So this guy came up to me in the parking lot at work the other day and offered to give me a stage 3 jet kit w/ air filters for a ninja 500 (my bike) ... it should fit even though it's for an '87 because these bikes haven't changed for a LONG time... the kits you can buy now are for an 87-99.
Anyways, I've got a couple of questions:
What can I expect from the kit, performance wise? I've got stock pipes, but the kit says it should give a performance increase even with stock. I've heard that sometimes you lose low-end torque too, but gain HP.
How hard are these things to install? And how much tuning is involved afterwards. I haven't really looked at the instructions yet.
Anything else I need to keep in mind? Problems in the rain? The cold? Anything like that?
Thanks for any advice. It's my first time playing around with my carbs, but I figure the kit was free so I'll give it a shot. I can't mess it up too badly (famous last words I know...)