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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 12:36 AM
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FI or Carb.....which do you prefer?

any pros/cons......I know carbs have trouble at high altitudes right?

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Re: FI or Carb.....which do you prefer?

I prefer the fuel injected models.

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FI is great. On paper.
In the real world of river crossings, etc etc when you have a problem a carb is so much easier to deal with.
After a deep crossing a while back I had water in my fuel system (Tank as well) got home by repeatedly draing the carb bowl. FI is not such an easy task.
That's how I see it anyways
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Re: FI or Carb.....which do you prefer?

I am in the middle of a FI conversion. This system is very basic compared to most FI set-ups. It has less vacuum lines and electrical connections then the stock carb does. The only moving part in the TBI is the injector.

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EFI is great for the trails because it's immune to vibrations and angles. However, it's bad for the trails because if anything goes wrong with it, you're screwed. Carburetors are simple and easy to repair on the trail if anything goes wrong with them.

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Re: FI or Carb.....which do you prefer?

i had fuel injection on my 90 samurai, loved it, and never had any problems with it on the trail, but after running it hard thru water and mud holes, on the way home afterword it would give me all kinds of problems. seems like the water really affected it, but it never left me strandid, it just dove really crappy and slow on the ride home.

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Re: FI or Carb.....which do you prefer?

hey man, i ran carbs for the longest time. but i AM NOT a carb man. hate workin on them. finally swapped over to efi on my rig. bestest mod i ever did to my rig. got motor n efi from a 95 tracker with 85,000 miles. absolutely love it. yeah, if something goes wrong, you may well be stranded, but if you take care of maintence, shouldnt have problems. if you notice crappy gas milage, check it out. dont just let it go, preventive maintence is the key. just like some stupid billhilly (me) who didnt keep the fluid changed in his rear axle. well, lets just say, i am now paying for it.
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FI is the bet for hills and cold starting no pumping the gas at all- I have a weber on my toy- id love toss it, since in so spoiled driving the little FI car


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Re: FI or Carb.....which do you prefer?

I'm about to find out as I just purchased my first fi. I've had and still own the carb and loved them all, I'm just getting my 90 zook on the road and soon on the trails heard horror stories both ways. However if it flips over I won't have to worry about fuel spilling out and starting a engine fire and worse total, loss of a great zook.

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