Does anyone have any info on whether reeds are worth putting on without any other modifications? (i.e. clutch work, pipes, etc.) I know they are easy to install but I want to make sure that it makes a difference.
I disagree, reeds are one of the best investments especially v-force. You may only pick up a few ponies but it increases throttle response and torque at the low end drastically. Have them in my 98 zr 600, 02 zr 800, and 96 zrt 600. Actually when I put them in my zrt it broke the motor mount with the extra power. Granted they were defective mounts but the reeds are a definate investment.
Reeds do help a little, but are not worth the investment if that is all you are going to do. As for better throttle responce and better bottom end, you will not notice enough to make it worth the money. Go with Clutching and Studs first. IMO!!!!
wow, those are definitely different opinions...Catrules & mtrsprts, do you guys have V-force reeds? If not, do you think the brand could make a difference? btw, I do allready have 144 studs but engine stuff is next.
As far as clutch kits go, does this increase the chance of malfunction...the last thing I want is to have to mess with the clutch on the trail.
Ask the Polaris engineers. They are putting case reeds on just about all their engines now I think. I'm no rocket rider so I didn't mind the older type setup but with most snogo rigs now being geared toward the speed/sport market that seems to be one of the things they've done to feed that market. There must be a reason.
Put the reeds on, I've ran Delta Reeds on stock T-Cats, modified T-Cats, and ZRT 800's. There a good building block for future mods.
Malfunction on clutch kits?? I'm not sure what you meant by that, but I have logged thousnads of miles on clutch kits, D&D and Cutlers. I perfer Cutlers because they do better testing at higher elevations.
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