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Discussion in 'Other CV Performance products' started by theobick, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. theobick

    theobick New Member

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    I bought th CVP NDL65 needle from CVP. I believe this is the same needle used in the 88 sportster. I also bought the CVP Velocity Needle. Trouble is they came in little baggies without any markings to tell me which is which. I got them to tune a 95 Dyna and would like to know which one I am installing for future reference. One is about a sixteenth inch longer than the other and is shiny. The short one is dull finish. Can CVP please tell me which is which?

    Thanks
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    kenfuzed Administrator Staff Member

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    The N65 version needle has a groove cut around the outer edge of the head and has a bright finish. The other needle mentioned has the amber coated finish.
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    Thanks, I am able to differentiate them now.
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    Velocity Needle?? How does this stand out from a standard needle??
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    kenfuzed Administrator Staff Member

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    Depends how you define "standard".
    The Velocity needle is engineered to be slightly richer just off idle compared to most stock needles yet not go overly rich in the middle. They are designed based on 3 steps with tappers placed between each to achieve smooth transitions as the needle moves.
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    Ok? My indy really thinks that the main culprit of my fuel issues is due the N65c needle that I have in it. In order to remedy that he wants to use a kit from "Cycle Werks"? that uses an adjustable needle. I am not thrilled that he wants to use this but it seems that I am running out of options. Do you have any suggestions??
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    JB what is your bike doing? carb wiss i mean
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    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    There are two threads that discuss this. Go to either "First Dyno Pull Ever." or "Stock Needle." I have dyno numbers and AFR numbers posted in the first dyno pull ever thread...
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    now that you have new pipes
    leave the needle alone and
    change the pilot jet down one
    size and see how it runs.
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    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    I am really interested in this needle that Ken is talking about. Sounds neat...
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    kenfuzed Administrator Staff Member

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    The newly added subject regarding another manufacturer's needles and Cycle Pro products has been moved to it's own thread. This forum is for support of CVP products only.
    [PAGE="http://bike-talk.com/forum/motorcycle-tech-talk/17466-aftermarket-clip-style-needles.html"]Adjustable needles[/PAGE]
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