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Old 11-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Checking Reeds

I'm hoping to be pulling my carbs off my 01 sxr 600 sometime within the next few weeks when I find time to leave campus. I figured since I'm there I should check our my Reeds. So what am I looking for?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i check reed valves by removing carbs
then removing plugs. light up a smoke
and blow smoke in plug hole. if it comes
out the reeds they need replacement.
learned this from a skidoo tech that
i hang around with. sounds weird, but works!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm.. does that mean all ski doo guys smoke??

Only way I smoke is if someone sets me on fire

Good tip, though. Does piston location make a difference? I can't imagine too much smoke getting in with the piston at TDC...
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm.. does that mean all ski doo guys smoke??

Only way I smoke is if someone sets me on fire

Good tip, though. Does piston location make a difference? I can't imagine too much smoke getting in with the piston at TDC...
haha. ill set u on fire if you ask real nice??
sorry, forgot to mention that the piston
should be at bottom dead center.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm.. does that mean all ski doo guys smoke??

Only way I smoke is if someone sets me on fire

Good tip, though. Does piston location make a difference? I can't imagine too much smoke getting in with the piston at TDC...
lol thats because Arctic Cats smoke enough that their riders dont have to light up, and polaris riders are just too sensible.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I'll have to try that when I get home. Is there anything else I should check as long as I'm in the area?
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i check reed valves by removing carbs
then removing plugs. light up a smoke
and blow smoke in plug hole. if it comes
out the reeds they need replacement.
learned this from a skidoo tech that
i hang around with. sounds weird, but works!!
interesting trick, may have to try that. if you dont inhale your not really smoking, right?

i usually just check to make sure they are sealing flat at the tips, look for chips or crack or any other deformities.

from here on out i am going to smoke my reeds.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i check reed valves by removing carbs
then removing plugs. light up a smoke
and blow smoke in plug hole. if it comes
out the reeds they need replacement.
learned this from a skidoo tech that
i hang around with. sounds weird, but works!!
only you renegade lol. but I might actually have to try this

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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im telling u guys it works!!
and if u dont inhale ur fine, just ask Clinton!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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LOLOLOL

That was funny right there
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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from here on out i am going to smoke my reeds.
Only until it is made illegal!!
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I think I could become a reed dealer then. Distributing high quality reeds to all the reed smokers. How could we relate this to Cheech and Chong?
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i bet soon you cant smoke in your car. too much
litter on highways. or sumthing like that??
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Something about you cant tune a piano but you can tuna fish??? i've had smoked fish!
Hey Gade you ever smoke fish???? LOL!!!!
Well I just hold mine up to a light! If you see light try flipping them over!
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It's tune a piano, but not tuna fish.

Was it regular or menthol?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Something about you cant tune a piano but you can tuna fish??? i've had smoked fish!
Hey Gade you ever smoke fish???? LOL!!!!
Well I just hold mine up to a light! If you see light try flipping them over!
well iv'e smoked fish with kccats and scotty. lol

and it was a regular not menthal.
those make exhaust valves stick. jk.
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for those who would rather not smoke their reeds, heres a good read (pun intended):

boyesen.com/news.php?category=Product_News.
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for those who would rather not smoke their reeds, heres a good read (pun intended):
wow that was terrible.
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Us Computor challenged couldn't get link to work?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:52 AM   #20 (permalink)
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try this then,
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