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Old 03-13-2020, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I have the infamous 550 fan in my 07 trail touring. Bought it last winter and the engine had been totally rebuilt top to bottom. Put about 100 miles on it and sucked a reed through on mag side. I replaced both sides with OEM reeds. Now it has eaten the other side. Once again, I’ve maybe put 100 miles on this winter. Any ideas? Should I tie a rope onto it and use it for an anchor?
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Old 03-17-2020, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Honestly, if one failed and you replaced it, why would you think the other one would last? Just some friendly advice, when you are into an engine, and one of 2 items fails, you ALWAYS replace both, as the second one is likely just behind the other one. Like pistons. You should always do both at the same time, even if only one went bad. Or crank seals, or spark plugs, etc etc.
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I did do both sides
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I did both sides as I wrote in the original post
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you losing the entire reed or, is it just breaking apart that gets sucked in?
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I did both sides as I wrote in the original post
Sorry, I for some reason, I didn't see that.
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It has 2 petals per reed. 1 petal has broken off both times
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It has 2 petals per reed. 1 petal has broken off both times
Strange, never heard that. Have heard of guys not using a very small dap of green loctite on the screws causing the screws to come loose that secure the petals.
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It has 2 petals per reed. 1 petal has broken off both times

From the same cylinder both times, same left or right side of the reed?
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