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Reed damage
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:42:37 PM »
Something that makes me scratch my head in confusion. Maybe someone can shed some light on this issue. I installed a brand new set of reeds in my vforce 3 reed cage in February 2016. I pulled them out about a month ago and they looked terrible. This has been a problem for me since buying my R. In 4 years I have bought 3 sets of reeds. It's very annoying at $60+ each time.
What would cause them to chip and fray in such a short time? I have about 50 hours on each set of reeds. I have a reed spacer that I was thinking about trying

« Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 12:50:11 PM by The norm »
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 01:06:17 PM »
I would think they are contacting the cylinder intake. I would try the spacer and see if it helps.
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 01:39:31 PM »
When Pete did my motor he had me send my reeds and intake he said something about matching them up maybe he clearanced it so that won't happen
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 01:46:43 PM »
I know there is plenty of clearance. Pete hogged out the intake plenty. Also you would think that vforce would have designed their products to fit?
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 01:47:57 PM »
Mine did the exact same thing.
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 01:58:12 PM »
Maybe I should check mine
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 02:11:58 PM »
If you are not you need to run a spacer.

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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 02:25:20 PM »
I wasn't able to run a spacer it pushed my carb into the frame where the shock mounts
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 05:23:52 PM »
If you are not you need to run a spacer.

I just chatted with Pete and he said to try the spacer. It's in and will be tested Sunday. Thanks guys
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 05:59:31 PM »
All this explains why the stock reed cage had metal cage covering the reeds them self
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 12:21:44 AM »
The OEM reed stops were there to keep the stock metal reeds from opening too far & bending. Thats why when changing to boyesen reeds on a stock cage the reed stops get removed because the fiberglass reeds can open farther without damage.
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Re: Reed damage
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 12:28:35 AM »
The OEM reed stops were there to keep the stock metal reeds from opening too far & bending. Thats why when changing to boyesen reeds on a stock cage the reed stops get removed because the fiberglass reeds can open farther without damage.

Makes sense I thought that was to keep reeds from hitting
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