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Old 04-11-2008, 11:53 AM   #21
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fi is just better , better fuel distribution and , driveablity!

in tx the weather is not realy that cold that you would have to worry about the choke, i have had both and the carbs are fine but they can be a bit more finiky than a fi bike, any way its all in prefrince, but i think most of the people you ask will say get the fi!
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:19 PM   #22
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1. "Sensitivity" in FI can be tuned out, and not all come to you "sensitive" anyway.
2. Carbureted, fuel injected, doesn't matter, each has it's own unique issues.

The important thing is what type of bike you want to get. If you're new, don't get the 100+ hp bike as your first bike, the Ninja 250/ Ninja 650/ SV 650, etc are all good starters.

FI/ carb'd, doesn't matter, just get the right bike and if it has FI or carburetors, it's all good.
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FI/ carb'd, doesn't matter, just get the right bike and if it has FI or carburetors, it's all good.


Finally somebody gets it right (i.e. agrees with me).

There are more important things to consider before worrying about FI or carbs.
Cost, displacement, type (cruiser/sport), and year model.
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FI. Forget carbs, they suck. Anyone who says carbs over FI is either very very picky, a racer, a tuner, or misinformed. FI works 99.99999999% of the time. Carbs gum up, leak, drip, fill oil pans with gas, sputter blah blah blah. SUre, in great shape they work great, but why take a chance? FI will start up an run 100% after sitting in a garage untended for 10 years.
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FI. Forget carbs, they suck. Anyone who says carbs over FI is either very very picky, a racer, a tuner, or misinformed. FI works 99.99999999% of the time. Carbs gum up, leak, drip, fill oil pans with gas, sputter blah blah blah. SUre, in great shape they work great, but why take a chance? FI will start up an run 100% after sitting in a garage untended for 10 years.
Peter, Peter, Peter, let's not get dramatic. While FI is inherently more reliable than carbs, FI has it's issues too. They clog, they fail, the fuel pump can have issues, electronics fail frequently, bad fuel will cause poor performance, etc, etc, etc. No fuel will let any mechanical thing sit for 10 years without fail.

I think what the majority of folks are saying is that neither of the two items are something that should be the first consideration when buying a first bike.

For the record too, the '03 and up SV is fuel injected (I think Jonpatrick made that statement that SV's are all carb'd).
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i agree with ya patrick.....its HOW MANY TURBOS CAN YOU HIDE UNDER THE FAIRINGS!!!!!
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I have to agree as carbs being great for a beginner bike...

not only for a smoother more power-controlled ride but also for the simple fact that if you don't have a mechanical background you can learn alot in your off riding time. Once you jump to a FI bike that knowledge just grows.

I don't have a problem starting up my carbed 600 after a few months of sitting. Granted on cold rides it likes to idle at about 2k, but it has never let me down, unlike the ever so often tweaks needed for a busa w PCMIII, TRE and all the other knick naks that occasionally glitch.
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you suck at this game Mr. Banner....his name is tomLSTD, not PatrickLSTD

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