View Full Version : 94 Sportster Top Speed / Tuning issue

04-10-2014, 3:03 PM
Hey all, I have a 94 sporty 1200. Bought used with low miles; needed some work (gaskets). Bone stock the thing seemed to top out around 88 mph in 5th. I slapped in the CVP carb tuning kit (used main and idle jet sizes recommended by CVP), aftermarket air cleaner, and some cycle shack slip-ons. Now it sounds/feels like its topping out at 80.

I've been riding for 7/8 years but this my first Harley so i thought it was just how their smaller Twins worked, I hear people saying they have carb'd 883's stock going 100+ and 1200's going 120 plus with ease and power to spare. I'm just wondering if anyone had any advice on what could be wrong with my bike or where i should start? or if i should just find a good tuning shop?

I live in the Los Angeles area, if anyone knows decent tuners for a good price to recommend if i cant figure this out i would appreciate it

Also, if anyone wants to post pics/top speed and the setups on they have that would be rad

04-10-2014, 3:25 PM


04-10-2014, 4:22 PM
@bitpusher haha that things crazy. is there a build on this? in curious as to whats going on with the the monoshock setup

04-11-2014, 10:55 AM
build thread here... http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26352

i recently gave her a makeover to prepare for LSR.



04-11-2014, 7:55 PM
man i fucking love that thing!

Trash-this is only my anecdotal experience and i'm no mechanic, but when mine was doing similar things i was running way too rich and it was bogging down when it was wide open. does it feel like it runs fine at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle, but when you crack it all the way it seems to lose power?

p.s.-when my bike was an 883 it seemed to max out right around 100.

04-30-2014, 4:08 PM
My 03 883 has seen 110 on a couple occasion. Just a K&N filter, a rejet and V&H's slip ons!!!

04-30-2014, 4:12 PM
fix the cracked diaphragm on the top of the carb and the throttle slide will open all the way :P

04-30-2014, 5:49 PM
What do your plugs look like ? Timing ?
Compression, spark, valves ? When all that is right move to carb jetting

04-30-2014, 6:21 PM
i dont know if its been covered, but what gearing? etc etc