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Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: xv67ci.bobber » Thu May 31, 2018 9:31 am

I need to decide which single carb intake manifold to get for my 88 XV1100. My problem is I'm on a very tight budget so I will be using the stock front Mikuni carb which I will modify and re-jet. On Ebay there is searayguy321 who claims the other Ebay'er sewingfiesta from Lithuania ripped off his design! searayguy321's manifold looks terrible while the guy from Lithuania has a very nice manifold. I know there are other intakes out there but funds won't allow that option. Righ now I've got the dreaded lean backfire since I put on the Cobra slip-ons.

Has anybody had any experience with either of these intakes? Also, do I have to use the fuel pump or can I go with a gravity feed?

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Re: Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu May 31, 2018 10:42 am

I believe searayguy’s design was posted here long before he started building them. That said, I’ve read good things about his after the sale service, as well as his knowledge in setting up your carb.
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Re: Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu May 31, 2018 10:48 am

Here’s a review viewtopic.php?f=30&t=56921.

Look thru the Single Carb/Power Adder section for more posts.
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Re: Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: xv67ci.bobber » Thu May 31, 2018 11:45 am

Jake wrote:Here’s a review viewtopic.php?f=30&t=56921.

Look thru the Single Carb/Power Adder section for more posts.

I should have added that I've been reading the posts and the more I read the more I can't decide :;:
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Re: Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: mark75 » Thu May 31, 2018 3:12 pm

roll-yer-own P901, use your carb
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Re: Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: xv67ci.bobber » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:25 am

I just learned something else about my XV1100, I emailed searayguy and he said the early Mikuni carbs are 40mm and not 50mm as I thought. Good thing I didn't just order the first manifold I saw. Looks like it's time to pull my carbs and do some measuring to be sure.
Guess I'm never too old to learn something new! :cl:
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Re: Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:39 pm

KJS is the best that I have heard of.. It's expensive, but you get a new Mikuni carb as part of the package.
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Re: Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: xv67ci.bobber » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:45 pm

Well, I guess one thing helped my decision. searayguy is sold out and has a waiting list 16 long! I've checked out KJS, very nice but as you said it's expensive. And I don't know what to think about the guy from Lithuania? :;: Maybe I'll do some mods and tuning on my carbs for now and do the conversion earlier next spring.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions & help, Ken
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Re: Which Single Carb Intake is Best on a Budget?

PostAuthor: Jake » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:36 pm

KJS has changed hands. Quality and service has gone down from what I have read.

There is another player, he is a member of VTF, sells complete systems. Here is his thread

viewtopic.php?f=208&t=54984

You can find his website on his profile or here
http://www.viragoperformance.us//
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