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post #1 of 13 Old 01-23-2008, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Power jet??

A friend at work was telling me about some sort of thingy that went in between the intake and the air box that lets more air into your engine to increase performance. He didn't say what it was called exactly though. I thought he said something like a power jet or power stack? Thought I would throw it out and see if anyone knew what he was talking about.

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Several companies make devices claiming to swirl incoming air. They are all crap. the only passive device that can help airflow is a velocity stack which our bikes already have in the airbox.

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I used to run Dial-a-jets on an older carb equipped bike.

http://www.thunderproducts.com/dial_a_jet.htm

Maybe that is what he's talking about? It is supposed to bridge the gap with lean fuel mixtures (to a point). Pretty simple but effective. It helped my Honda cruiser, don't know if it would work with EFI.

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I believe it's http://www.powerjetusa.com/english/english.htm

You might as well take the cost and feed the money into a shredder. At least you won't take a chance on making your bike run worse.

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abso-friggin-lutely a waste of money.

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But Wait, There's MORE! The Power Jet makes that "certain part of the male body" even larger! Your partner will love you for installing it. ORDER TODAY!

Go hakafugu yourself.
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-25-2008, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Velocity stack... that's what he called it. You say our awesome bikes already come with it? Wow... an even better deal than I thought.

All joking aside though, I don't think I would mess with the engine too much anyways as I think the engine is pretty good right now. But, he was taliing about his ride ( a Suzuki Blvd ) and he put a velocity stack on it and then ran it on the dyno for about a 3 hp gain.
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I know that a lot of the performance bikes have modified intakes that help with air going into the carb, and its not a scam at all. Its not a small little device you wedge in, but a redesigned intake system before the air filter that helps the flow of air.

These things typically cost a good chunk of money, and are mostly for performance bikes. Our bike I doubt sucks enough air even at full crank to be restricted by its stock system. The only thing that may help us, at speed, is a ram air system. Quite a bit more then a modified breather box, and a lot more expensive.

With the location of our box, under the tank, I doubt that there would be an easy solution for getting our breather box any better.

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Point well taken gibbage. Was more of a curios question than a serious inquiry. Just wanted to know what the guy was talking about. You know how those " metric cruiser " guys can be.
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Velocity stacks are normally useful only on race bikes. To work properly, they need to be run without air filters and matched to the size and shape of the intake tract. They are not one size fits all bolt ons and not good for the engine life of a day to day bike.

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