Re: How do reed valves affect performance?

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Someone just did a thread, with video & stuff:

Bottom line: reeds help with throttle response, especially low-midrange rpms. Good ones can help you get away with a carb that's too big. They also minimize blowback. Top-end flutter minimizes their value unless you get real stiff ones (carbon-fiber, etc.), but then you might lose some bottom-end.

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