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Harley Carb tuning

Harley Carb tuning

Harley Carb tuning

I have a 03 sportster and a 03 roadking that I want to build some custom exhausts. Do anyone who how to tune the OEM carb for a custom exhaust?

RE: Harley Carb tuning

You're probably not going to find the answer here (they tend to reject these kinds of questions). I suggest you pick up a copy of just about any Harley-oriented magazine, such as American Iron or Hot Rod Bikes. Looking back in their files will provide you with info.

For the Sportster, check out the Archives and FAQs at: www.Sportster.org.

Basically, the carb should be good for most exhaust modifications. When you change the air cleaner, however, you will want to richen the mixture substantially. The carb tuning is dependent on intake, exhaust, timing, ignition, etc. It would be difficult to tune for exhaust changes only, unless you did it on a dyno. Then, it's more trial-and-error than calculation.

Good luck!

RE: Harley Carb tuning

I have done some carb work on the Harleys.

I would recommend starting with Dynojet's Thunderslide kit and following the directions.

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