1200 Fuelie vs 1200 Carb motors


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1200 Fuelie vs 1200 Carb motors

Postby sw3dl1 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:41 pm



Anyone know if there is a diffrence between 1200 Fuel Injected motors as opposed to 1200 carburated motors.
Can the methods of fuel delivery be changed between the two, i.e.Carburate motor a fuel Injected motor or change a Fuel Injected motor to Carburation.
I've found a pretty decent Fuel Injected motor, minus the fuel injection system I'd like to put onto a Carbuertored bike, will the carburetors and manifolds bolt on and run?



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Re: 1200 Fuelie vs 1200 Carb motors

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:12 pm

On paper (the parts manual) they look the same. I'm thinking that if you remove the intake (from elbows back to the air-box) from the EFI engine, and bolt on the carburetor rack from the "standard" engine, and put the whole engine in your frame, it should run perfectly. If you were going to try to put an EFI engine in the frame, I'm thinking you'd need to take the ECU and some other parts along with the engine...

So short answer is, in my opinion, no problems.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: 1200 Fuelie vs 1200 Carb motors

Postby sw3dl1 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:33 am

HawkeyeGL1200 wrote:On paper (the parts manual) they look the same. I'm thinking that if you remove the intake (from elbows back to the air-box) from the EFI engine, and bolt on the carburetor rack from the "standard" engine, and put the whole engine in your frame, it should run perfectly. If you were going to try to put an EFI engine in the frame, I'm thinking you'd need to take the ECU and some other parts along with the engine...

So short answer is, in my opinion, no problems.


Hawkeye,
Thanks for the info. I'm not sure what direction I'm going to go with this just yet. As you are aware, I'm looking at doing a 1200 installation in an 1100 frame. The more I think about it the more I think a fuelie would be an interesting project. I was going to picking up a 1200 parts bike to make the conversion so that I had all the electrical pieces and the 1200 wiring harness if needed. If I do the fuel injection system I believe the wiring harness will be a must.
Again, thanks.

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Re: 1200 Fuelie vs 1200 Carb motors

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:42 pm

The 1200 FI computers are becoming harder and harder to find in good condition. They don't last forever, and when they die, they can be expensive to replace. Just something to keep in mind.

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Re: 1200 Fuelie vs 1200 Carb motors

Postby sw3dl1 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:09 pm

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind..

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Re: 1200 Fuelie vs 1200 Carb motors

Postby deanbw » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:43 pm

I could be wrong.....happened before, I got married once, but I thought the carb and fuelie motors had different pick-up wiring. Someone will tell me if I'm full of crap, but I thought I read something about that. I know the 84 was different I'm not talking about that, I think there is more to the fuelie.




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