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    Ultra 150 Aftermarket Reeds

    Will be installing freshly rebuilt 😄 motor this week and due to the piston coming apart I now get to replace two sets of reeds. So my question is do I just buy O.E.M replacement or go aftermarket? Wasn't sure if there was really anything to gain by going to Boyeson or something similar... Could I expect any gains in HP or throttle response? Anyone running performance reeds that noticed a positive difference? And yes I will be replacing all reeds, no just the damaged ones. Any advice would be appreciated.


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    Yep, had them on the STX-R and was a noticeable difference in throttle respond and mid range. Unfortunately they don't last long in the 1200. Mine broke in less than 10 hours so I went back to stock. These were on stock carbs with a stock setup.

    Cheers, Mal.

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    I used the Boyesen - Dual Stage - Power Reeds.

    Reference:

    http://ultra150.yuku.com/topic/3949/...s#.UeZY4dI3uz4

    I noticed absolutely no "downsize" to this "upgrade" - yet also noticed no "substantial" improvement in throttle response or overall performance.

    Rumor has it is that the Delta V-Force Reeds are the best for the 1200cc Kawasaki 2-Stroke Engine - yet they come at a STEEP price (~ $350 usd/set).

    Reference:

    http://www.mototassinari.com/vf3

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-Jet...808483&vxp=mtr

    Good Luck !!!

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    Yep, mine were V-Force 3 from memory. The problem is suspected to be that they are too close to the crank and if moved back with a spacer they might last longer??

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    If you are racing and wanting that last little bit out of your motor, then go with the aftermarket reeds of your choice.
    If you want dependability and reliability along with long wear, then go with the OEM.

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    Thanks for the advice guys... This is not a race ski, just my rec rider....... So after hearing all this I may just stick with the stock reeds.... For the $350 bucks for the V force I think I'll just look at Solas 16/20 ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnelson View Post
    Thanks for the advice guys... This is not a race ski, just my rec rider....... So after hearing all this I may just stick with the stock reeds.... For the $350 bucks for the V force I think I'll just look at Solas 16/20 ��
    Good idea, the stock reeds last well past 150 hrs, so one less thing to worry about. I run a Group K BB 1350 kit and never has a problem with the stock reeds.

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