All that said 'tho.....How much did all those various fixes end up costing? I think that there are a lot of bikes out there that are fine. Then again, a few that have headaches, those are the ones we hear about the most. For me the biggest reason to change is in the future i want to build the engine and everything i've heard about the MM efi is the limitations when doing builds. In supposed same apples vs apples comparisons the MM has a hard time getting 90 hp/tq whereas carbed bikes routinely do low 100s. My deciding factor was not having to download a map anytime a change was needed. Seems like changing a jet seemed easier & less shitt to go wrong.My '01 Ultra was trouble free.........for about two years. Then it started acting up, and NOTHING seemed to fix it. I tried PC, PCII, PCIIIr, TFI/DFO, some kind of Terry Component O2feedback processor gizmo, and the SERT for M&M. I had two dealerships dyno it, and one independant shop where the dyno guy was very familiar with the M&M and it's quirkyness. And while the bike ran great rolling out the dyno room door, shortly thereafter it would start acting up again.
So I went with the Zippers conversion kit. After a few problems getting the bike set up and dialed in and some turn signal isues, it now runs better than ever. Since installing the Zippers kit, I've had the bike at two dealerships and one independant shop for various work. And they all say that it is one of the nicest running bikes they have ever ridden.
Tim,All that said 'tho.....How much did all those various fixes end up costing? I think that there are a lot of bikes out there that are fine. Then again, a few that have headaches, those are the ones we hear about the most. For me the biggest reason to change is in the future i want to build the engine and everything i've heard about the MM efi is the limitations when doing builds. In supposed same apples vs apples comparisons the MM has a hard time getting 90 hp/tq whereas carbed bikes routinely do low 100s. My deciding factor was not having to download a map anytime a change was needed. Seems like changing a jet seemed easier & less shitt to go wrong.
Mark, How are the classes going? What's your summer schedule?
Yes your cruise can work. You need a carb with a cruise wheel. The CV40, some CV44s, I think even S&S has a cruise compatible carb. I think there is a kit out there for the Mikuni?Tim,
Thanks a lot for all the great information!
Yes my bike does have cruise control, will it still work after doing the conversion to a carb?
I have a service manual for my bike and will be having a good look at it per your suggestions.
Classic has a point that should be considered for sure. Your "Average Joe Mechanic" at a dealership probably will whine when faced with it because it's not OEM. Most of those guys don't want to touch anything that's not HD plug n play.Here are a couple of posts that might help you along the way to a carb solution....
I would DEFINITELY not go the route of $1,900.00 to an aftermarket EFI system.....oh man no one will work on your bike....and no one will have a clue of what's going on....you would be an island to yourself.....with OUT any shade trees....if you think PALM TREES provide little shade....lol wait until your on a island where the PALM TREES have no leaves.....lol Mr. "Shade Tree Mechanic" I can see it now....ummm bike is acting up going down the highway.....you have to pull over......4 other guys riding with you.....and they say "what's up" and you say....something is acting up.....and it's my aftermarket EFI system....laughing AFTER they strangle you.....lol you undoubtedly be on the back of one of their bikes riding too close for comfort....and all of it could have been avoided by.....yep....you got it....lol....going to carb....lol.....laughing.....
Here are some threads on folks converting to carb from MM EFI......perhaps this will begin to allow you to read some thoughts on what others are experiencing:
lol "Dr" Classic....lol.....very very funny.....whatchu talkin about willussss!!!!!! lol
Yes. The options are:To all those who posted to this thread. is it possible to convert the MM EFI to the later type. or is it to expensive to bother with. the reason I ask is that I have a 2001 FLHTCUI that has to have to whole wiring harness replaced due to fire and was wondering while doing all this if I should convert this thing to a more reliable setup or just keep it the way it is. My friend just bought this one so I have no idea on its history.
Horsepower inc has the injectors that you think you need. You should be good enough for any build with a 4" crank.I have a 2001 MM EFI bike and am looking for the Screamin Eagle "Green" injectors. These injectors came installed in the Screamin Eagle manifold # 27615-00. I have installed the Horsepower Inc throtle body and want increased fuel. Any help?