Is there any performance gain with installing the pods, and not changing the exhaust?
"Brash Bagger" build
-1980 CX500 Custom
-1999 X1 Lightning
-1982 KZ750 LTD
-1984 KZ1000 Police
-1979 XS750 Special
-1981 KZ750 (Brat)
-1974 CB350 F1 (Cafe)
~Grand Forks, ND
I was thinking of changing to the pod filters and rejetting the carbs. I'd like to keep the bike quiet.
1982 GL 500
CX500 Cafe racer build
Hey blog dudes, I have couple questions here. I put pod filters on my cx500 along with an open exhaust and rejetted the stock carbs with 90/130. The bike seems to be running pretty well except when I open the throttle all the way up. It seems I'm actually losing power as the bike will rev really high (almost as if I pulled the clutch in) until I let off the gas a little, then it feels like it 'grabs' again. Could this just be a tuning issue? I read here that the pod filters I have block the atmospheric ports. Could that be the case and could these Kamikaze filters rectify it?
Also, do all 3 filters work for the 54mm intake? How can I tell the differences between them?
Any info is greatly appreciated.
“I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.”
1982 cx500 custom
1968 cb160 (the wife's bike)
Ditch the cv carb buy Murray mikuni kit. Problem solved.
I ride a Murray Machine...you won't catch me.
Almost sounds like your clutch is slipping at a high RPM, might wanna check that out, or maybe it's just a bad deadspot in the carbs. I'm leaving mine all stock until I got enough money saved up to order my Murray Carb Kit.