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Intersting Read on Pod Kits   Technical-Bikes

Started Sep-14 by 4Strokes; 544 views.
4Strokes

From: 4Strokes

Sep-14

I have no experience with pod filter setups, but I found this interesting because it contradicts pretty much everything I have read so far.

https://www.pacificcoaststar.com/pcs/v-star-1100-pod-filter-faqs.htm

JMK1000

From: JMK1000

Sep-14

I LOVE IT!

Sick Mick* (quick_mick)
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That's because it's bogus information....proven wrong by the thousands that now have pods on their bikes. I wouldn't buy anything from those guys or believe anything they say.....they burned me twice.

Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Sep-15

They are so off base. The "absurd" 150 main jet is needed due to the increase of air flow. More air needs more fuel which equals more HP. Those guys at PCS are clowns!

gradie55

From: gradie55

Sep-15

I personally think it's because he missed the wagon when pod kits were selling off the wall, he was caught sleeping ... so discredit it was his only action to try and stay alive.. and some bought it and some didn't. I know he's 100% wrong .. 

steve (HERRICK123)

From: steve (HERRICK123)

Sep-15

This is so true for me.I put pods on my 05 1100 and no matter what I tried in the last year and a half can not stop the miss backfire from poor gas mixture ! the bottom 1/8 and 1/4 suck. like the slides don't open fast enough on the low end. The only thing I have not tried is to cut the springs. I think I will go back to the stock box for a better low end where I need it the most!  36 years as a master Toyota mechanic.

Sick Mick* (quick_mick)
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Never an issue with mine.....pulls hard on the low end. Pulls hard on the upper end. Pulls hard in the middle. Stock cams. 150 mains, 17.5 pilots, Tims PMS at .75 turns.

If you're looking for immediate "snap" from zero to full throttle.....the stock Mikuni's aren't the way to go. Keihan flat slides will give you that.....but take away some other things....like a choke and quite a lot of cash.

steve (HERRICK123)

From: steve (HERRICK123)

Sep-15

I have the same setup, tied different pilots air jet 17.5,20.0,22.0  no help runs like crap first 1/8 throttle.  , stock PMS  AT 2.5. TRIED DIFFERENT AIR FILTERS USING 600 K&N.

Will try clean pilot passages in carb this week if that is not it. then going back to the airbox with pods inside.I check the valves,TPS they were good.it missing, backfires, jerks, hard to drive on Mountain roads. 

I have been trying to fix this for over a year and can't find the problem. reading all things in books and websites. No one knows the fix. if not clogged passage then is the pod set up. all looks good. 

All this started when I removed the airbox and put on pods.I think causing the carb to not get the vacuum to the slides At least that what it feel like . 

I want a good low end. because we use that a lot more than top end. I don't go over 100 mph that often

If anyone know the fix  or were the problem may be. I am all ears! I think it had to be in the polits area?

steve (HERRICK123)

From: steve (HERRICK123)

Sep-15

No, Mick, I am talking about taking off from a stop or rolling on the throttle on mountain roads. You go around a slow turn at idle, then give 1/8 throttle and it will punk, jerk, I have to pull in the clutch, rev it, and slip the clutch to get it to go. that's how bad it is. Almost undriveable unless you know how to get around it by doing the above.

steve (HERRICK123)

From: steve (HERRICK123)

Sep-15

I wish I knew what makes the slides open in the carbs because I think that is my problem. and the only thing I can think of is not enough vacuum because of no restriction of air in the airbox. these slides are controlled by a vacuum to make them open.

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