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    Reed Install Photos or Instructions?

    I have searched and searched and can't seem to locate any kind of install procedure for reeds on the 1300 engine. I've looked at the service manual so I have an idea of what its going to involve, I just wanted a better "how to" before my VF3 reeds get here.


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    Who did you get them from?

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    Who did you get them from?
    Riva

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    I wasnt aware Riva was selling VF-3s

    Anyway, one would hope the reeds come with installation instructions but its not that bad. Just pay attention to the order that things come apart. I have some pics on the home PC if ya need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO
    I wasnt aware Riva was selling VF-3s

    Anyway, one would hope the reeds come with installation instructions but its not that bad. Just pay attention to the order that things come apart. I have some pics on the home PC if ya need.
    Well they aren’t selling them to me anymore...

    I just called to verify everything I needed for the install would be with them. It took them almost 20 mins to find my order, meanwhile I had 2 sales people telling me they don't even make the VF3's for my boat. I finally got the original salesman on the phone and he informed me that he talked with one of their techs and the tech's informed him that the factory reeds are far better then the VF3's.

    I don't have any idea what the truth is but something told me to just go ahead and cancel the order.

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    The difference is NIGHT AND DAY!

    if RIVA told you VF-3 and stock are the same, then RIVA is STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I don't have any idea what the truth is but something told me to just go ahead and cancel the order.
    Good move. The Moto Tassanari VF-3 reeds were developed/adapted by Fercho and sold only by Fercho and Carl @ Island Racing. Fercho will be back in town today. If ya want some I will tell him to call ya

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    I finally got the original salesman on the phone and he informed me that he talked with one of their techs and the tech's informed him that the factory reeds are far better then the VF3's.

    I don't have any idea what the truth is but something told me to just go ahead and cancel the order.[/quote]

    Super, a very wise young man on this forum told me the same exact thing about the stock reeds.
    I will not mention any names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy1300
    The difference is NIGHT AND DAY!

    if RIVA told you VF-3 and stock are the same, then RIVA is STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The exact words were " They haven't found anything better then the stock reeds on the EFI boats"


    Next question...
    • Where would be the best place to buy the VF-3's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO
    Good move. The Moto Tassanari VF-3 reeds were developed/adapted by Fercho and sold only by Fercho and Carl @ Island Racing. Fercho will be back in town today. If ya want some I will tell him to call ya

    That would be great!

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