What is Rejetting a motorcycle?
The holes regulate the amount of fuel that goes through the carburetor. Bigger jets allow more fuel and smaller jets allow less. The rejetting process figures out which size jets is needed to keep an engine running with the right mixture. Too little fuel and the engine may starve or overheat at high RPMs.
What is a motorcycle pod filter?
Pod filters are small individual air filters that attach directly to the carburetors or throttle bodies on an internal combustion engine. In the motorcycle world, they are typically used to replace a factory air box and filter to improve the aesthetics and performance of a custom bike.
Why do you need a pod filter on a motorcycle?
In the motorcycle world, they are typically used to replace a factory air box and filter to improve the aesthetics and performance of a custom bike. Motorcycle manufacturers create air boxes as a place for a stock air filter to reside, but also to ensure smooth air flow, reduce intake noise and stop rainwater from getting into the engine.
What are the pros and cons of pod filters?
When it comes to performance, pod filters can potentially allow the bike to breathe easier than the stock airbox. More air equals more performance as long as the appropriate air-fuel ratio is maintained. This means that in some cases the carburetors must be rejetted or the EFI retuned.
What should service intervals be for foam pod filters?
Service intervals for oiled gauze or foam pod filters are about the same as what is recommended in your owner’s manual for a stock air filter. A plus for pods is that most of them can be cleaned and re-oiled instead of needing complete replacement, like the paper element filter that comes stock on most bikes.
When to replace air diaphragm on Carb jetting?
While you are in there, always inspect the rubber portion of the air diaphragm or slide for tears, pin holes or rot. Now would be the time to replace them. If you are installing a jet kit, it will include instructions and may require a hole to be drilled in the aluminum portion of the diaphragm.