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Say you had to choose between two bikes. One is liquid cooled but carbureted. The other one is fuel injected but air cooled. All else being equal between the two bikes, which one would you choose?
 

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I'm able to do my own maintenance on carbs, but have never worked on injectors, so my choice might be the carbureted bike. On the other hand, I could learn to work on injectors, be the liquid cooling would be great to have.
My current bike in air cooled and carbureted.
I also ride my bike through winter though so I would have to research where the liquid cool would be an issue in winter. i.e. prevent the bike from warming up on really cold days.
For you, I guess it would have a lot to do with the weather where you live. I think the liquid cooled vs air cooled is probably more important than the fuel mixture delivery system.
 

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In that case, my opinion is that you'd be better off with the liquid cooled bike.
Is this hypothetical, or are you looking at a particular bike?
It's a little bit of both. I am looking at two bikes (one carb/liquid cooled the other FI/air cooled), but they're different makes and models. I didn't want to mention the specific bikes as to eliminate as much bias as possible to get opinions for the original question.
 

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Understood, but I'm only interested in everyone's opinions on which of the two (liquid cooled or fuel injected) they believe is the more important feature. I'm not (at this point) interested in anyone's opinions on the actual bikes themselves.
 

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Each has thier pros , and cons . No coolant hoses / mess ... vs higher running temps ... Or Less weight , Each designed with performance , quality control , riding styles , in mind .
Thats why I have several of each .. Or , different strokes for different folks .....
 
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