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Clyde the ape
I was thinking of chucking my stock air box, and getting pod filters??  Have seen strong arguments against it.  Would like some of your opinions, which is better...

Thanks in advance everyone
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I would only use pods if I was customizing a bike. Foe a daily rider they are a real pain. Especially on a DOHC.
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I have pods on my SOHC.I DID have to rejet the carbs,which was something I HAD to do with the new exhaust anyways.The price of jets varies online,i got mine local for $80.That $80 worth of jets was two different sizes of mains and one set of low speed jets.I got lucky and got my tune right the first time,so no more had to be bought.I have ridden over 1,700 miles in the past couple months and the only problem i have had is wind.Going down the highway at 60-70 mph is not a problem.But if a strong side-draft hits you it kills the bike.I was going about 55-60 on a particular stretch of road one day when a big gust of wind hit me and it was all i could do to maintain 45 mph.I pulled the choke closed a little bit and it was all good,as soon as the wind passed i put the choke back open and all was fine.The wind issue is only noticable at highway speeds where the bike is somewhat revved up and trying to maintain at particular speed.If you just putting thru the mountains,say35-45 mph,where you are not really on it very hard ,just cruising,then the wind has not affected me.I have seen much stronger winds at low speed with no problems then that one day where it really affected me.Pods are not absolutely terrible,but i may reinstall my stock airbox someday to see if the gains warrant the occasional wind issue.
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I prefer the airbox, it provides a smoother flow of air, protection from rain, and more uniform air supplied to all carbs.
If you DO go to pods, get good ones. Get K&N, do not get the cheap emgo crap. I prefer the airbox with a K&N, thats what I got now and it works great.
As shiny said, side drafts are an issue with pods. You must also support the backs of the carbs but that is just a simple wire.
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Good info Guys ,
 Hey ShinyRibs Let us Know how it works out ,with stock box and reg.filter and IF you get A K-N also
That's all I'll be  doing .
  But the test your pods will let me know

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Hmm.Supporting the carbs is something i never considered.I'll have to get on that.Thanks for the heads up
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I have never seen any one support the carbs while using pods.
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Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-K X 2
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Maybe I'll relocate the factory throttle return spring to support the carbs...I think that spring should be good for about...what do you think...682 pounds? Yeah,thats about right
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dahanna
What about the crankcase breather tubes? Anybody have suggestions for those unsightly hoses danglin around down there.
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You need to have that but you can put a little k&n filter on there that spiffs it up some.
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