system if I change my exhaust?
Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to this question. In some cases where the motorcycle is
running properly, you do not have to make any sort of adjustment when changing the exhaust. This is especially true when adding slip-on mufflers. The short mechanical reason for this is that changing the exhaust does not
directly add (or remove) air or fuel to your engine. So there is no reason to adjust your air/fuel ratio to compensate for the change (which is what rejetting/remapping does!).
That being said, many motorcycles come from the factory with a lean air/fuel mixture and do benefit from an adjustment. All aftermarket exhaust manufacturers do recommen rejetting/remapping.
West End Motorsports Recommends:
1. If you think your bike has a lean or rich condition already- Remap/Rejet
2. If you feel your bike is running correctly- It will not hurt your motorcycle to put on the exhaust and give it a test run. If you install the exhaust and experience poor throttle response,
backfiring, popping on deceleration or excessive heat, then go ahead and rejet or remap. If you install the exhaust system and are satisfied with the results- Great...keep riding!
West End Motorsports will not tell you to buy or not to buy an aftermarket fuel system. We simply present the facts as honestly as possible (we have no reason to lie to
you- We sell the entire line of aftermarket jet kits and fuel processors!), but the decision is yours. Ultimately, making an adjustment can optimize performance but is often
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Do I need to rejet or remap my fuel system if I change my air intake?
Absolutely! When you change your intake (adding a free flowing intake or filter)
you will need to remap your fuel injection or re-jet your carburetor. The short mechanical reason for this is that changing the intake directly adds to the amount of air
going to your engine - so you must adjust your air/fuel ratio (add fuel) to balance the change.
For carburetor models: Most air kits state they come with jetting but they only include
larger main jets. We recommend buying a Dynojet jet kit separately to take advantage of the Dynojet needle which has a finer taper and will give you better throttle
your motorcycle is fuel injected you will need to remap
your fuel system. This can be accomplished with any aftermarket fuel processor such as
a Dynojet Power Commander or a Cobra FI2000 Tripot Fuel
Processor. Look in the Engine/Performance category for
your model for pricing. There should be several different brands available
for your particular application.
either case since you are adding significantly more
air to your air/fuel mixture with these kits, adding
more fuel is required. Not rejetting or remapping your
air/fuel mixture could result in excessive heat buildup,
causing significant damage to your motorcycle.
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Why is my order status"Backordered "?
Even though we
try to keep all popular items in stock, from time to
time we need to order parts from one of our distributors.
Sometimes our distributors are out of inventory and
we have no choice but to wait for the item to be in
stock. We will contact you within 24 hours if any part
of your order is backordered. At that time we will give
you an ETA (estimated time of arrival). Please keep
in mind that this is just an estimate. Sometimes the
product can arrive sooner, sometimes it could arrive
know how frustrating this can be so we will be happy
to give you updates on your order via email
or by calling toll free 800-520-8525 for as long as
your order is backordered. Even if you don't contact
us for updates, we are constantly monitoring backorders
to ensure your wait is as short as possible.
while your order is in backordered status you find it
in stock from another dealer, you can cancel your order
without penalty, as long as the item is not in transit.
Most times all dealers will be in the same position
since backorders are on a national scale.
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