Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by groceryjunkie, Sep 12, 2007.
Most likely with the K&N and pipes, it has been jetted. Only way to tell is to open it up and look.
Take a look here.
On the same lines since it is probably safe to assume that my stock carb is rejetted what would be the difference between mine and the Screamin Eagle carb I saw at the Harley shop yesterday and since I already have the pipes should I go ahead and get this carb since I need to rebuild mine anyway?
A properly setup CV carb is a good piece of equipment and hard to beat except for all out racing IMO.
Some will give you a slightly crisper throttle response but at what expense?
thanks glider, youve done-it-again with the perfect advice
I just hate to see people spend big $$ and think they are going to get a huge increase in power when sometimes the only difference would be a bit crisper response and hardly worth the price the modification would cost.
Glider I took your advise and I took the carb off myself (curiosity killed the cat) pulled the top off the diaphragm and found a big hole in it so I then took it over to my local X-Harley Davidson service manager and he did the up-grading/ drilled out the slide, changed the needle, shortened the vacuume spring and put it back together for me. I will reinstall it in the morning and go for a test ride and see what kind of a difference he made:rider
A bad/torn diaphragm will cause a very lean condition and all sorts of popping. Wish you hadn't drilled the slide, it can cause problems and raise too quickly causing a lean condition when the throttle is opened suddenly in colder temps. It may pop back also because of this when the criteria above is met.
I dont know, he is the Harley service manager and he said this would make it run much better so I just stood there and said KEWL
Being a service manager is a job.
Working on a harley is a passion.
I know a few service managers that I wouldn't let in the same room with my bike if you know what I mean.
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