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Has anyone tried to do an ear shave a different way? All I’m looking to do is take the stock filter boxes off and put in the pods. Simple and easy.
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Doesn't make sense to skip the rest, such as airbox delete and coasters. You gain so much space (for carb removal) and clean up so much clutter by using coasters or at least capping the air system.

I don't feel that re-jetting is automatically necessary, mine runs great with stock jets, and others have done the same.


There's also the problem of open hoses if the plumbing is left in place.
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Search for 'marbling'. You leave the hoses generally as-is instead of putting on coasters.

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Has anyone tried to do an ear shave a different way? All Iím looking to do is take the stock filter boxes off and put in the pods. Simple and easy.
if that is all you want to achieve, just snatch the rubber air inlet tubes from the surge tank to the carbs off.. install pods on the carbs.

if your looking to keep the look of the 'ears', you can leave them installed and remove the rest of the junk (surge tank, hoses, emissions crud)

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I'm working on an Ear Shave, but leaving the reed valves in place. I like the pop on decel, but I want a less restricted intake.

I am hoping to leave the surge tank in there too (if only to be able to reverse the mod later on).

I bought 3 crankcase filters (standard mod specifies 2). The third will be to filter the air going to the reed valves.

I rejeted the mains to 138, leaving the pilots alone. No shims. My hope is to keep on the leaner side for mpg, but rich on WOT.

I have been putting it off most of the winter, but spring is coming soon! I'll let you know how it goes.


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Yeah. Let me know!
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Has anyone tried to do an ear shave a different way? All I’m looking to do is take the stock filter boxes off and put in the pods. Simple and easy.
if that is all you want to achieve, just snatch the rubber air inlet tubes from the surge tank to the carbs off.. install pods on the carbs.


Thanks for the info. I think I’ll end up doing that instead of having to take out the surge tank. I really just want to get the ears off and put pods on.
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leaving the surge tank in is easier now, but when (not if) the carbs need to come out, the surge tank needs to come out first. you can save yourself work later by doing it now.

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Has anyone tried to do an ear shave a different way? All I’m looking to do is take the stock filter boxes off and put in the pods. Simple and easy.
if that is all you want to achieve, just snatch the rubber air inlet tubes from the surge tank to the carbs off.. install pods on the carbs.

if your looking to keep the look of the 'ears', you can leave them installed and remove the rest of the junk (surge tank, hoses, emissions crud)
If I do just take off the tubes from the surge tank to the carbs and install pods on the carbs, do I have to add the crankcase filter?
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hmmm, probably not, but I would because you should have filtered air at the crankcase vent.

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