Are you checking your reed petals for signs of normal wear? You should be. A reed petal is a wear item, and as such should be checked regularly for signs of wear and fraying. A reed petal is opening and closing 144 times per second at 8,000 RPM, so it's understandable reeds can wear. If wear and/or fraying is visible, it's time to replace your reed petals to maintain peak engine performance.
Remember: Intake gaskets should always be changed when replacing and/or inspecting reed petals to maintain a perfect seal. You can view/order original VForce gaskets here.
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