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BigWadeS

EFI vs Carbs

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I am wondering if there is a major difference from EFI to Carbs on an ATV. I am looking at possibly purchasing one and trying to find out if there is a noticeable difference.

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i have a 2006 kawi brute force with a carbed 650 v-twin and have not had one problem with starting no matter how cold just have to let it warm up for a good 5 minutes, but you should do that with any machine wether it is EFI or not. If it is going to cost you extra to get EFI, i would say that it is not worth it! But it is nice

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EFI should get a little better mileage. You can fix a carburetor yourself.....I have a carb now but almost all of the new machines have EFI. Haven't heard of much trouble with it.

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Thats another good point, if there r things that need to be fixed a carb is much easier and less expensive to fix! EFI just means more electronics to worry about!

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Carb on my 500 sportsman and it run awesome. Like mentioned earlier you have to let it warm up a while in the winter, but you should do it anyways.

For me up to a grand more just wasn't worth it.

Have friends that have EFI's and they do like them, they have had carbs before and see no difference.

Mark

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I have two 500 sporties one with EFI and one without. the one with carb starts instantly the EFI has to crank for a second even if the ignition has been on for a while. but the EFI has better throttle responce and is easyer on fuel. And both are fun !! my 2 cents

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I have 2 Polaris's, 700 carb and an 800 EFI. The carb I had to jet it bigger to get to not be so cold blooded, now its just fine. The EFI is GREAT, turn the key on , wait 2 seconds till the fuel pump stops, hit start on its running NOW, any temp, any angle, any altitude. Not with a carb. The EFI is way more responsive but both of mine take the same amount of fuel. I would go EFI and my next Sled will be EFI also.

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thanks for everyone's input, I think both would suit my needs so now comes the fun part of looking around. Hopefully be able to report back with some pictures eventually.

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