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A carburetor system 3 10.34%
EFI is the way to go 18 62.07%
Really don't care either works 8 27.59%
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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I was just wondering what your take was on this .

I have ridden bikes with carburetors in the past and now that I have had the FZ6 for a while which is fuel injected I just think it's hard to go back to a bike with Carb's .
The convenience of cold starts with one click and not having to mess with having to sync carbs, adjust floats, jets etc etc just steers me back to fuel injected bikes lately.

So I'm just a lil curious on what you'll prefer.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

dumb as this sounds I forgot how to add a poll
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

Mine is my first FI bike. I stayed away from FI as long as I could for fear of complicated software, computer, electron problems. My fear became real. The bike is in the shop for intermittent death and no start. Problem is random. Shop still hasn't been able to figure it out. Give me a simple carb machine anyday. I never had problems with carb machines.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

My last 3 bikes have been FI and I'm in the camp that has no desire to go back to carbs.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

Love EFI and never once look back. Tuning from my laptop is so much better

I do still have a carb to deal with on my CRF but it's all sorted out so as long as I don't let it sit to long I'm good.
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

I'm impartial either way. As long as the bike is taken care of either one will last.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:30 PM   #7
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I've just gotten so spoiled with the EFI and the no hassle cold starts. Its hard to think of the days when I struggled with my Yamaha RD350. To sync those carbs was a nightmare and not to mention the fun I had with the good old Electric point ignition system
Now I spend more time riding than maintaining with the EFI system . SO more riding time in todays busy world works for me
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:34 PM   #8
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

I still need to add that poll. It didn't give me any option or I wasn't looking in the right place . So Help !!!!!!!!!! Anyone !!!!

simple poll here 3 options

Do you prefer

a) A carburetor system .
b) EFI is the way to go .
c) Really don't care either works .
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #9
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I've just gotten so spoiled with the EFI and the no hassle cold starts. Its hard to think of the days when I struggled with my Yamaha RD350. To sync those carbs was a nightmare and not to mention the fun I had with the good old Electric point ignition system
Now I spend more time riding than maintaining with the EFI system . SO more riding time in todays busy world works for me
Still supposed to sync most TB's... For cold starts it does work better than some carbed systems.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:50 PM   #10
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

All three of my (running) bikes are carbureted, and the longest they sit without being ridden is a week - 10 days. No problems, except for the two times the Hyosung has been in the shop for more than 6 six weeks without being started. FI would be nice, but I'm not going to change any of my bikes to get it.
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

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I still need to add that poll. It didn't give me any option or I wasn't looking in the right place . So Help !!!!!!!!!! Anyone !!!!

simple poll here 3 options

Do you prefer

a) A carburetor system .
b) EFI is the way to go .
c) Really don't care either works .
According to the FAQ (http://www.twtex.com/forums/faq.php?...l&titlesonly=0) it's supposed to be on the bottom when you post a new thread. But ... I can't see it either.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:11 PM   #12
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According to the FAQ (http://www.twtex.com/forums/faq.php?...l&titlesonly=0) it's supposed to be on the bottom when you post a new thread. But ... I can't see it either.
Didnt see the option either.TG ! I thought I was going crazy
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Didnt see the option either.TG ! I thought I was going crazy
Only going? Well then you should hurry up and get there already!! Craziness is like heaven.
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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

Could you imagine going back to carbs in cars. The Saturday rebuilds, the adjustments, the semi-functional automatic chokes? No thanks, I don't miss the good old days.

I'm happy to say all my bike are FI now.

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I'm voting for low carbs. Atkins Diet has been the only way I've been able to control my weight.


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Old 11-11-2011, 08:24 AM   #16
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Only going? Well then you should hurry up and get there already!! Craziness is like heaven.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:27 AM   #17
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I'm voting for low carbs. Atkins Diet has been the only way I've been able to control my weight.


Glad you answered the real Q I put in the header of this poll heh! heh !

So I take it then by saying low carbs you mean more EFI
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Could you imagine going back to carbs in cars. The Saturday rebuilds, the adjustments, the semi-functional automatic chokes? No thanks, I don't miss the good old days.

I'm happy to say all my bike are FI now.

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Re: Carbs or no Carbs

i much prefer FI. i didnt like messing with the carb in my old klr, and i dont like messing with it in my ktm.
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i much prefer FI. i didnt like messing with the carb in my old klr, and i dont like messing with it in my ktm.
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