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I have a 2001 RK 88, in which I installed 204 cams a while back (already had the ignition and air cleaner and exhaust) but I was never really happy with the performance. The motor ran nice don't get me wrong but it just didn't seem to reach it's full potential. I tweaked and changed jets on the stock carb and yada yada yada. I finally picked up an HSR 42 Mikuni and what a difference. The torque is REALLY noticeable now. Wish I had done this a long time ago.
 

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fresnohog said:
I have a 2001 RK 88, in which I installed 204 cams a while back (already had the ignition and air cleaner and exhaust) but I was never really happy with the performance. The motor ran nice don't get me wrong but it just didn't seem to reach it's full potential. I tweaked and changed jets on the stock carb and yada yada yada. I finally picked up an HSR 42 Mikuni and what a difference. The torque is REALLY noticeable now. Wish I had done this a long time ago.
Yes, Mikuni carbs are nice. The instantaneous throttle response really puts you in touch with the engine. Much better feedback, and they are a joy to tune. Such a well designed carb. A great upgrade that doesnt cost an arm and a leg.
 

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Glad to hear someone else feels the difference. I do not think I gained a great power change thru the rpm's but as to response after I first installed it, the bike wanted to leave without me until I got the feel of it. :duh?:
 

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I put one on my last ride and loved it, I have one waiting to go on my current one when I do the 95 upgrade . The rejetted CV is OK , but I like the Mik better
 

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Had oneon my '98 RK, just wished they made a cruise control model for my '03 EGC. Good luck with yours!!!
 

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but as to response after I first installed it, the bike wanted to leave without me until I got the feel of it. :duh?:
Definately. The first time I let go of the clutch the bike was gone. Kinda took me by surprise.
 
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