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Old 7th January 2018, 04:55 PM
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Default carb vs injection

now that the z750 is sold its time to torment myself with looking for a new bike.

i was talking to a friend and they said to avoid the carb model on the pre 2000 cbr 600s

can someone explain to me the downside to carbs over injection?
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Old 7th January 2018, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

There's nothing wrong with a carb bike.
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Old 7th January 2018, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

Harder to tune if you mod and any fi bike I've owned didnt need throttle bodies balanced as often as a carbed one. Generslly speaking i found fi easier to start in cold weather.
Overall theres no real reason to avoid carbs.
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Old 7th January 2018, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

You need to use the choke for about 2 minutes on cold start and the fuel consumption is a bit worse but you get none of the surging that goes with earlier efi.

I definitely wouldn't avoid a cbr with carbs, I did over 50k on a hornet with carbs which is basically the same engine and it never missed a beat.
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Old 9th January 2018, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

I have a cbf600 with carbs.

Power delivery is much smoother than the injected fz6 I have.

Fuel consumption isn't too different.
I was a bit apprehensive in the beginning going from having 2 injected bikes in the past.

Would definitely recommend carbs if you can get a clean bike. .
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Old 9th January 2018, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

The only concern I would have on a carbed bike that old is how are the diaphrams in said carbs. They can be awful expensive if they need to be replaced. Otherwise Carb'd bikes are awesome !!
They can be more vunerable to shitty gas especially with that ethanol crap in it.
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Old 9th January 2018, 09:47 PM
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Had no problems with my carbed cbr 600, found the mpg more than acceptable, great bikes
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Old 10th January 2018, 12:00 AM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

130k miles on me b6 1996. Carbs only cleaned once with cleaner.
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Old 11th January 2018, 05:02 PM
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Carbs are oul hat for a reason
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Old 11th January 2018, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

Join the 21st millennium and get FI. No way I'm going back to carb.
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Old 11th January 2018, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

Injection is obviously simpler and easier to tune but there's nothing wrong with a well set up set of carbs. I have a carbed Blackbird here that's more than capable.
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Old 11th January 2018, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: carb vs injection

Short of age related deterioration issues.
Two years ago I still had my '99 carbed blade. running it back to back against the FI one the carb one had waaay better response and grunt. time and lack of attention certainly hadn't affected it..
Wouldn't be my first consideration against or for a choice of bike
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