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Offline T Cro ®

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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2011, 06:29:07 am »
And what may be the effect of this for those of us living in states where we get motorcycles smog tested?

If your smog test is done at idle or low RPM it is unlikely that the system would even be functioning if still installed; as air would ONLY be flowing through the reed valve system at steady engine speeds or periods of low manifold vacuum; no air flows when the throttle is closed or during periods of high manifold vacuum such as while at idle. Info culled from the Kawasaki Service Manual.........

NOTE: This is absolute proof that the removing of this system is NOT the cause of engine backfire, excessive growling, and/or burble during deceleration as under this situation the reed valve system is NOT repeat NOT passing fresh air through the exhaust.
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2011, 12:42:54 pm »
If your smog test is done at idle or low RPM it is unlikely that the system would even be functioning if still installed; as air would ONLY be flowing through the reed valve system at steady engine speeds or periods of low manifold vacuum; no air flows when the throttle is closed or during periods of high manifold vacuum such as while at idle. Info culled from the Kawasaki Service Manual.........

NOTE: This is absolute proof that the removing of this system is NOT the cause of engine backfire, excessive growling, and/or burble during deceleration as under this situation the reed valve system is NOT repeat NOT passing fresh air through the exhaust.

Awesome. I'll have to look and see how the test is performed.
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2011, 08:24:14 pm »
Awesome. I'll have to look and see how the test is performed.

I thought Maricopa and Pima Counties were the only places in the US that smogged bikes.  Guess I was wrong.  Bummer.
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2011, 08:44:12 pm »
I thought Maricopa and Pima Counties were the only places in the US that smogged bikes.  Guess I was wrong.  Bummer.

It depends on the year of the bike here.  :P
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2011, 08:50:39 pm »
Nevermind. I was so wrong that I'm happy! No smog testing bikes here! (I'm new to TX, which is why I didn't know.)

HOOK ME UP! I would like a set of block-off plates for my C-10, please. I would like the plug-and-play kit, and I would like that in semi-gloss black, please, unless you have a color that is pretty close to that old school ford blue from hot-rodded mustang valve cover dreams in my youth.

Paypal at the email provided, right?
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2012, 06:06:36 pm »
Snarf,
Paypal sent on 1/9 for a set of plates for my 2000 C10.
Any color black you have, gloss, semi or flat is okay.

Buzz
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2013, 04:57:50 am »
Hi Snarf, I want a set of these. I will order a set of semi-gloss at the end of Feb (Bike is under cover until the March rebuild starts) but what else do you make or have sitting around for the C10?

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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2013, 06:33:25 am »
Snarf was involved in a pretty brutal crash a few months back.  He is recovering, but has been away from the site until yesterday.  I think he is currently trying to get his business back on line according to his post.  You should perhaps send him a PM or email before placing orders.

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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2013, 08:55:05 pm »
I happy to hear that he is recovering. I think I will let him do so. My stuff is not pressing for a few months.

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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2013, 07:53:41 am »
I happy to hear that he is recovering. I think I will let him do so. My stuff is not pressing for a few months.
I am about a healed up as I'm gonna get. 
I had to sell some of my equipment to make ends while off work.  I hope to have stuff back on the market this year.
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2013, 07:50:43 pm »
Are you back in business? Please let me know when you have them. Thanks

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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2014, 04:45:38 pm »
No silver on hand. I can chrome those bad boys for ya. I have lots of black, a bright red, hell I even have lime green. I will coat them tonight. Hope to hear from ya, guess I have always wondered what lime, red, and chrome looked like all mixed together.
Thanks again.

I pay-pal you on April 1st. Do you know as to when I might be getting the plates?
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2014, 05:32:13 pm »
I know that SNARF has had some serious hardship recently and has not been active on this site for quite some time and I'm not entirely sure he is even making these covers anymore. Thus until it can be confirmed I'm going to lock this thread and recommend that you attempt to contact SNARF directly at (lilliefabrication @ gmail . com remove extra spaces) before making any type of payment for product and that if you have any other comments or concern that you contact me via PM...
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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10 (SEE LAST POST)
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2014, 10:17:55 pm »
Folks I am back.  I have been having a rough go at things but that is no excuse for the way that I treated a few of the members. For that all I can do is offer a heart felt apology.
 Its time to put on the big girl panties and take life head on. Life is to short to wallow in self pity.



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Re: Block-off plates for your C-10 (SEE LAST POST)
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2014, 05:23:23 am »
Welcome back!
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