I'm sure I do not understand. By the time you have paid for the pods and several sets of jets, needles, etc. you could have simply bought new boots and spent less money and had the bike run properly. Ed
I agree. I went the pod route but went back to the airbox. When I got my 33's I couldn't use the stock Z1 airbox so I modified the KZ 900 one with larger radiator hose. The OD of the hose is a tight fit in a stock box. In my case I had to enlarge the holes for the larger hose. If you cant get stock boots than this might be the answer for you as well.
Ok, I hear you. Im definitly gonna consider getting new boots for the original airbox instead if pods are gonna be such problems.
How do you think it would run with original airbox and jets, but with a pair of aftermarket mufflers?
The original are pretty bad beaten up, I'm afraid.
Or is it all really down to choose one of two routes here?
Either pay easily a 1000$ to get pods, get jets and a 4to1 system and enjoy the good looks and sound OR keeping all original, which I find kinda boring to be honest.
When my 4 mufflers rusted out I got two Jardine slip ons. The bike ran great but I went up one step when I took it out to 1015 in 78. With pods cross winds can make it starve for air as well as high speeds. The frame becomes pressurized at high speed meaning more air for the box. With pods there is a vortex created by your knees and the volume of air passing by. I went back to the airbox and the problem stopped. I live in a high wind area and my speeds are mostly 70 and above. I'm not saying pods are bad, they're good for the strip and around town. On the HWY they SUCKED literally.