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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 09:46 PM
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I tested both EFI and carb when I bought my bike.The carb version was smoother.The EFI had a "surge" when I opened and closed the throttle for a split second .A carb version came up for the right price and I got that ,I would have taken an EFI model though.The EFI seemed to have a bit more power from the get go but after modifying my carb version I'm happy.EFI fuel comsuption is a bit better I think but I'm getting nearly 20 KPL so I'm happy with that.
I would just take the best one available.EFI or Carb.

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 11:01 PM
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My carbed '07 runs flawlessly. EFI might start a little quicker after storage. Had an in-tank fuel pump fail in a car; needed a tow so I trust a carbed bike a bit more to be reliable.
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Some of the newer motorcycles (not Triumph in particular) sold in the US are pretty lean in spots with EFI. Having said that it sure is nice to experience immediate starts!
Carbs can be adjusted to take any flat spot out of the fuel curve if there are any. My BMW EFI bike exhibited flat spots on gentle acceleration and it always bugged me.
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Some of the newer motorcycles (not Triumph in particular) sold in the US are pretty lean in spots with EFI. Having said that it sure is nice to experience immediate starts!
Carbs can be adjusted to take any flat spot out of the fuel curve if there are any. My BMW EFI bike exhibited flat spots on gentle acceleration and it always bugged me.
I've got a '02 America. It can sit in the shop all winter. Open the tap, pull the choke and spin it over. Starts in about 3-5 seconds. A tip = I always run the carbs completely dry if I am going to park it for any extended period. When I open the fuel tap, I wait about 20 seconds or so for the carburetors to re-fill since it is just gravity feed. Draining the carbs keeps the jets from clogging. ...J.D.
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Had an 04 America for 8 or 9 years. Never had a problem with, or had to mess with, the carbs(or the bike). I live in a pretty cold climate and I can only recall a failure to start once in all those years. Now I have a '10 America EFI and it runs great, starts easily, and gets significantly better gas mileage than my old beloved '04 (36-40 mpg '04, vs mid 40's with my '10). Either carbs or EFI - you can't go wrong, whichever! Enjoy
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Test rode a couple of different efi carb felt like efi had a little more punch once up and running couldn't tell the difference
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Just remember that a lot of the Carb models are 790cc not 865cc. That is also part of the difference when test riding just make sure you are comparing 865 carb vs 865 FI. America 865 2007 and newer Speeedmaster 2005 and newer.
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They are nearly giving away leftover / closed dealer '15 / '16 Americas in New England. Consider new vs used depending on your budget. Also, wifey now has >15k miles on her '13 EFI America, loves the bike. Just did 1st tires, sprockets & chain. She has screen, TORs, bags on ez brackets, top box, lowered progressives, mustang seat & it's near perfect now she says.
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there are brand new EFI America LT''s in the northeast area ( 2015's and 2016's) Wife just picked up a new 2015( 2 miles) for $7699. Green River said they knew of some still in the crates. look them up Greenriver Powersports Gil MA. Tell them one of there customers gave you the info. Good People. Jerry Horn

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I'm an old carb guy and pretty proficient in Amal, Mikuni & Keihin and Colortune but my HD is my very first EFI bike and MY GAWD what you can do with a Powervision AND a real dyno tune is flat amazing! Sure made me a firm believer and I'm not going back! However, I'm looking at an '07 carb tomorrow but if there is ANYTHING as good as a 'Powervision' for the EFI Triumph, I may stand down and wait for an '09+. Is there a thread on here on 'EFI Tuners'?

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