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> Reeds for MY03 800 XC SP, Who makes the best & how often to change?
2003800xcsp
post Oct 20 2009, 07:42 PM
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Just finished doing a few upgrades and was wondering what is the
service life of stock reeds? Should these be replaced after a certain
number of miles or years?

recently (this summer) upgraded to
SLP single pipe and Y pipe, stock silencer
SLP air horn kit, including 2 flowrites by tach and speedo
SLP recommended clutch springs
MTX weight kit (68 + 3g outer hole)
Re-jet carb to 500 mains, and adjusted clip
SLP power shift helix

thanks for any info on reeds, also any manufacturer better than the others?

2003 800 xc sp 3800 miles



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post Oct 21 2009, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE(2003800xcsp @ Oct 20 2009, 07:42 PM) *
Just finished doing a few upgrades and was wondering what is the
service life of stock reeds? Should these be replaced after a certain
number of miles or years?

recently (this summer) upgraded to
SLP single pipe and Y pipe, stock silencer
SLP air horn kit, including 2 flowrites by tach and speedo
SLP recommended clutch springs
MTX weight kit (68 + 3g outer hole)
Re-jet carb to 500 mains, and adjusted clip
SLP power shift helix

thanks for any info on reeds, also any manufacturer better than the others?

2003 800 xc sp 3800 miles

Your reeds should be fine. I assume you look at them at the start of every season. Unless you are looking for more hp and you have extra cash you want to spend, v-force reeds I think give you the most gain. But for the price you will have to decide wether or not too.


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post Oct 21 2009, 05:34 PM
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I would say v-force but for the gain they might give you its most likely not worth it. I would just save my money for a new crank.


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post Oct 28 2009, 06:22 AM
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QUOTE(cbutch @ Oct 21 2009, 06:34 PM) *
I would say v-force but for the gain they might give you its most likely not worth it. I would just save my money for a new crank.



Lol. How often are people blowing the 800 cranks? My sled seems to be running
just fine with 3800 miles. Although it did drop an exhaust valve into the bore.
Dealer replaced both valves, cylinder, both pistons and rings. Magneto did take
a crap, but that too was under warranty.
What if any are the signs that your crank is about to detonate?
Vibration at idle? (had that since new, its an 800)


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post Oct 28 2009, 02:07 PM
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The only way I guess you could tell from what I understand is to have a crank runoff every year to see if its still in spec. Thats what I would have done at the begining of the season some cranks are good some tend to go in the first 800 miles it all depends.


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post Dec 6 2009, 02:05 AM
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V Force are the best, Boyesen are your cheapest mod with stock cages and improve throttle response. Loctite the screws in. Good insurance.....

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post Dec 7 2009, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE(cbutch @ Oct 21 2009, 05:34 PM) *
I would say v-force but for the gain they might give you its most likely not worth it. I would just save my money for a new crank.

My vote is for V-Force 3 reeds. They are a bit spendy but the improvement on throttle response is great. It would be a good compliment to your current mods.


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