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Old 08-22-2012, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best aftermarket carb for 1200 sporty

Anybody know the best carb to put on a 1999 1200cc sportster? I might get an aftermarket or rebuild the old one
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why? For what reason do you need to change it?
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Rebuild the old one. It's a good carb.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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CV40 is a good reliable and easy to service carb, i vote you keep it
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Rebuild the old one. Rejetting when you do may be a good idea if you already did the air cleaner and pipes and are running a little on the lean side.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree too. Unless you are really looking to do major engine mods and want to race it, the stock carbs worked well as long as they are clean and nothing broken that you can't fix. If it's in good shape, rebuild it. That's what I do with mine!
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sweet thank guys! I did the air cleaner and pipes (both screaming eagle) a while ago. Are there different size jets? If so which is recomended?
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Sweet thank guys! I did the air cleaner and pipes (both screaming eagle) a while ago. Are there different size jets? If so which is recomended?
Stock is a 42. Go with a 45. The main jet is likely OK as it is. If not increase by one size. (If a 165 go to a 170 to start.)
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't off the top of my head remember what size jets yours would be stock, but I want to say go up 2 sizes on each, but I may be wrong, Dave63 is the guru for CV carbs here, I think he could literally rebuild one in 15 minutes with one arm tied behind his back and while juggeling.

he really does know every part, and part number of that carb, hopefully he will jump in here soon
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hopefully he will jump in here soon
nevermind, he did while I was typing
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