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Hey guys dont mean to ... but are they worth it or not? ive got my sled torn apart and if its worth it i might as well get em, but id rather not waste my money if they are not.

any jetting requirements with reeds?
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if your motor is stock i would leave the stock cages in it,you wont notice much of a difference in them until you get into the porting of the motor,if i were to buy reeds myself i would go with boysen reeds.spend your money on a good pipe and w-pipe or timing key.or clutching
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i just bought the boyesen reeds. they are replacement reeds for the stock cages. pretty affordable at $88 or so. the only reason i put the boyesens in was because the stock ones were chipped in several places. as far as performance gains, i'm not sure yet, as i haven't been out riding yet this year.

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For some reason there have been claims that the reeds can help the 03's for whatever reason, I can't imagine.... But I have heard that on the laydown engines they don't do much to a stock engine. Might be a little gain, & the rest is placebo effect?

One thing they will do, is make you crack the throttle on warm engine restarts.

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if your motor is stock i would leave the stock cages in it,you wont notice much of a difference in them until you get into the porting of the motor,if i were to buy reeds myself i would go with boysen reeds.spend your money on a good pipe and w-pipe or timing key.or clutching
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if you did everything else first, then I could see adding Reeds. If you need them anyway like F7SP43 That might be an good time as well.

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how do you know if stock reeds are bad?
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i put reed in mine first it helps better throttle responce but if your putting the money out better to spend it in a clutch kit i like vforce if you can get them cheap what the hell it does help and if you do more mods latter it will help more.
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how do you know if stock reeds are bad?
a few of them had the corners chipped off on mine. normal wear and tear after 2400 miles in my case

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Awsome thanks for the input guys. i currently got a DD clutch kit and bought a bikeman pipe. but i want to see how my plugs look to see if i need to jet up or down. if theyre good i will go about the Y-pipe and possibly timming and reeds, and i guess reeds last resort.
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Awsome thanks for the input guys. i currently got a DD clutch kit and bought a bikeman pipe. but i want to see how my plugs look to see if i need to jet up or down. if theyre good i will go about the Y-pipe and possibly timming and reeds, and i guess reeds last resort.
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i put in the reeds. and i felt it helped throttle response. the only thing is, i had to turn down my oil pump after installing, hesitant acting. i wanted to do the cheap way out ( was going to buy a clutching kit for 500) but if i were to do it over again i would deffinatly buy the clutch kit over reeds any day.

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