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Old 01-04-2011, 06:10 AM   #1
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Carbed or EFI?

Given the choice which would you chose?
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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I have only experienced one efi bike (03 R1). The rest of my bikes have been carbed (VF-1000R, and various seca II's)

While I like the instant response of EFI, I know how tune/work on carbs (for the most part), and like the mileage out of carbed bikes.

So for now, with my experiences, I would say carbed.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
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EFI hands down.... Even the most PITA ones are better the carbed especially with sudden weather/temp changes.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #5
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Toss up for me. Less hassle with the EFI. But I feel just as comfortable working on carbs...

LOL I'll take both. Drive the EFI on the days the carb bike me off...
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EVI in a heartbeat. Less issues IMO and ease of tuning.
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Carbed.
While EFI is great, the thing I like about carbs and motorcycles in general is, simplicity.
With EFI you have a fuel pump, pressure regulator and injectors, all of which are pretty high tech. If something goes wrong with them they can leave you stranded and repairs can be expensive.
Carbs work well and don't even need electricity. As far as weather/temp changes I never noticed that had any effect on a carbed bike.

As a side note, my gut feeling is, you're gonna get a lot more votes for EFI because most of the members here are young enough not have very much carb experience and feel like they are old fashioned and therefore not so good.
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I can't hook a carbed bike to my lap top and change fuel maps or tunes.
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I can't hook a carbed bike to my lap top and change fuel maps or tunes.
I never felt the need to do that on a street bike. Once the carbs are tuned, they pretty much stay that way.
Same with EFI, once it's set up no need to change.
Racing I know is different, I just don't see the value for a streetbike.
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I am old and have had many bikes and cars with carbs and efi is the way to go, they dont clog up with todays gas, I have worn carbs out pulling and cleaning them, major pita
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I never felt the need to do that on a street bike. Once the carbs are tuned, they pretty much stay that way.
Same with EFI, once it's set up no need to change.
Racing I know is different, I just don't see the value for a streetbike.
Changing fuel, pipes, air filters, elevation, or a higher percentage ethanol will require a tune change. I can do it with a laptop and a O2 sensor equiped tuner.
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EVI in a heartbeat. Less issues IMO and ease of tuning.
What is this EVI you speak of? New mod on the Busa?
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What is this EVI you speak of? New mod on the Busa?
LOL. Its better than EFI. Shut up.
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LOL. Its better than EFI. Shut up.
Can you hook me up with that EVI kit, I can't find it anywhere!
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None for you! If you drop a bike equiped with EVI there are big problems. I don't suggest you try it.
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None for you! If you drop a bike equiped with EVI there are big problems. I don't suggest you try it.
it's ok, I'll get the rubber mount option !
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it's ok, I'll get the rubber mount option !
Can I get EVI for my bike????

Wait.....I don't have a bike anymore! it!
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