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Im trying to find the proper spike air cleaner to fit my 2001 fatboy, but i do not know what style carb it has. was just wondering how to find out what i need

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The original carb for the '01 Fatboy was the Keihen CV carb. There are several aftermarket carbs available but if your bike is basically stock in reference to the induction system, the bike has the Keihen carb. Look on the side of the carb, you'll have to take the air filter backing plate off to see the side of the carb.

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Steve

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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