New Reed Cage!

Easy Rider

Santa Cruz Scooter Works
Jan 15, 2008
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Here's a new concept for these motors. Its a machined reed cage made by Dam Good Engineering and BoXer. It comes with carbon fiber reeds.
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Pete

New Member
Jan 4, 2008
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what does a reed cage do. not much of a mechanic here but love to learn
They can really improve mid-range torque because the intake charge can not flow back into the carb.
It does add a slight resistance to air flow and can impact top-end power but generally not by much. Kind of a trade off.

Note: Cheap reeds can break off, be injested by the engine and cause considerable damage to the piston & bore. Carbon fiber reeds would just pass through I guess but stainless steel reeds are killers.
 

Easy Rider

Santa Cruz Scooter Works
Jan 15, 2008
2,144
4
38
Nor*Cal
It's a tight fit because its on a full suspension bike. I'll take some spy photos of it when he's done! So far it's the best race bike I've seen!