So Barons is a good kit? Yes AIS is still on there. The PMS is the stock screw. I've wanted to get one of those knobs just for this purpose. Do you recommend a particular one of those? So basically buy a jet kit / intall it / put it together and test ride. If i dont like the way it runs take it apart and change the main position and try again.
I ordered all three from Barons(AIS kit, Barons jet kit, and the PMS screw). You won't need the drill bit and screw that come with the kit, because your's is already drilled for access to the PMS.
I think the AIS removal on your bike is easier then on my 01 also, but I'm not completely sure. My fittings in the jugs, were press fit, and had to be driven out with a long screw driver and a hammer(sounds worse then it was). I know that on the later bikes, they changed this to covers that simply block the holes. Not sure when that happened.
Buy the kit. Give a thorough run down of just whats on the bike. Type of pipes, Air box(any mods like extra holes, brand of free flowing kit etc.), no AIS(when that happens), and then you can get started.
Put a new air filter on the bike, and change the plugs while your at it. Try and remove as many variables as possible. You may even want to buy some starting fluid(ether), and spray some around the intake manifold before removing the carb
, when the bike is running, to make sure you don't have any leaks. If you do, the bikes idle will surge from the ether getting into the system. If there's a leak around the manifold, now's a great time to fix it.
I'm not as versed in this as many, but the advice will probably run along the lines of 170 main, needle in the fourth groove from the top or blunt end(make sure that the stock washers get back on the new needle. From the pointy end, it should be, silver washer, white plastic spacer, clip, washer, spring). Lightly turn the PMS in until it just seats, and back it out about 2.5 turns.
You'll want to do the WOT
test first(Tech Article page) to make sure the main is correct), and then you can began tweaking the clip on the needle, and PMS adjustment(its good for the bike to be idling close to 900 rpm
's, when doing the PMS adjustments).
It's best if its nice and warm outside, and the bike needs to be well warmed up, to get the best adjustments on the PMS.
This will be a great starting place. After that, and even before you start, read as much as you can in the Tech Articles section(Tab at the top of the page) about what your going to do, and how the bike may act.
If you encounter difficulties, post em up on this thread, and people will offer input.
Oh Yeah! I almost forgot always follow Curts, Erbman's, the two Scotts(Texas and the other one) and most any one else's advice before mine.