+1 on that! - Made a huge difference to my jetting as well.........KHM said:Many many people have done this. Try a search:
I have done this on my 98 M900s and like it. I don't think you will notice a huge difference in power between a tuned bike with an airbox and a tuned bike with pods. Maybe one or two hp. Maybe a bit more. Nothing you'd really notice on the street. There are two big reasons I did this mod:
1.) I love the throaty intake "honk" that is magnified upon removal of the airbox
2.) It really cleans up the bike under the tank and makes it prettier to look at (IMO) and easier to work on (esp carbs)
Whoa there... You've got an extra zero going the in price ranges for a PC III.KHM said:Carbed bikes are easier to tune yourself (IMO) as you can just buy a jet kit ($60-90) whereas with a EFI bike you'll have to buy a PCIII ($1500-3000???) and then take it to the dealer to have it mapped.
same reasons, but mainly the clean look.. i already get enough power out of it for street use and canyons.... on the freeway, well i rarely go above 90 on it.. ..KHM said:Yeah, I forgot to mention that you will need to do some other modification to the A/F mixture if you go with pods. The ease/cost of this will depend if you have a EFI or carbed 900. Carbed bikes are easier to tune yourself (IMO) as you can just buy a jet kit ($60-90) whereas with a EFI bike you'll have to buy a PCIII ($1500-3000???) and then take it to the dealer to have it mapped.
At any rate, if you have a carbed bike, I'd be glad to help you tune your carbs. PM me if needed.
I'm sorry you had to visit Pikeville. There's really nothing there except confederate flags, big rusty trucks, and mullets. But if you're ever a bit farther west, near Lexington, theres much more to do.Speedomax said:Hey KHM where do live in KY, I've been down there for work alot lately around Pikeville, Prestonsburg area. Can't find anything to do after work, know of any cool bars?
I have pods on my 02 620 with pciii, love the sound and no problems with the power commander, I have downloaded maps for pods, and Leo Vince exhaust.
I'm not sure where this is coming from. For me it is a pretty simple matter. First setting the float height, which is a purely mechanical chore. No a/f mixture interpretation here. Just a strict setting. After this, it is a matter of analyzing the a/f ratio via whichever method you chose (I like plug checks and intuition) and adjusting properly. First, by determining if the bike is rich or lean at full throttle, you can figure out which main jet to go with. Next, you can determine your needle height by leaning/richening the middle range. Pilot jet sizing is somewhat debatable, but I'd just stick with the standard that comes with the jet kit. Also, keep in mind that the emulsion tubes don't last that long and that they should ALWAYS be replaced before trying to tune the carbs if they have more than 4k miles. With all of this, it is really not that hard.chrisb said:...it will be a task getting it to be strong through the entire throttle. read about carb venturi, and you will understand why.
yeah, I haven't had issues with regular rain, but sheeting torential downpours and sideways rain makes my bike cough and bump along, never has died in that kind of rain thoughJ_C said:What about pod filters an rain/water. I get stuck in some pretty good down pours here in FLA during the summer. Have any of you that have done this mod had any problems with water getting to the carbs?
Yeah, the only times I've ever noticed anything is in extreme downpours. It gives similar symptoms of running very rich, coughing and sputtering, like hiero said. Maybe b/c wet filters allow less air in. But I've never had serious issues with it. This has been discussed before... try a search for more opinions.J_C said:What about pod filters an rain/water. I get stuck in some pretty good down pours here in FLA during the summer. Have any of you that have done this mod had any problems with water getting to the carbs?