Another Carb Question

Forum rules
Please do not start new topics here, but here: New Panhead and Flathead topics
Post Reply
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:07 am

Another Carb Question


Post by Wreckman »

I am working on my 56 Pan. It has a Bendix carb on it. Should I keep it or get something else? Was thinking about the S&S and it doesn't see like there are many good things posted about them.

Posts: 461
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:20 am
Bikes: 1952 Custom swingarm panhead
Location: Austin Tx.
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 19 times

Re: Another Carb Question


Post by jdpan »

If the Bendix is working for ya, why not keep it? I had one and it totally sucked so I went back to the Linkert and I'm pretty sure thats where I'm gonna stay.

Posts: 94
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:57 am
Bikes: 52 panhead
Location: fowlerville,Michigan
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Another Carb Question


Post by panbagger »

I understand a lot of people want correct parts for there bikes with that being said, I have had an S&S super E on my bike since I built it and never had to do anything to it since the first time it was tuned. I have had that carb on it for almost 10 years. Scott

Posts: 1021
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:10 pm
Bikes: 2008 96" Fat Boy TC
Location: Lynbrook, New York
Been thanked: 144 times

Re: Another Carb Question


Post by kitabel »

A carburetor is not a fashion statement.

Panhead Ed
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:29 pm
Bikes: 1948 FL
1959 FLH chopper
1966 Norton P-11
1968 XLCH
1976 FXE
Location: N/W ohio
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 29 times

Re: Another Carb Question


Post by Panhead Ed »

The S&S super E is a great carb ! even though alot of post claim to have starting issues I have installed many to the delite of there owners and all who are religeous kickers have NO problem... recommend S & S highlly ....... Ed

Posts: 6913
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:09 am
Location: Central Illinois
Has thanked: 112 times
Been thanked: 292 times

Re: Another Carb Question


Post by Cotten »


The Bendix is a good carb.

Face it,
There are no 'bad' makes of carburetors,... only over-engineered ones.

Just my humble opinion,


Posts: 325
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:13 pm
Bikes: 1941wla,1946el,1947fl,1950fl,1959flh,1972flh,4 twinkies,1 evo
Location: oregon
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: Another Carb Question


Post by JR JOHNSON »

hi,keep the bendix/but buy there rebuilt kit, don't buy aftermarket shit kit.
Kitabel,you are rite,people see a fancy carb ,and buy it because of name.the only carb i dislike,took off, took a hammer to it was a tilloson,carb from hell ,made for chainsaws carb.likes to start fire carb,you get my drift carb.....with respect.....JR

Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:25 pm
Bikes: 1961FlHPan 73flh@1983lowrider
Location: Langhorne Pa.

Re: Another Carb Question


Post by 61FLHPan »

If run good with the bendix keep it on i been running a bendix on my 73flh for for 25years it stock there good carb except for a couple little flate spot I run a linkert on my pan

Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:07 am

Re: Another Carb Question


Post by Wreckman »

Maybe I'll save the 500 bucks and run the Bendix for now. There is a long list of other stuff that I need. I love stuffing money in my Pan.

Post Reply

Return to “Carburetor/Fuel system”