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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 6-22-2013, 9:28 AM Thread Starter
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k&n pods (help!)

recently installed k&n pods (RC-0982) on my '90 model. had the carbs jetted. thing runs like absolute $h!t now. severe hesitation when given sudden throttle. almost like a "dead spot". serious "miss" when run at 6K rpm.

has anyone else installed these? if so, did you experience similar issues?

any suggestions? advice?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 6-22-2013, 10:06 AM
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Re: Re: k&n pods (help!)

this is a very common problem. You have to go back to the stock airbox and jets in order to get good performance from this bike.

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Re: k&n pods (help!)

great.

are there any differences between 1st and 2nd gen airboxes?

does anyone out there wanna buy a slightly used set of k&n pods?

thanks!
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Re: Re: k&n pods (help!)

Nope, either gen works!

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Re: k&n pods (help!)

thanks!

i appreciate your help!
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