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06-29-2013, 09:08 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-29-2013, 09:12 AM by VRON.)
#1
Pod removal on the 250
I really don't like the pods ....
I know this has prolly been posted before but not in the V Star 250 forum.
I want to change the air cleaner either to the K&N cone style or a small round one sold at parts stores (Auto Zone ...Pep Boys...)
I don't know if they make one of those that will fit the breather hole on the frame.
So if you have a link or a photo of one you have done I would like that as well.
All so, I have seen some photos of bikes that moved the air cleaner to the middle of the cylinders ...is that possible and if so how do you do it?

What I am wondering about too is the pollution pod on the left side.

The way I understand it you take it off and plug the rubber hoses and tuck them under the tank.
Does any one know if this affects the performance of the engine ?
Is it that simple ?
What is another option other than plugging the hoses and tucking them under the tank ?

Thanks Y'all!
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
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06-29-2013, 10:10 AM,
#2
RE: Pod removal on the 250
Does your bike have 2 carbs? Where is the air cleaner now? Do you have one filter or 2?
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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06-29-2013, 12:41 PM,
#3
RE: Pod removal on the 250
(06-29-2013, 10:10 AM)Mr RCOM Wrote: Does your bike have 2 carbs? Where is the air cleaner now? Do you have one filter or 2?
It's a V Star 250 with one carb and it's the pod on the right side.

The pod looks more like an after thought or , " Hey guys, we've got lots of the silver thingies...let's use them on the Viragos and V Stars.." .
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
You can put a bowling ball in an oven, but that don't make it a biscuit.
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06-29-2013, 01:13 PM,
#4
RE: Pod removal on the 250
Can you measure the intake opening of the carburetor?
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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06-29-2013, 02:08 PM,
#5
RE: Pod removal on the 250
(06-29-2013, 01:13 PM)Mr RCOM Wrote: Can you measure the intake opening of the carburetor?
Sorry , but I can't .
The carb is a mikuni BDS26 .
Does that help?
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
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06-29-2013, 06:26 PM,
#6
RE: Pod removal on the 250
I just went to the Yamaha parts catalog and the 'Pod' on the right side of the bike is the air cleaner. Here is the page for it. http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewe...0W1_-_2007) The forward frame of the 250 is the intake manifold so, moving the filter might be a challenge. I believe the 'Pod' on the left side is not an air intake but, houses the ignition module. Good luck. Previous 250 owner.
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06-29-2013, 06:47 PM,
#7
RE: Pod removal on the 250
good post up commonground.... with those diagrams im not really sure what route he'd have to go.

but vron.... id guess youll have to just take whole assembly out and see what you can work with.
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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06-29-2013, 07:52 PM,
#8
RE: Pod removal on the 250
Beware, also to remove the air filter pod cover there is one almost inaccessible screw that comes in from the backside. When I opened mine I found that it was missing. The previous owner or the shop didn't want or know where to put it. When you take it off you can see how the is frame is used as the intake manifold.
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06-29-2013, 07:56 PM,
#9
RE: Pod removal on the 250
(06-29-2013, 06:26 PM)commonground Wrote: I just went to the Yamaha parts catalog and the 'Pod' on the right side of the bike is the air cleaner. Here is the page for it. http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewe...0W1_-_2007) The forward frame of the 250 is the intake manifold so, moving the filter might be a challenge. I believe the 'Pod' on the left side is not an air intake but, houses the ignition module. Good luck. Previous 250 owner.
The pod on the left is for pollution control and is only needed in CA.
Not needed here in S. Texas.
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
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06-29-2013, 08:21 PM,
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RE: Pod removal on the 250
That makes sense. I didn't look up the CA model. Maybe the non CA one is empty 'Pod', can't remember. I've slept since then. Lol
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06-30-2013, 08:09 PM,
#11
RE: Pod removal on the 250
I know it can be done. There are several pictures floating around on the interweb just search for Vstar 250 bobbers. Some of the owners simply paint the housing black to camouflage it some, while others remove it all together.
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