I am getting a set of the new v-force 3 reeds and have been looking at the reed block spacers. I thought about getting them in the past with my other sled, but never ended up trying them. What is your guys opinion of the block spacers, good or bad?
, well was thinkin about reed block spacers also along with the v-force reeds i already have, i started askin around about them from some of the local prefornce shops, and was told that i would'nt notice hardly any gains with them, being that my engine is bone stock, but if i had some trail porting pipes engine mods. etc... then i would most likely notice the spacers, so i nixed that idea,and opted for some clutch work instead....
I put about 1000 miles on the first year with just vforce2s and some clutching. Last year I ran BM reed block spacers. I thought they made it a little snappier on the bottom end but that was about it. I've heard they make more of a difference on larder displacement engines. The one problem I do have with them is they move the carbs back about a 1/4 inch which was enough to make my airbox not fit very well.
My dealer had a bad batch about a year and half ago. He had four set break so the company had him return them and sent him new ones. I have put about 1600 miles on mine and have a couple friends with 3000+ miles on them. Just my experience.
I tested V-force reeds on a dyno-jet track dyno and it did increase the HP. Now for the reed spacers. Dont use them, I tried several different spacers.(thickness) and the sled actually lost HP. The test sled was a 02 ZR 800. With the reed spacers in it had less HP than stock. 4 HP increase with V-force.The Reed cages on the 800 are the same size as the 900, So I would imagine you would get the same results. As for the reed petals breaking on the v-force, yeah moto Tassinari did have problems with the early v-force with petals breaking, Since then with the Delta 2's & 3's I Dont hear of them breaking. I know a guy that had an early set of v-force in his 97Mach I The center cylinder had broken reed petals last winter, Now these reeds have been in his sled for over 4 years, He called up Moto Tassinari and told them the petals were broke and they Replaced All three sets of petals with the improved Delta 2's For FREE. I had read on the internet that they had done that for someone before, So I told him Go ahead and call them, what do you have to lose. Its a good thing he did. I wonder how many other customers they have done that for?? I also wonder how many other companies would have done something like that for free?? They didnt even question him. Just said send them to us and we will replace em. I use the reeds. I have seen the dyno print out. And you can feel the snappier throttle response immediately. I think they are a great improvement for the $$$$ Thats my .02
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