Flame Trap Removal


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Flame Trap Removal

Postby WingNutJC » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:34 pm



Hi Guys,

Wondering about the real value of the flame trap mesh in the intake plenum?
Is it one of those items Honda installed just to be on the safe side or has experience shown otherwise? (ie a trail of crispy Wings across the country :)

They don't look like they would do the airflow much good but I'm resisting the temptation to leave them out until I hear from the more experienced ppl on the forum.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Flame Trap Removal

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:50 pm

It depends - are you planning on having your engine backfire? :) To me it's not impeding airflow enough to make any appreciable difference, and it's a safety item I'm quite happy to have in place.

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Re: Flame Trap Removal

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:06 am

WingNutJC wrote:Hi Guys,

Wondering about the real value of the flame trap mesh in the intake plenum?
Is it one of those items Honda installed just to be on the safe side or has experience shown otherwise? (ie a trail of crispy Wings across the country :)

They don't look like they would do the airflow much good but I'm resisting the temptation to leave them out until I hear from the more experienced ppl on the forum.

Thanks in advance.

.


I think the LACK of crispy Wings tells the tale.
Your bike isn't the first engine Honda put together, you know.

If you are searching for every single tenth of max rpm horsepower, you're driving the wrong bike.
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