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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Moving to elevation with a carb'ed bike

So I think I'll be bringing my 95 electra glide to colorado from Chicago. Elevation here and where I'll be riding most is 6,000-9,000'. I'm assuming the carb is going to need to be rejetted? How hard is this to do? My only experience with tuning a bike is on dirt bikes.
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If it has the stock CV carb it will be fine.
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Does the CV carb come stock on the 95? The bike is definitely all stock...
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Drop the price a few grand and ya wouldn't have that problem. Lol

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Bike is with me in CO now, rode it today up to 9,500' and it was fine although it's definitely a dog. No way to get a speeding ticket on this thing! Ken, I would but similar year 'glides with 40,000+ miles are selling for $6500-7500. I'm going to ride it for a bit and if I don't like it I might drop to $7,500. I really want a late model ST1300.

This thing definitely has a lot of character though! That's kind of what the jap bikes lack. It starts first try and sounds like a beast too.
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