which s&s Carb do i need for a 1985 fxstc??

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by ron1978, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. ron1978

    ron1978 Active Member

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    me and dad are replaceing carb on a 85 model softail, we want to run a S&S Carb on it but not sure whick one to buy, they have super g, super d etc..
    please help if you can. thanks\

    85 model have kickstart and electric start
     
  2. bartos

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    Hey Ron, I have the S&S Super E and according to S&S that is the recommended carb unless you have a hopped up motor. So if you're running a 74 or 80 ci you should be good with the Super E.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. ron1978

    ron1978 Active Member

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    all stock 80"
     
  4. hobo55

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    Run an E on my 66,79 and 85. Worked well on all of them. Easy to tune IF you follow there instructions. Had a B on for a year or two but it is a longer carb and you hit your knee on it alot.
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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  6. fisherman124

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    the E carb on my 80 1340 motor ,nice carb, jets are real easy to change if u have to.i did mine and never had a good success rate till thr s&s good luck
     
  7. ron1978

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    k, will check into the type e" thanks
     
  8. 1-2putt

    1-2putt New Member

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    The S&S E is a very good choice for your bike. The S&S G has a larger bore which is more compatible with a 100ci or larger motor. Getting the G to run right on a 80ci motor for the street will drive you crazy. The S&S D is mainly a drag bike carb for raceing. I ran a S&S B on a 85' FXEF with great results. On my 88'FLST and now on my 98' FLSTC i'm runningthe S&S B and very happy with the carb.