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    Question about reeds

    I have an 01 virage 700. It still has the original reeds in it. Do reeds wear out without breaking. Could mine look good and be bad. What are the symptoms of bad reeds

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    Greg


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    Are all the reeds closed tight, no gaps or tears?

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    Basically the reeds seal up when the engine is in a positive pressure state, and open up when its on vaccum state. If they are not sealing properly or worn out, you will lose performance from the engine.
    If you are concerned about them, I would suggest replacing them. They are relatively cheap, and very easy to change.

    Hmm now I'm wondering whats avail for the 1200 FI....

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    I pulled mine out and they physically look fine, but I am having some running issues and if I watch down through the carb it looks like it is trying to blow back before it takes off and clears up. It looks to me like the reeds aren't sealing. It will run up to about 4000rpm then hold there but if you bump the choke it will take off until you let off the throttle again

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    $80 will get you a new set of decent reeds...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/POLAR...Q5fAccessories

    The Virage 700 is the same engine as the SLTH fyi.

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