Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Conyers/McDonough, GA
In the discovery phase I may have mutilated one reed valve. I was going to make a cap out of 1/4" plate aluminum. Somewhere along I said screw it and went to version 2. Tapped a few threads, set screw and RTV. The ID tapers to a smaller diameter.
You can try the nearest snug fitting bolt without taking the covers off. Apply RTV then put the bolt in. Air pulsed into exhaust port, reed prevents exhaust back flow. There is about a 3/8" hole from reed area to the exhaust port.
Leaving the reed in the easiest way to go.
The flat reed caps come in 2 versions, with a small blind hole for the reed screw and the the other version does not have the hole and you remove the reed.
2005 1300c Red, Mustang seat, HK 2.5 straights. Leds for safety-front & back. 194,184 VTX miles
Last edited by Hans&Feet; 09-29-2019 at 06:31 PM.