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Re:Cracked intake further info... 5 Months ago  
Like SB Tom said the Barons manifolds are not a completely ported manifold. The only place that ports them like I do is Patrick Racing and they don't furnish the manifold you have to send them yours and they charge $105. I DON'T NOT port old used manifold I buy NEW OEM Yamaha manifold for the 1600 or 1700. At this time due to health reason I can't do them. In about a month I may be in the shape to do them again just keep checking the classified ads for mine.
 
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Re:Cracked intake further info... 5 Months ago  
Seal_Bch_Tom wrote:
I have a 2000 RSS and the intakes commonly do crack but most seem to be just cosmetic. FYI if you replace it, you can buy a Barons "supposedly PORTED" manifold, but the porting is a joke. They appear to be OEM manifolds and someone hit the sharp corners inside the intake with a dremel tool very very lightly. I personally don't buy the claim that their manifold gives you 6 to 8 more horsepower. I spent a few hours porting the Barons manifold and am very happy with it now.

http://www.motoparthub.com/BA_5524_01_BARON_Hand_Ported_Intake_Manifold_Manifold_Ported_Yam?src=Google&gclid=Cj0KEQjw-73GBRCC7KODl9zToJMBEiQAj1Jgf9HP64OOizK4ArLJDJOFJFAT0FpW5uycdlSfo8QRZ7QaAsLb8P8HAQ

Here's a link if you want to do it yourself:

http://roadstarclinic.com/content/view/53/96/

You may want to clean your carb if its never been serviced, mine did need work on the accelerator pump o-ring and the rubber boot on top and while you're at it replace the float bowl needle. Pretty easy to do if you are mechanical.


I did mine and had no clue what I was doing and it turned out fine. real clear what needs to come off once you remove the manifold and look in it. Mine has never leaked but I have put on tons of manifolds on HD's so I knew the drill to keep them leak free.
 
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Re:Cracked intake further info... 5 Months ago  
Surfacing the head flanges and new stock orings are the clue to no leaks. I tied all the over size orings that are listed and they stress the flanges because they are too big, The ones listed from Ace Hardware actually melt and flatten out. Stick to the stock parts and don't grind off the nibs in the groves they are there to hold the orins in. Mark pasted my method in a U tube video on how to surface them but I have changed to using water instead of cutting oil. #M now makea water proof sand paper that is sold at Home Depot that works much better than the old type wet/dry paper and it lasts longer too.
 
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Re:Cracked intake further info... 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
The enricher was indeed loose. What should idle speed be cold with enricher open? I am correct that the idle adjust is that little black knob near the carb, yes? Which direction for speed up/slow down? REALLY trying to avoid this possible manifold issue...I'm too broke for that!
 
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Re:Cracked intake further info... 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
coolalexrex wrote:
The enricher was indeed loose. What should idle speed be cold with enricher open? I am correct that the idle adjust is that little black knob near the carb, yes? Which direction for speed up/slow down? REALLY trying to avoid this possible manifold issue...I'm too broke for that!

Yes the black knob under the carb right side is the idle adjust. You don't adjust anything when the bike is cold. Get the bike to operating temp and adjust the idle to 900-950 rpm. When you pull the enricher it will add extra fuel thru that circuit and the idle will go where it goes. There is no adjustment for cold idle except how far in/out you pull the enricher knob out. That controls fuel flow to speed idle up/down when cold.
 
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Re:Cracked intake further info... 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
10-4. Will try that this weekend when I'm not housebound.
 
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Re:Cracked intake further info... 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
She's sounding GOOD! I'll either be gone riding for a while, or back here sooner than I'd prefer! (Unless I'm hitch-hiking..) Thanks for the the help y'all.
 
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Re:Cracked intake further info... 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
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She's sounding GOOD! I'll either be gone riding for a while, or back here sooner than I'd prefer! (Unless I'm hitch-hiking..) Thanks for the the help y'all.

Well wudya do???
 
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Re:Cracked intake further info... 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Wife heard the bike running and woke up...ended up taking the truck to get a $ton of garden soil and bug spray. She rides/owns a HD, don't judge. IOW bike sounds awesome and didn't get the ride, but I do dig my herbs!
 
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