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best/most effective pair blocking method

  • blocking plates and pull un-needed tubing off

    Votes: 18 66.7%
  • marble

    Votes: 8 29.6%
  • no need to block

    Votes: 1 3.7%
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Im installing a fi2000r and thought about blocking the pair valve while im there.........question is.........is it worth it?? Im also wondering should i block them with plates and pull the tubing all the way out or just add marbles??:dontknow: or not worry about it??.......the bike doesnt pop much on decel as of right now anyway. Just didnt know if there was any other benefits to blocking besides less pop on decel?
 

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I voted for marble, but what I actually used on mine was a big stainless steel bolt. I cut the head off of it, put it in the tubes, and then put a zip tie around the line to make double sure it doesn't move.
 

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I voted for marble, but what I actually used on mine was a big stainless steel bolt. I cut the head off of it, put it in the tubes, and then put a zip tie around the line to make double sure it doesn't move.
If I was going to do it, that is the exact way I would do it.
 

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Haven't thought about till now, but what if you just put in the plates and bolt everything back up like it was? Wouldn't this in effect block all the lines?
Yep, sure would. It is just easier to block the hoses and not have to make/buy the plates. No biggy either way.
 

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I did the block off plates on my VTX and I tell you that front plate was a mother*&^^ to get at... I am planning to do the marble method on my 9, less work, less money and less hassel from what I have read.
 

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Blocking plates was one of the first mods I did. I had some serious decel-popping after I installed the Dragsters.....all gone now.

Figured if I didn't need all the tubing, then its GOTTA GO!!!
 

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I did the block off plates on my VTX and I tell you that front plate was a mother*&^^ to get at... I am planning to do the marble method on my 9, less work, less money and less hassel from what I have read.
I did my vtx 1300 as well and yes...it sucked. I ended up doing the valve check and that was easier then the pair valve delete. lol
 

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It probably won't be big enough....
That's what she said. :joke: Belly Bump.

Blocking plates was one of the first mods I did. I had some serious decel-popping after I installed the Dragsters.....all gone now.

Figured if I didn't need all the tubing, then its GOTTA GO!!!
I did this on my M50 and the front tube was a beyatch! But on the M50 it only had one air filter on the pipe side and then on the left side it had this whole ugly pair valve contraption.

Where is the pair valve even at on the M109? I must have seen it and not even known what it was. It's not noticeable to me and I dont' have any popping issues with the bike either. :dontknow:
 

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Where is the pair valve even at on the M109? I must have seen it and not even known what it was. It's not noticeable to me and I dont' have any popping issues with the bike either. :dontknow:
It's on top of the front cylinder....the radiator cowling covers all that stuff up so it's virtually gone.

Since you still have your CAT in place, you will never hear your pipes pop/back-fire.
 

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It's on top of the front cylinder....the radiator cowling covers all that stuff up so it's virtually gone.

Since you still have your CAT in place, you will never hear your pipes pop/back-fire.
Ooh even better yet. Looks like I'm out of the woods on this then. I don't see it being necessary then for my setup. :doorag:
 

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Ooh even better yet. Looks like I'm out of the woods on this then. I don't see it being necessary then for my setup. :doorag:
:agree: totally un-necessary for those running stock pipes. It's not a big deal to plug the lines....maybe a 30 minute job from start to finish.
 
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