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    Pair Valve removal??

    I hear talk about the pair valve is it something that can easily be taken off and what benefits is there doing so?? Thanks

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    First off - it gets a bunch of junk out of your way making other maintenance items (valve adjustment and such) much easier. Other benefits - it helps eliminate "popping" in the aftermarket pipes that you may install or have installed (you will need to richen up your carb mixture a bit), particularly when coupled with the SCAR (carb) mod.

    Oh yeah, it also saves about 2 pounds of miscellaneous weight off the bike.

    Easily accomplished mod ??? Yeah, but you'll need to either spend $16-25 for the reed valve block-off plates or make them yourself. You'll also need to remove the reed valve from the reed valve holder plate (Dremel works wonders there). The rest is straight-forward pull parts off and cap 1 vacuum tee. Couldn't get much easier.
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    thanks

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    I was looking around in the garage trying to find something to make do with plugging the air box hole. Ends up -- A 357 magnum casing will plug the hole perfectly snug & will be completely out of the way when sliding the other hose on & off... unlike a rubber plug.
    I suppose if your a "real" outlaw (not a wanna-be like me) you can use a live round.

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    Is there much of a difference if its removed or not?? I have bub pipes and a super charger hell it may already be gone??

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    From what I been told, there is a better sound with after market pipes. I have modified the stock pipes (clayton mod/deep). I don't know if it made a difference for not on mine. My bike appears to be running really good right now; but I also adjusted my valves (all out of spec) at the same time -- So either one or both tasks has made my X a seemingly happier machine. Below are the directions I used to remove the pair mod. If you buy the bock off plates, it's a very simple task.
    http://myvtx1300.com/

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    Do it, even if for no other reason than you can. It is a good wrench experience builder. I did mine last Fiday. It took maybe a whole hour. Have the block off plates ordered and in hand when you do it. Go to myvtx1300.com for the best pics and description of the procedure.

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    I haven't done it yet, but +3 on www.my1300vtx.com. I spent Friday night looking the site over, so I know what to do when I get my block off plates.

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    did mine saturday.bike with stock exhaust.a lot more room when i adjust the valves next time,so it will be alot easier.plus that 1/2 " hose that connects to the airbox is gone.

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    Adjusting valves is tough even with the pair valves/hoses gone. I can't imagine what it would be like if the hoses were still there...I ordered the plates and removed the pair valves shortly after purchasing the VTX in 2005. I installed after market pipes on the new bike and couldn't stand the decel sound with the pair valves in. Really sounded better with them out.

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