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Old 01-14-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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im trying to weigh my options for carbs for my shovel project been thinking about a dual throat or mabey a su im looking for style and function also im running short ass pipes let me know what ya think
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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i just put a re-jetted cv on my ironhead, and its never run as good as it is now. iv got open pipes and a hi-flow filter.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:09 PM   #3
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Dual Amals with a downdraft mani.!
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
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The CV on a Shovel is a great combo.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:17 PM   #5
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i ran SU's for years and love them, a CV has a rubber diaphram that has a tendency to wear and get holes, especially in arizona where they have the winter blend that makes rubber components less flexible
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:17 PM   #6
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S&S super E.............Roach.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:39 PM   #7
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who's going to tune it ? it takes more than a little skill to get a non stock fuel delivery system to work properly, especially if there are other modifications to the engine. virtually anything can be physically mounted and made to work but not everybody is capable of doing it.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:48 PM   #8
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Got a S&S on my 76 flh works great, just don't leave the enrichener on to long when you first start it, it fouls the plugs.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:51 PM   #9
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With short ass pipes its gonna run like shit no matter what you run. But the super E is probably the most user friendly carb to tune and install and most importantly START! I dig the SU I'm running, but it takes a little more tweaking and finessing to get right, and still doesn't start as well as a Super E.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:24 PM   #10
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Nobody likes em and that's why there so cheap....Keihin with the andrews accelerator pump work just fine if you aren't trying to build a hot rod
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:46 PM   #11
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Run a 371 Hilborne Injected blower on it !
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:59 PM   #12
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I know all about the lift plunger, know all about the tickler. I've owned 4 shovelheads and ironheads with the super E. All of them started first kick. Haven't seen any SUs can do that, and I'm not the only one in my riding circle thats running one. That said I love the way the fucker performs once its running. But the enrichner circuit and accelerator pump on the E is tits!
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im going with a s&s e thanks
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:36 PM   #14
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i ran SU's for years and love them, a CV has a rubber diaphram that has a tendency to wear and get holes, especially in arizona where they have the winter blend that makes rubber components less flexible
I've heard of that happening, but never experienced it with any of my CV carbs. I've got two that I've run long term. One has about 101K miles on it, the other has 70K miles.

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I know all about the lift plunger, know all about the tickler. I've owned 4 shovelheads and ironheads with the super E. All of them started first kick. Haven't seen any SUs can do that, and I'm not the only one in my riding circle thats running one. That said I love the way the fucker performs once its running. But the enrichner circuit and accelerator pump on the E is tits!
I run an SU on mine and it starts first kick everytime. As long as it has the right needle, no air leaks, adjusted points, timing set right and good compression, should start easily with no problems.


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Old 01-15-2010, 05:23 AM   #16
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just took the su of mine it poked out a bit two far have fitted a 42mm mikuni what a prick of a job but it on there now.
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