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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Need advice, heading to the Rockies

I have a buddy with a 2000 Night Train, with the stock HD CV carb. We are planning a trip to Grandby, CO this July and he is worried about taking his bike to elevation (we are at ~1000' in NE). He doesn't want to do any damage due to wrong jetting for altitude.

Anyway, is there something we can do to get him set up for the mountains, or are there dealers in Denver that offer to set up bikes and reset them for this reason?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 02:19 PM
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THe Cv carb is engineered for that type of elevetion any bike will be starved but it sould not be a problem
It could be a problen if you were running a high perormance machine and a regular carb but the cv is meant to open up more if needed it was a great carb in its day and still is to bad the EPA federal stinking govement has to get in and mess it all up

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I had a CV,but mine was re-jetted for a cam. I never had any problems. They were a great carb. Call up a dealership & see what they tell you.


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I have a 2003 Low Rider with a CV 42mm Mikuni. I have been over the rockes several times. I spent 10 days in the rockies, I fouled the plugs once in Cripple Creek, CO, but was told to use lower octane fuel, and it would stop. I did, and it did. I have carried a spare set of plugs ever since and have never used em. If you don't need to choke it, don't choke it. I live in the IL, so that Night Train should be fine.


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I've heard the low octane thing before. And, my experience "out West" is that you can't find high octane gas anyways!

I've ridden all over the West with old carbed bikes. Yeah, they get a little puny over 10,000 ft. Ride on!
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Same advice here as everyone else. Been up there from arkansas a few times on a Fatboy with a CV carb and never had a problem. Don't do anything to it, just ride.
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supposed to run premium anyways ....but the ethenol and oxy fuels can screw up performance

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Take some Coors!!!

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Your bike will do fine.

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........ get the 16oz cans. ..... the 12r's are cute, but ultimately just more work.



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