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k&n pods on a m900s... or others

i was curious if anyone has done this and knows the results.

there was a discussion thread on this but it was inconclusive.

is it posible without losing performance?
 

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Many many people have done this. Try a search:

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php?topic=41510.0

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php/topic,18866.0.html

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php/topic,24529.0.html

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php/topic,8770.0.html


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)
 

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KHM said:
Many many people have done this. Try a search:

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php?topic=41510.0

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php/topic,18866.0.html

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php/topic,24529.0.html

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php/topic,8770.0.html


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)
+1 on that! - Made a huge difference to my jetting as well.........
 

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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.
 

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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.
Whoa there... You've got an extra zero going the in price ranges for a PC III.
 

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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.
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.. ..
i will defineatly take you up on it. i am running rich right now and just removed part of the airbox.

maybe we can have a pod party, where are you located.

i have carbs and staintune low mounts.. my pipes have soot/black deposits on the insides throat... so i am running a bit rich.. going to see it the open box corrects that.. then the pods...
 

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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.
 

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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 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.
 

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your 1996 will respond very differently than a fuel injected bike -- beware. you will need a stage 2 kit, or something eq., and it will be a task getting it to be strong through the entire throttle. read about carb venturi, and you will understand why.
 

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...it will be a task getting it to be strong through the entire throttle. read about carb venturi, and you will understand why.
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.
 

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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?
 

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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, 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 though
 

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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.
 
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