Question for you Pod Guys

David Beard davidebeard at
Sat Jul 7 21:29:55 PDT 2007

Thanks George. Exactly the expertise I was looking for. I've got the 
pods and a Factory Pro Stage 3 kit, and have the info on which main jet, 
needle choice and clip groove to get me in the ballpark. I'll run out 
tomorrow and grab some freeze plugs and a crankcase filter.

Thanks again
Dave B

Jameson, George E. wrote:
> 	Block off plates are unnecessary.  I went to autozone and bought
> some small metric freeze plugs.  Around 15 mm I believe, take one of the
> plates in with you to size it. Drive thes in with a hammer and a wooden
> dowel, leave em natural or paint of your choice, problem solved for 25
> cents.
> 	 Second problem is easy also, most people install a filter,  The
> drain hole you mention is actually the tranmission/cranckcase vent. DO
> NOT PLUG, oil leaks will follow if you do.
> 	This has been done many times and maybe you have a good idea
> where to start with jetting.  If you don't there is tons of info on
> ZRXOA.  The ZRX 1100 is a milder cammed version of your engine, the GPZ
> cam is a common upgrade.  If you want the total package Ivan's
> performance will sell you a plug and play single afternoon solution to
> your problem in the form of a pod filter specific jet kit and K&N
> filters including vent filter. It will run and run well the first time
> you take it out.  And if you want to tweak later by raising or lowering
> the needles or changing mains the first time you pull and replace the
> carbs will make it worthwhile, no airbox connection.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Beard [mailto:davidebeard at] 
> Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 6:17 PM
> To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
> Subject: Question for you Pod Guys
> I'm in the process of converting to pods and have a couple quick
> questions. Number one, is it necessary to get block off plates for the
> reed valves or can I just put a crank case filter on the breather hose?
> Second, what have you guys done with the "drain' hole on top of the
> tranny that the airbox attached to? Did you plug it or leave it open?
> Any help would be appreciated as always. Got the carbs and airbox off
> and am just waiting to see if I can go pick up a crank case filter or if
> I'll have to wait till I can get some block off plates.
> Thanks!
> Dave B

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