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just seeing if anyone has seen this done before?
i'd like to tuck the carb in a little closer, and honestly i think it would just look pretty neat. other then making a custom manifold, anybody see any problems? i imagine the angle of the intake bends may cause some issues, and re jetting will be necessary.
thoughts?
 

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The intake is going to get warm from the cylinders and rob you of some power. The tight turn to get to the ports is going to worse than a panhead. This is the point where form kills function.
 

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Okay yeah a lot of ideas do not function as intended and just look good. You got me there! I was just trying to give the OP some info I came up with pertaining to his question. I'm all for trying new stuff, so I will second you Bob on going for it! 76JOSH let us know if you do it and the results. Good luck.
 

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I have done it before, but serious port modification is needed. I made the ports face each other, than fabricated a manifold like the O-ring Panhead intake. I have recently had to add a primer to the manifold to ease starting, since the carb now faces downhill on the left side.
 

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You can turn the heads 180, and move the front head to the rear and the rear head to the front. it also, takes a lot of machining to do, but it was done on at least one XR 750 back in the day when the first XR 750s where still iron headed.
 
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