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Old 08-11-2009, 07:11 AM
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Non-xs-carbs, who, what, and do they work?

I am just wondering for winter project ideas already who is using a non XS carb does it work well/better/worse how difficult was it? is there anything out there with a lot of bang for the buck or can you do just as well banging away at these 30 year old carbs?
1979 Standard F, At least I think it is.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:53 PM
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fj1100 carbs

I have 85 fj1100 carbs on my 78 they are almost plug and play just need to rig a bar mounted choke system and push pull throttle, as for fit they are easier to intstall than stock
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:53 PM
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I'm using ...

on my G, VM33 Mikuni round slide smooth bores. They work fine with the header and pods. Weren't as good before installing a set of pods though.

Frankly for my kinda' 'take it pretty easy' style of riding, I much prefer the stock BS34s as long as they're in good condition and properly set up.

FWIW, I have seen and heard and even tweeked on Garth's bike with the FJ carbs and if I, myself, were going to need some different carbs, that is what I'd be lookin' for.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:46 PM
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One HSR45 Flat-Slide carb.

Very tunable, Lots of accelerator pump to reduce lag.
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Restored 1196cc Turbocharged 211 BHP @ RWL

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Old 08-13-2009, 11:43 AM
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1985 Yamaha VMX12n "Max X" - Stock
1982 Honda XL500r "Big Red" - Stump Puller. Unknown mileage.
1974-78 Honda XL350 hybrid - The thumper that revs. Unknown miles.
1974 Suzuki TC/TS125 hybrid. Trials with trail gear. Invaluable. Unknown miles.
1971 Honda CL350. For Dad. Newtronic Electronic Ign. Reliable. Unknown miles.

1982 XS650
1980 XS1100g
1979 XS1100sf
1978 XS1100e donor
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