I am in my second year with KA100. This is the first reed valve motor I have run. New reed valves were installed after a rebuild over the winter and all seems good. However, I have some reed valve questions.
I think I understand the basic principle of the reed valve is to seal the motor on the pistons down stroke which keeps the fuel charge in the engine and I assume also has an effect on compression.
If I am correct with this… What would be the effect of reeds that are either damaged (cracked or chipped) or worn out (not sealing tightly)?
How many hours do you typically get out of a set of reeds?
As always, your input is appreciated.