01-14-2008, 08:11 PM
Hello my name is Jim i am new to this forum..
anyway i have a clutched 2000 thundercat with a power breather, 2 degree offset key way and an updated ignition box, otherwise it's stock.
but i am interested in putting v force reeds in
so my question is, does the benefits out weigh the price?
(PS. i also own a 2001 ZRT 600, would it benefit the 600 at all?)
01-15-2008, 05:32 PM
anyone have an answer for this?
01-16-2008, 10:01 AM
For $300 I would keep an eye out for some used pipes. You are probably not really going to notice anything from the reeds, some people will tell you they are snappier, but they also want to feel something for the monaye they spent (me being one of these people :). One more thing is that V-force reeds in my opinion are way weaker than stock ones. If you really want to upgrade reeds, i woudl think about the boysen pedals, I belive they are quite a bit cheaper ( you just need peddles).
01-16-2008, 08:28 PM
A couple of things to consider.
The big AC triples have a reputation for eating V-Force reeds
for lunch. I had to replace the petals on my ZRT800 that I got used with the V-Forces already
in it. Don't know how many miles on the reeds, but they were all cracked up and chipped.
I didn't know I had Boyesens in my 96 T-cat 900 until I put some new V-Force's in.
The Boyesens looked like new when I removed them, and had over 2000 miles on them. I think they were put in when a had the dealer radar-run race prep the sled.
That was in 1998. Replaced them last winter. If I had known they were in there, I
wouldn't have replaced them. Unlike the V-Force, there is no external evidence that Boyesens
I never ran stock reeds so I have little to compare to. But I could not tell any difference between the feel of the Boyesens vs the V-Force.
Past threads I have read here and in other forums have suggested that V-Force reeds are not
a good match for the AC triples, but are beneficial in other applications. I don't want to
bad mouth V-force, and I am running over 650 dollars worth of their products in my sleds, but
I think that the Boyesens might be a better choice.
01-17-2008, 04:40 AM
x2^---For some reason AC trippples seem to respond to Boysens very well, nothing against V-Force at all but every AC Ive had has had Boysens after 1 try with V-Force. BOYSEN, way more bang for LESS bucks! ---- Oh yeah also save even more money by buying just the reeds and using your own cages(only 3 little Phillips screws hold them on), unless your Dyno racing you will never notice the difference except in your wallet. For the last set I bought(zrt800) I paid under 85.00