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    I've been looking into pod filters to clean up the look of my GL but just wanted to hear from guys who are running them if they have been able to tune their carbs to a near stock running condition.



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    The boys over at the Honda CB750 Custom forum have a "stickly" on this very subject. Your mileage may vary.





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    The stock air box is what you need to run with the CV carbs your bike came with Shocked



    If you insist on putting pod filters on CV carbs, you can expect poor performance, lower fuel mileage, and a bike that runs like shit in general.



    You need to buy a set of real carbs (CR, FCR, Mikuni) to be able to use pod filters.



    This is the end of this subject, now put your stock air box back on, and let your CV carbs work the way they were designed to do.



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    Where there is a will there is a way. It may not be easy but it can be done. There's more than enough people on the boards running them. How much different than stock those bikes run I can't say.



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    I think part of the problem with pods is people likely run WAY too big of a filter, and you may need a little more length between the pod and carb.

    This is all just hypothesizing though, so take it for what it's worth. This winter I will be converting to pods and will have more facts then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeT307 View Post
    Where there is a will there is a way. It may not be easy but it can be done. There's more than enough people on the boards running them. How much different than stock those bikes run I can't say.



    If you look for negative things with anything you are going to find them.




    Yup ! Exactly..... And I have six of these Keihin Piston Slide carbs ... They work fantastic. !













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    I'll bet in person that sounds awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeT307 View Post
    I'll bet in person that sounds awesome!


    Here is a CBX 1000 making a low flyby and it sounds great!



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    I have pods on gl and it works great. I have great pickup throughout the whole throttle, and it really huals 5000 and above. I have straight headers with the jetting at 90/130. Running a bit rich but no big deal. It really cleans up the bike getting rid of the air box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by need4steed View Post
    I have pods on gl and it works great. I have great pickup throughout the whole throttle, and it really huals 5000 and above. I have straight headers with the jetting at 90/130. Running a bit rich but no big deal. It really cleans up the bike getting rid of the air box.


    How does it sound with the straight headers? I was looking at making my own H-Pipe then some little internal pipe baffles. Thanks for confirming that they run fine with pods!



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    Steve F (member on the boards) has a cafe that he has pods and a custom h-box on but I don't think he has internal baffles in h-box but I'm not 100% sure on that.
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