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Old 07-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Which year did Harley Davidson start using EFI?

This question came up in another post and got me curious.

I know the Sporties started in 2007, what about the Dual Cams?
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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I saw some '05 softails with EFI so i thought it was based on the family, but then i found this article. according to it, 2007 is when it became standard equipment, but has been available as an option since 1996.

Here we go, I just found this article:
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Harley Davidson’s sportster motorcycle is the first Harley Davidson range of bikes which come with EFI installed. This started in the year 2007 itself. EFI is Electronic Fuel Infection, which comes as original Harley equipment in bikes like FLH, Buell’s, Dyna’s and Softails all offer EFI since the year 2007. An EFI was always an option since 1996 but technological changes and a concern for the environment has caused Harley to make advancements in the direction of producing bikes with EFI already installed.
source: blurtit.com/q612837.html
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:06 PM   #3
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Yikes? I'm saying that's incorrect?! When I bought my 2005 Low-Rider I had a choice of carbureted (FXDL) or EFI (FXDLI). I choose the former. Come 2006 I'm saying normally aspirated H-D's were history - it was EFI or nothing?! As far as the Twin-Cam Big-Twins, I'm saying the 88-TC came out in 1999, and the 96-TC in 2007?! Well, if I'm wrong (maybe???) I'll take my punishment like a man and not to get my official Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Steak & Kudos Pie for dinner (yeah, I wish ), cool ?!

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Old 07-13-2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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The old Magnetti-Marelli fuel injection used in the 90's was lousy. Idle problems galore, and not a very robust system either. Absolute junk.

The new EFI which debuted in '99 (I think) is far superior.

I don't know where the information in Motormcycle's post originated,but it's wrong; if your Harley has fuel injection, it came from the factory that way. They've had factory installed FI systems since '96.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:25 PM   #5
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I don't know where the information in Motormcycle's post originated,but it's wrong
yeah i put the url under the post but i could not make it a link since i'm new here.

thanks for the posts.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #6
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I don't mean the link won't work, I mean the information is wrong. Harley has factory installed FI for years. At first, you could only get it on baggers, but when they started using Delphi's system, you could get it on baggers and Softails, and now you have no choice, I think it comes on everything.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:39 PM   #7
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All that I do know is that my 2000 Ultra has it and it works fine.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:33 AM   #8
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I was told that it was an option with they came out with the 88ci and they made it standard on the 96ci. I dont know how much truth there is to this but i'm just a newbie!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:09 AM   #9
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The first production Harley-Davidson to have fuel injection was the 30th anniversary Electra Glide Ultra Classic in 1995.
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Harley 1st used Fuel Injection on a limited edition Ultra-Classic in 1995. The following year it was an option on all touring models. They continued using the problematic Magnetti-Marelli system up until 2001, when they switched to Delphi. FI became an option on all models except Sporties, until 2007, when Harley stopped using carbs, and FI was used on all models.
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I think the correct answer might be 2007, because at that time carbureted was no longer offered?
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #12
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I know of a 99 Road King that has EFI
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In 2001 FI was offered on Harley Softails
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1999 Twin Cam 88' EFI.
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