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Full delete of PAIR valve.
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kmoney Offline
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Full delete of PAIR valve.
When doing my valves today, I decided to do a full delete of my PAIR valve. I personally always didn't like the cluster of hoses at the front of the engine and would catch them out of the corner of my eye all the time.

The full delete is pretty simple. You just need to remove the gas tank. Remove all the PAIR hoses and cover all three hose inlets with Bypass Caps. I removed the valve itself and planned on plugging the connector with a resistor; however, just leaving it disconnected hasn't thrown a code yet so...

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(This post was last modified: 05-26-2016 10:39 PM by kmoney.)
05-26-2016 10:38 PM
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EarsOnWheels Offline
Running Like a Top

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RE: Full delete of PAIR valve.
What is the purpose of the PAIR valve? Any risk to removing? Is the delete just for visual effect?
05-27-2016 05:42 AM
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kennyw Offline
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RE: Full delete of PAIR valve.
The purpose is to inject clean air into the exhaust to promote burning of any fuel that didn't burn in the combustion chamber. This reduces emissions.
05-27-2016 06:23 AM
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popgun Offline
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RE: Full delete of PAIR valve.
EOW, the reason most people do the pair valve mod is to stop the popping they hear when they change to an aftermarket exhaust.

Here is the original pair valve mod how to : http://cb1100forum.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=1824

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
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2012 ST1300
(This post was last modified: 05-27-2016 07:28 AM by popgun.)
05-27-2016 07:28 AM
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kmoney Offline
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RE: Full delete of PAIR valve.
Yes. I should have mentioned that. I have a full exhaust that popped on decel until I did the original PAIR mod. This just completes it more.
05-27-2016 08:59 AM
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R748 Offline
1st Service Completed

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RE: Full delete of PAIR valve.
Just like to add a few details to help others who may be keen:

1. I confirm that my (frankly embarrassing) popping on decel with the 4-4 system has now almost gone.
2. You will need 2 x 13mm (half inch) blanking caps (also known as radiator caps). This is the entire cost of the job Smile
3. There are 3 hoses as noted above. All of them pull off by hand and a pair of pliers is helpful.
4. The front 2 hoses attach to the pair valve and engine.
5. The third longer hose attaches to the airbox. You will need to take off the right hand side panel, remove airbox cover, remove airfilter and stick your hand in the hole. Just up on the right you'll feel the round hole which connects to the hose. I blanked this off with some rubber and high-temp silicon. I suppose tape or a rubber plug would be just as good.
6. I didn't remove the tank however, I did raise it at the front and insert a rolled up towel to keep it in position. I used a small strap over the tank to secure it "just in case".
7. I also removed the valve and simply cable-tied the connector up under the tank with a bit of electrical tape over the end of it.

Beers !
(This post was last modified: 07-09-2017 03:57 PM by R748.)
07-09-2017 03:54 PM
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