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    symptoms of bad reeds?

    just like the title says, what would be the symptoms of bad reeds? trying to nail down a problem with a friends ski


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    In my experience...
    The ski will run poorly, maybe act like the carbs need to be rebuilt. My motor was hard to idle, loaded up way more than normal at low speeds, stalled when you let off the gas, fouled plugs under heavier loads...

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    popping through carbs

    reduced performance

    studdering idle

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    In all honesty, the only way to know if you have bad reed is to pull the carb manifold off and check. I would never have known my reeds were bad if I wasn't pulling the carbs to rebuild them, had no idea.

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    just like the title says, what would be the symptoms of bad reeds? trying to nail down a problem with a friends ski

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    low comp

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    What makes you think you have a reed problem ?

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    pull them out and check. my gpr ran fine, other than down a little performance wise with slightly damaged reeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbtd View Post
    What makes you think you have a reed problem ?
    its been popping when running about half throttle, top end seems to be a little low not much just a couple mph, and it hesitates when gunned from idle. also after sitting seems like its having some oil/gas creep into the engine causing excessive smoke and occasional backfire. its a 1300r btw

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