Suzuki VL1500 Needle Jet Rebuild Service
Factory Pro was the first to seriously address the needs of the VL1500 community -
From the first:
Config 30 K&N/BMC air filtered kit - to the first
VL1500 Carb needle jet replacement service (and still the Only HDJ needle jet source)
toll free tech support - talking to a real person - not just email - 800 869-0497.
We always endeavor to provide complete service and tuning help.
We try to charge a fair price
for the service and product we provide - So - a Config 30 kit with air filter is
priced at about $130, as it should be - and the VL1500 Carb Needle Jet rebuild with
HDJ (multi disperse jet) style needle jet should be about $280.
- Rebuilding includes new needles, new HDJ needle jets, new pilot jets, new main jets, float height adj., allen screws for the float bowls and carb tops, internal cleaning and so on.
Now - as compared? We don't charge $250 for the jet kit + air filter and we don't really condone installing supposed copies of stock needle jets (not the HDJ style) and allowing people to think that it's the "same" as what we designed, patented and provide as our normal service.
The Factory Pro HDJ System allows leaner jetting without surging than the stock style needle jet for best mileage and the "others" can't claim that. That's why mileage after the HDJ rebuild may be better than stock.
Also - If we've rebuilt your carbs to HDJ specs AND you own the bike long enough to wear them out again - we will replace them for $140 + shipping and handling -
|Extended Fuel Screws||
Shift better than a new bike.
Carb Recalibration kits
||Float Height gauge|
|Extended length Fuel Screws for easier adjust.|
Long Boy Fuel Screw Kit
pn: fuel screw set,VL1500
$44.95 / set of 2
Frustrated with trying to find an "almost 90 degree"
screwdriver to fine adjust your fuel screws for best idle and
Make your life easier.
1 VL1500 Kit comes with:
I received my Long Boys for my 1500LC and installed them. I adjusted them to my liking and they are great - Thank you Bob Meloche
|Factory Pro VL1500 Carb Rebuild Service - the most experienced rebuilders in the world|
Carb Rebuild Feedback
Good morning, just letting you know the carbs you repaired work great .
Thank you for a job well done.
Have A Great Day!
Sandy B. Orono, ME
Carb Needle Jet Rebuild
featuring the patented HDJ Needle Jet
I sent my carbs to your by overnight delivery. You had them by the next day (overnight actually works!!!). Within about 3 days, you had them done. You sent them back via ground and since I live in Canada, it took a couple of extra days to clear customs. I had them back in about a week to 10 days. I only had to pay taxes on the value of the work and a flat $50 brokerage fee from UPS - not as bad as I feared.
The carbs have been reinstalled on my bike.
When I bought the bike used a few years ago, I would get 100 miles before the gas warning light would come on. Two years ago this gradually reduced to 75 miles before the light came on. The last half of last season, I was down to 70 miles and lots of backfiring, unless I maintained speeds of 70 mph, which is hard to do when driving through a city.
Yesterday, I took the bike on the first long trip since getting the carbs done. The bike went on, and on, and on. I was beginning to think that the fuel warning light was burned out or not working when it finally came on at 125 miles. The second fill-up was 121 miles, and the third time the light came on, I made it 128 miles. This is a 25% increase in fuel mileage from the best that the bike has ever worked for me, and an 87% increase from what it was doing just before sending them in to you!!!!
I still have a mild cough or backfire when changing from first into second, and second into third. I know that it is a minor adjustment, just that I have to tear everything apart to get at the adjustment screws, so I might just live with it.
It is as if I have a new bike. No longer do I want to sell it. Thank you very, very much, and I will recommend you to everyone I come in contact with in the biking circles.
Tim, from near
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
|Carburetor Recalibration kits|
For when you remove the airbox
That's the air filter AND the carb recalibration kit.
Why spend $250 for a copy of the first Config 30 kit for the VL1500?CRB-S77-3.0-AFK $179.95
C30, Config 30 Carb Recalibration Kit and air filter.
Removes the airbox.
Removes the airbox. adds 3-4 True
This kit was designed within a couple
of months of the release of the 1500 Intruder. Sigh - so we were the
Biggest HP increase for the least
amount of money. Runs well at low rpm and part throttle.
Suggest adding the above Long Boy Fuel Screw Set for easier fuel screw tuning.
C10, Config 10 Carb Recalibration Kit
FOR STOCK AIRBOX BIKES
General exhaust applications, stock and aftermarket, inc. Cobra, VHR, TBR, Samson, Muzzy, YRD, etc...
adds power and snap
to throttle response. Improves and smoothes power delivery at
~+3.1 hp or ~6% increase w/ exh.
and carb kit.
Factory Pro Dyno Tuning Center - Redwood City
2007 July 4
Installed a CRB-S77-1.0 Config 10 in my Suzuki 1500 today and it seems to have fixed my lean surge problem at part throttle. More miles will confirm the fix: seems like a different bike with the lean surge problem gone. I set everything to recommended start points and it seems great!
Thanks for producing a good product!!
Pro Shift kit for smoother and quicker shifting with fewer missed shifts
F-Pro Shift Kit
(add $20 for Hybrid Ceramic Microbearing option)
Pro Shift Kit
F-Pro Microbearing Detent
fits 98-08 VL1500 and 97-04 VZ800
Banish the "Boot Shift" shift forever.
Perfect for drag racing
We do not have detailed install instructions - use a Suzuki Service Manual to aid in clutch removal.NOTE!
Be SURE to check that the shift
detent arm does not bind when tightened up. If you shift into an
upper gear, and the bike pops out of gear, consistently - That's an
indicator of a binding shift arm. Some occasional stock bikes are so
F-Pro Shift Spring for above EVO Shift star and or Microbearing Detent Arm.
Crispen up lazy shifting.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
114585-10F00 and 11485-10F10 --- GASKET, GEAR SHIFT COVER VL1400 98-04 only
Its been many months now since Raul (Wheelsmith / Factory 415 472-4962) rebuilt the carburetors from my 99
Suzuki LC1500. The emulsion tubes were to the point where I rarely got better than 22 mpg.
The fact that Raul does outstanding work was expected and appreciated however this is where the expectations stopped.
Once I received the carburetors I had hundreds of questions. Raul had the patience to go over every one until I understood, although Raul wouldn't accept I understood as good enough. He made sure he knew I understood and could apply the information he was giving me.
On a late Friday afternoon during the tuning process I was having some difficulty and calling it a day. Raul gave me a number to call him on Saturday for any assistance he could lend. I called him that Saturday and used a lot of his time yet he never wavered in trying to help me.
His attention to detail and commitment
to customer service are second to none!
Lastly I wanted to relay to you that several thousand miles later the bike still runs great. I often get twice the mileage I was getting prior to the repairs and I'm very pleased with the performance.
Thank you and Raul for an outstanding product and a level of customer service that truly is outstanding.
Postscript about stock needle jet life:
The people on the Vl1500 site are aware of the work performed on my bike by your shop. I know many of the people on that site, most of which have far greater mechanical abilities than I will ever be. As a matter of fact some of them are quite gifted when it comes to these machines. (yes, there is! Marc)
In answering your questions I would have to say most of my driving
is around town, beach cruises etc.
The bike had aftermarket needles installed somewhere around 10,000 miles and the mileage started dropping off rapidly around 25,000 If I remember correctly.
I presently have close to 37,000 miles on the bike.
fuel screw locations
Main Air Jet location for "1.7-RK" Race kits
Orange is the main air jet
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