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    Any V Force Reed Failures?

    I am curious how both the IIs and IIIs are holding up.

    I know they are all supposed to last forever, but I'd thought I'd ask just to see. I hate having to remove the pipe and carbs to replace broken reeds.

    So can anybody that has had a reed fail please let me know how it failed, which reed it was (II or III) and which specific petal failed (inside or outside).

    I'd actually prefer you use a PM or e-mail to contact me, this way we won't start a pi$$ing match on here.

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    thanks, Philip


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    PM sent

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    people should post there history with them on the tread... facts are facts.. even the best of quality things have failure...

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    I'll be pulling mine shortly for check after Carl and WFO telling me to pull the stuffers out due to failures.
    When I had them out this winter after 20 hours use all looked good.

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    does pulling the stuffers reduce performance? are you talking 2 or 3's

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    Quote Originally Posted by r33pwrd View Post
    does pulling the stuffers reduce performance? are you talking 2 or 3's

    VF3s here

    Pulling the stuffers does not reduce performance. Some people run them and some don't. I don't run them because of the problems people have had with them breaking. I run reeds and spacer from Fercho and thats it.

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    phil,
    I know this is old news for you, but I'll regurgetate it any way. My fercho VF3 reed system was MILES better than stock. I was running 8000rpms, on an endurance machine, and could cook a set of stock reeds (burnt edges, cracks, and burnt cages) within 10 hours. The WORST I saw on the VF3 reeds after about 20 hours(can't remember hours???) was some mild cracking around the outer edges. I found that it was MIGHTY important to run gaskets around both sides of the adaptor or risk siezure.

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    http://www.hydrotoys.com/gpr/tuners/...s/DSC_4410.jpg

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    i have a 102 wide open hours on my VFIII from DA MAIN MAN FERCHO.i will be pulling the cages on Friday and will post pics of what they look like i know of a couple skis with 300+ hrs with these and not a prob one.......

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    I only sell 80+ hours reed cages with dual gaskets.

    So far so good we had great feedback, a couple of people with broken cages, one was not my client and the other one had a piston blowing to pieces that took the cage out.

    I have only sold 5 sets of VF3 replacement petals, three of those this past week. I am very impressed with the durability. The V-F3 are a much better design that the VF2.

    I dont think that we will start a pissing match here. I think that large majority are satisfied with them and those who had them both including Tim Judge can clearly say which of the 2 sets is a better overall performer.

    To those replaceing petals or removing the cages for inspection using EFI or stock carbs remove the stuffers unless you are running one of them old Riva Manifolds for SBN style carbs or one of the carb intake manifolds that I have. Grinding the stuffers at 3 & 6 oclock to clear the oval plate opening makes this sides too thin which have warped for some people. Moto Tassinari will not have a better replacement stuffer for us.

    Thanks

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    I only sell 80+ hours reed cages with dual gaskets.
    Eventually you did.

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