I'm swapping to pods from the stock air box. Do I put a filter on this hose from the head or plug it off? There's two hoses from the head, one line going to the carbs and the other used to go to the airbox.
If I get a chance I'll ask my brother what exactly he did as he removed that whole setup, added a crank case breather filter below the carbs, and I think left the valve cover vents open, or he had them welded shut, can't recall exactly.
And putting a filter on the hose where it used to connect to the airbox is just fine.
Waiting on some new pod filters. I ordered the wrong size they should be here by the 4th. I have the crankcase breather vent under the carbs with a filter on it now. As for the hose that came from the head the valves or what have you. I just Stretched pantyhose over the end of it where it went to the airbox and held it on with some rubber bands...
Would it be dangerous or anything to fabricate some type of filter on top of the carbs for now just so I can crank the bike up? I'm not driving anywhere. I would just like to check for leaks and things like that get the oil hot one time at idle..
My brother was over the other day and I asked what he did with the valve cover ventilation stuff that is related to the emissions system and he said he just took it all off and left it off when he was running pod filters.
That hose draws air to the reed valves for the exhaust air injection system. Emissions stuff, pulls fresh air into the exhaust to help any unburned fuel light off before it goes out the tailpipe. Normally there's virtually no unburned fuel, but when you add slip ons/pod filters, there is and you get a lot of decel popping from this fuel igniting inside the exhaust. The easy fix was to pull the hose off the airbox, stuff a wire nut in there, and slip it back on. Block off plates are available to actually eliminate the system, but plugging the air draw does exactly the same thing.
Putting pods on a carbed 600 will require rejetting or it's going to run like ass.
I used duct tape to restrict on the pods... Seems pretty close to stock. Do I just need to plug this hose coming from the heads? Or can I? Will I get any benefit as in power? Right now I have panty hose on the line from the heads and rubber bands holding it on...
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