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Old 10-11-2007, 01:01 AM   #1
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Carburator or fuel injected???

what do you guys prefer cause i am a new rider and have been hearing many different opinions... carburator or fuel injection, and why?? thanks.
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fuel injection, less maintainence, smoother power, easier to tune as well, look at all the modern sportbikes....there's a reason why ALMOST everything has gone fuel injection. carbs are a thing of the past.....
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fuel injection, less maintainence, smoother power, easier to tune as well, look at all the modern sportbikes....there's a reason why ALMOST everything has gone fuel injection. carbs are a thing of the past.....
I miss the good old Quadrajet. If you knew what you were doing, you could make one outperform a holley any day of the week.

I've ridden both carb'd and injected bikes. I much prefer the fuel injected version.

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I miss the good old Quadrajet. If you knew what you were doing, you could make one outperform a holley any day of the week.

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a quadrajet outperform a Holley??

Because only a very few "knew what they were doing" with that carb it was rare they would perform as good, let alone better than a Holley.

A carb is a semi-controlled fuel leak..
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fuel injection, less maintainence, smoother power, easier to tune as well, look at all the modern sportbikes....there's a reason why ALMOST everything has gone fuel injection. carbs are a thing of the past.....
I gotta say.....wrong. a well tuned carb can perform just as good as injection any day.
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I miss the good old Quadrajet. If you knew what you were doing, you could make one outperform a holley any day of the week.

I've ridden both carb'd and injected bikes. I much prefer the fuel injected version.
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fuel injection, less maintainence, smoother power, easier to tune as well, look at all the modern sportbikes....there's a reason why ALMOST everything has gone fuel injection. carbs are a thing of the past.....
by the way carbs have smoother on/off throttle cause the fuel as to flow more through the carb as you get on it. fuel injection is more jerky on/off throttle.
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my carbed bike is the biggest headache ever, if it wasn't such a good feeling bike, it woulda been replaced long ago.
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fuel injection.

my carbed bike is the biggest headache ever, if it wasn't such a good feeling bike, it woulda been replaced long ago.
get a good tuner to tune it.
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a quadrajet outperform a Holley??

Because only a very few "knew what they were doing" with that carb it was rare they would perform as good, let alone better than a Holley.

A carb is a semi-controlled fuel leak..
I never had a problem running a Q-jet on the street. If you jetted per your application, and had the secondary air valve tension set correctly, you didn't get the "bog" that was common when the secondaries opened.

I bought a Holley that was a "street" version, and was supposedly "ready to run" right outta the box. It ended up being the biggest piece of garbage that I'd ever bolted onto an intake - and this was after weeks of readjusting.

Just my opinion.

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TBH I don't know why. Its possible that the 2000 model R6 I rode was in need of adjustment, or tuning. It just didn't feel as "good" as my 2004 R6 does. It may be all in my head, I offer only my opinion based on "seat of the pants" feel.
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TBH I don't know why. Its possible that the 2000 model R6 I rode was in need of adjustment, or tuning. It just didn't feel as "good" as my 2004 R6 does. It may be all in my head, I offer only my opinion based on "seat of the pants" feel.
most say it because fuel injection is the latest and greatest. seat of the pants feel could be because you had 4 years of development between your two r6s not because "carbs are shitty" mentality.
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most say it because fuel injection is the latest and greatest. seat of the pants feel could be because you had 4 years of development between your two r6s not because "carbs are shitty" mentality.
that may be indeed Question on the carb'd bikes. How do you pull wheelies and such without all the fuel running out of the bowl?

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Dont forget how expensive it is to fix fuel injectors or problem assosciated with them.

Carbs are not a thing of the past...they are still making plenty of carbed bikes...my experience seems that a well jetted carbed bike can run side by side with a fuel injected bike...

As for wheelies...i can't keep it up long enough for the fuel to run out of the bowl...but seriously, never had any problem when on one wheel.
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that may be indeed Question on the carb'd bikes. How do you pull wheelies and such without all the fuel running out of the bowl?

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I'm not a carb tuner so i don't know but people were doing wheelies on carbed bike long before injected bikes. so I'm sure there is a way.
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They both work fine. Get the bike you want - all else considered.
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fuel injected is the way to go especially on a bike because if a bike sits up any amount of time ie... winter the carbs can get gummed up and i hear they are a biotch to get unplugged.
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fuel injected is the way to go especially on a bike because if a bike sits up any amount of time ie... winter the carbs can get gummed up and i hear they are a biotch to get unplugged.
we're in houston.........what winter. also fuel stabilizer will sort that problem out another thing that will sort that issue out is going outside and starting the bike once or twice a week.

what's the next excuse.........................
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