Author Topic: Front mounted Carb's  (Read 450 times)

Offline GUZZI SVT

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Front mounted Carb's
« on: March 23, 2023, 02:50:51 PM »
I plan on fitting front mounted carb's to my next creation "The Minimalist Bike". I just got the frame back from nickle plating, so things are moving along.

Does anyone know of a way to do this other than having a cam welded up and reground?

I have seen this done on three bike in the past.



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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2023, 02:59:25 PM »
Why do you want to do that?
I thought the whole idea of the exhaust up there was for cooling, arenít you worried about running too hot?
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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2023, 03:28:21 PM »
Do you wonder why it's not the norm?  Where's Roper when you need him, Ha Ha!!
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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2023, 05:20:49 PM »
The rear cylinder on a Ducati seems to manage ok.
He didnít ask if it was a good idea, he asked how to do itÖ

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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2023, 05:20:49 PM »

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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2023, 05:27:42 PM »
Could you put the left head on the right side and visa versa?
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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2023, 05:40:26 PM »
Could you put the left head on the right side and visa versa?
Yes if you can turn the cam around
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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2023, 05:49:02 PM »
That was easier to do with the old 650 Triumph twins, they had exhaust and intake cams, you just needed to put them in the correct position. But why bother unless you ride in extreme cold.....  DonG

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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2023, 07:44:17 PM »
two of those bikes never ran, not sure about the other.

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Re: Front mounted Carb's
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2023, 08:24:45 PM »
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