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Good aftermarket carb recomendation? 1981 CB900

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Hey everybody,

I picked up a freebee CB900C not too long ago and found that it was in better condition then I thought! The engine turns with no problem, spark seems good, and the rust isnt all that bad. And the electronics also work completely fine! Its like nothing went wrong! The only areas that really need work are the brakes and the carbs. Right now, I've slowly been rebuilding each carb on it and am getting pretty sick of all of the vacuum operation that this thing relies on. Down the road, I'd really like to upgrade to a more simple and higher performance set of carbs.

The bike is an '81 so it has the newer DOHC setup. Are there any decent aftermarket carbs that will go on this thing? And has anybody put a set of cone air filters on them? I'd like to do that too, I really like the look.

Any help is appreciated!
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You want to swap carbs so you can run pods? So lame.
but not as lame as putting pods on stock carbs so I guess it's the right move.

check out
they have a million different carb options for the DOHC bikes.
If the stock carbs have you wadded that much into a ball you might want to rethink this whole "old bike thing"

The internet is full of people bitching about CV carbs. Most don't know a freaking thing, and are running something stupid.
CV carbs work fine. Easy to set up with the aid of the factory manual.

Changing the carbs will mean you will have to custom tune them to your engine.
Again, if stock is hard you aren't going to like custom.
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