85 fxstc carb jetting question??

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by ron1978, May 27, 2011.

  1. ron1978

    ron1978 Active Member

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    Hello, I'm running a 1997 cv carb on a 1985 model soft tail , what jet size do you guy recommend , running open velocity stack, and shotgun pipes,
    It cranks easy, and takes off great, but while rideing at highway speeds it cut out a little and such, it will also spit back through carb sometimes at take off,
    Thanks
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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You can start with a #46 low jet and a 185 main jet. Raise the needle with 2 #4 washers and it should be good.
     
  3. ron1978

    ron1978 Active Member

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    Hey glider do you have pictures of were to add washers?? Thanks
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  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Use this link Ron..

    Harley Davidson Community

    Glider is gone sleeping cause the M's Beat the NY Yankees.. M's 4 NY 3
    he said "NY would squash them like a bug".

    signed....BUBBIE

    the main jet needle
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Ron

    The link Bubbie posted, it's #174 that shows the needle where the washers get installed under the head of the needle. You must remove the top of the carb and lift out the needle retainer, then the needle to install the washers.