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Online FlaHeatWave

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Best Starting Carb for Knuckle??
« on: April 10, 2017, 03:26:49 PM »
A friend is putting a Knuckle together and needs some advice on what is the best starting Carb??

Don't really care about max performance just want easy starting and smooth running...

I mentioned the CV Kehin...

Any and all suggestions are welcome!

Please include details of what Carbs /Setup / Jetting/ Manifolds Adapters, etc...you guys have had good experiences with??

Thanks,
Ed

Also any other "tips" "secrets" or "fixes" for the Knuckleheads in general would be greatly appreciated :up: :up:
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Re: Best Starting Carb for Knuckle??
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 05:53:04 AM »
Don't know if this helps but, I used a s&s shorty E on my '46.
.0295 / .072main
Used some old manifold (don't remember whose) that went from plumbers fittings to 2 bolt carb.
Spaced out the carb to clear the 3.5 gal tanks with stock looking air cleaner.
Used stock twist grip. Replaced stock throttle wire inner with braided cable to work with carb.
Usually gave it one squirt, key off, one kick, key on, slight crack on the throttle and kick.
Started pretty good on fresh engine.
Should have kept that bike😩
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Re: Best Starting Carb for Knuckle??
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 06:11:16 AM »
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Re: Best Starting Carb for Knuckle??
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 06:35:53 AM »
S&S "E" would be a fine choice for that application.
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