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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Which Vulcans are carburated?

As I'm out looking at bikes, which VNs are carburated? The 750, the 500 and the 800 classic... are there others? The Drifters?

What is the pro/cons of carburated vs. fuel injected? FI I think is supposed to be less hassle and maintenance and also more efficient but then again I've been learning a lot about carb work so I don't really want to have to start over and learn FI stuff.

What are everyone's thoughts on the matter? Stay with carbs or get the heck away and get to FI? Doesn't matter?


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Past VNs: 92 VN750A, 98 VN1500A

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All the 750's and I believe 800's have carbs, The 1500 depending on the year were carb or FI. I think that the 900's are all FI bit I may be mistaken.
I have a FI Nomad 1500, advantage is when I did my earshave and exhaust I lust put on a fuel processor and can plug in my laptop and change it.
Don't have to pull out the carbs just download a new fuel map.
Also FI's you don't have as big of a problem of jets plugging as the fuel is under pressure and will blow out the gunk with a seafoam treatment.
FI is also a little bit more responsive to the throttle.

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