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78gold
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SU Carbie

Post by 78gold » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:02 pm

Just after some feedback.
What do you guys reckon a fair price would be for a 1 3/4" SU carbie with manifold and air cleaner.
I am thinking of fitting to my 1200 Sporty as a street tracker project.
I have already got bars,tank,mirrors, seat etc sorted.
ride safe
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Re: SU Carbie

Post by KBG » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:20 pm

78gold wrote:Just after some feedback.
What do you guys reckon a fair price would be for a 1 3/4" SU carbie with manifold and air cleaner.
I am thinking of fitting to my 1200 Sporty as a street tracker project.
I have already got bars,tank,mirrors, seat etc sorted.
ride safe
Nigel

A new rivera su full kit with air cleaner manifold etc. would set you back $739 from Jp Cycles
A mikuni would be under $ 400 for a basic carb only kit
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78gold
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Re: SU Carbie

Post by 78gold » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:48 am

Thanks KGB,
I have seen the new kits for about $600,
I am trying to pick up 2nd hand if can find a good one.

Really like the idea of an SU as hve had em before on a Torana and my old MG.
I actually have a pair of em of my MG in the garage but different to bike ones I beleive.

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Re: SU Carbie

Post by Pygmy » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:02 pm

nigel when I had my sporty a few years ago a mate of mine fitted up I think mini car su carby went well with constant matenance, hasn't tex got one on his shovel.
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Re: SU Carbie

Post by Bearcx » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:20 am

I've heard that SU carbs are notorious for losing their tune. Met a few blokes with GTR XU1's and MG's who constantly fiddle with them.
Anyone heard different?

Not trying to put you off, Nigel. Just reminded me..... :D
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78gold
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Re: SU Carbie

Post by 78gold » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:23 pm

Bear,
I have heard (and experienced) the same untill I got a guy that tuned them right.
Had few issues after that on either my Torana 6Cyl running triple SU's or my MG running twin SU's.
A lot of the problem was with balancing the multiple carbs (from memory).

Looking at running just a single SU here so hoping not such an issue.

Anyway may be a moot point as don't seem to be able to get any info on a manifold to suit EVO sporty.

Now looking at the Mikuni 42 as they have only a small Mod to fit Evo.

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Re: SU Carbie

Post by Bearcx » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:09 pm

Yeah, that sounds right........balancing was the issue. Obviously not an issue. Brain freeze. :shock:
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