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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:38 pm 
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A LARGE harley owner showed me his new POLISHED mikuni and air filter setup which cost him £600 :roll: It has started having problems with running right which i feel are the intake seals , but have said nothing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:41 pm 
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The big question now is should I spend £300 on a Mikuni or should I just stick with the standard ,has anyone fitted one and noticed a great difference?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:54 pm 
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My first s1 had the jet needle ground down to a fine point and went well , not sure who set the carb up , but it went well. wrote the jet sizes down somewhere.. decent fuel helps .


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:33 pm 
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All the fuel now is shite it reeks havock on my old bikes.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:48 pm 
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ogri211 wrote:
The big question now is should I spend £300 on a Mikuni or should I just stick with the standard ,has anyone fitted one and noticed a great difference?



Yes they run properly.
New Mikuni now stop talking about it.

Andy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:54 pm 
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spondon440 wrote:
ogri211 wrote:
The big question now is should I spend £300 on a Mikuni or should I just stick with the standard ,has anyone fitted one and noticed a great difference?



Yes they run properly.
New Mikuni now stop talking about it.

Andy

Thats the sort of straight answer I like I was offshore for Christmas and new year so I owe myself a Christmas present.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:35 am 
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:? Where`s Jazbutcher when you need him


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:48 pm 
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Carb ordered from USA £310 from ebay all import duties paid.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:10 pm 
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ogri211 wrote:
The big question now is should I spend £300 on a Mikuni or should I just stick with the standard ,has anyone fitted one and noticed a great difference?

I see you already ordered it. But as for the benefits...The biggest difference will be throttle response. The HSR is the better of the 2 and any of us who have done performance mods have reaped the benefits of going Mikuni.

For normal every day putzing around even riding around like a dickhead, there actually wasn't anything wrong with the Keihin and a Mikuni wouldn't show appreciable differences for responsible riding habits, though it is easier to adjust and get it right for your fuel, altitude and weather if you never leave your post code. As a traveler that rides from sea level to 14,000 ft all over my continent, I had a fondness for a good CV carb on my RS and RSS since I never had to make an adjustment going from the hot beach to the highest roads covered in snow in a matter of 24 hours.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:42 am 
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Thanks for that Im sure the one I got was Mikuni HSR42 Smoothbore 42mm Carburetor Carb Easy Kit Harley Sportster XL 42-11 which I think is the correct one. I have a list of jobs to do on my bike before the Spring, new swing-arm, oil pump gear, chain tensioner , carb and some mods to my exhaust pipe to accept the correct mounting so should keep me busy for a few days.

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