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I'm planning to do the valves next week and was wondering what the advantages or disadvantages are of removing the pair valve.Not planning to change anything on the motor or to the exhaust. If I remove them where do I get the blocking plates .Some have said when you remove them its easier to get to the valves .Ok/ but does it affect how it runs or performs.Thanks for your input.
 

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I think mine runs better without it. I know that they say there are no gains by removing it but I just feel like it runs better. I am still stock pipes and airbox. The reason I did it was when I go in the mountains at around 5500 to 6000 ft elevation everytime I would let off the throttle I would get "pop-pop-pop" even stock. I just got back from Colorado and was at the Continiental divide, elevation 11312 ft. No popping at all. I got my plates from Biglry and Bone. They are on the California board I think. Just as a side note, on my trip to Colorado we did 4235 miles in 8 days, the 1300 is a great bike. Mine never missed a lick.
 

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The Pair assembly is only an anti-smog device. It injects fresh air into the exhaust ports to help burn off unspent gasses. By removing the assembly you will only really be cleaning up the top of the motor and ensuring that no condensation will build up inside the system if it was capped or plugged by installing an aftermarket air box. When swapping exhaust pipes, removing the pair system will help reduce or eliminate the decell pop we read so much about. No performance gains, fuel mileage increase, just better sounds/deeper note from the exhaust. Find instructions on removing that on www.bareasschoppers.com/desmog
 

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Gibi said:
I'm planning to do the valves next week and was wondering what the advantages or disadvantages are of removing the pair valve.Not planning to change anything on the motor or to the exhaust. If I remove them where do I get the blocking plates .Some have said when you remove them its easier to get to the valves .Ok/ but does it affect how it runs or performs.Thanks for your input.

I did the Pair valve today and used an old computer case to make the blocking plates.
 

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I got the German Pete's block off plates from honda direct.Here's the part #Part #: GPC-599
 

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I just plugged the rubber hoses coming off the existing covers with a leftover Bolt that was slightly larger than the ID of the tubing and secured it with a hose clamp. Bam. Job done and not plates required. Now that's pretty C.R.A.P.py 8)
 
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