Carb

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Rubberside down, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Rubberside down

    Rubberside down New Member

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    Ive just recently bought a 03 sporty 883 anniversary. Everyone I talk to tells me S&S is the must reliable and maintenance free. In your opinion will the S&S carb be good for a novice.:small3d023:
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Nothing Wrong with the stock carb... I doubt the SnS will give you much more on an 883...

    If you want more power? Plan to go 1200 CC's conversion and nothing will give you more power than adding cu inches. Use the stock heads you have on that 883 if you do. Just do a carb jetting and maybe exhaust for POWER.......:rofl

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    What he said!:bigsmiley12:
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The stock carb seems to work well on the 883 sportster mine has been up jetted to deal with the screaming eagle air cleaner and performance exhaust system
    However in my environment the stock carb does not work so well with the larger volumes drawn by a 1340 cc engine and does ice up regularly
    I have used mikuni hsr carbs on my 2 big twin bikes and over the last 7 years they have proved to be very reliable
    I can therefore recommend the mikuni hsr as an aftermarket carb
    Be aware that modern fuels are hard on rubber and plastic carb parts and regular cleaning and maintenance helps but a carb rebuild using the correct rebuild kit can solve many issues especially if the carb is 10 years or older

    Brian
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Your carb will support 80+ h.p. with just a few mods, AND be smoother than the S&S throughout the rpm range.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    What has already been said, The stock 883 valves out flow better than 12000, The CV is a great tuneable carb
     
  7. Rubberside down

    Rubberside down New Member

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    Outta sight, I think I will start with a jet kit and new pipes. Thx
     
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    Rubberside down New Member

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  9. CandyCarrie

    CandyCarrie New Member

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    Got the same ride and did upgrades last year. Put on thunderheader 2 in 1 pipes, screaming eagle air filter, jetted carb with slick little custom kit off ebay that worked fantastic. Performance is truly outstanding, really blew me away when I first rode it. Has lots of extra power now where it was needed most such as passing and rides real smooth... really no need or desire to upgrade to 1200! There's a photo in my album if you want to see how thunderheaders look.