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    Why are there holes in my new virage 700 reed petals

    I just purchased a set of oem reeds and cage set from my local dealer for a polaris virage 700.

    When i got them home, i noticed a row of holes on all the reed petals.

    This seems a bit strange to me.

    i can't understand why those holes are there.

    I thought the idea of a good set of reeds was to create a good seal against backpressure.

    The reeds and cage i have in the ski are out of an 800 and they dont have holes either.

    My ski is actually the yang wong copy of the polaris virage and the original reeds didn't have holes either.

    Anybody know what deal is with these holes?
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    The curved metal parts (with elongated V shaped openings) are there to control the maximum flex excursion of the fiberglass reed petals.

    The translucent white flat reeds, as shown in the photo, are laying flat against the rubber perimeter seals under each reed petal.

    Are the small holes in the reeds inside or outside the sealing rim?

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    What part # did you buy ? 1201825
    Looking here ; http://parts.polarisind.com/Advanced...ncedSearch.asp
    appears to me 2001 and newer used the same reed cage. I don't recall looking closely at the newer 700 reeds. I don't think the older reeds had the holes.

    The holes will allow a small amount of air/fuel to circulate. But still allow the majority of pressure/vacuum to seal or pass when needed.
    Polaris must have decided it helps in some way. Most carb throttle plates will have an air "bleed" hole.

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    Hi Casey,
    Thanks for the link to the parts fiche, ill save that url for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post

    Are the small holes in the reeds inside or outside the sealing rim?
    Hi K447, the holes are near the base of the reed petals where they start to flex and go straight through. If you zoom in on the pic they can be seen where the petal meets the vanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by casey67 View Post
    What part # did you buy ? 1201825
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    I'll have a look in if it's on the invoice. I made the purchase over the phone and not on a parts fiche. I only purchased the petals and they gave me the wrong ones as they were a bit too big. When i went in to switch them over they gave me the cage and reed combo instead. They said that they were unable to get those reeds separately as polaris only sold them as a set.
    The number on the reed petals is 454018, could possibly be 454078

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    Hmm my replies don't seem to be showing up on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jase View Post
    Hmm my replies don't seem to be showing up on here
    Fixed

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