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Offline zook

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Lectron carbs, any good?
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:59:19 pm »


Lectron carbs, any

Hi Wilddoggers, these lectron cards a good idea to instsll on a KTM 640?
Quite n paar rand!, any body got experiance or info or opinion on these carbs?
Any advantige on fuel consume and high and low altitude?

 

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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 05:26:16 am »
Brilliant on 2-Strokes in my experience. Cannot say for 4T, Thumpers etc but excellent product, finish and after sales support. Generally plug and play, need very little jetting adjustment for altitude etc, and good economy.
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 05:30:43 am »
Agree on the 2 stroke,  makes a vmx like a mod, but not cheap, what are they quoting, a buddy found a 2nd hand one on e bay half the the price and still worked great
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 12:42:39 pm »
Ah, another 'new' brand of carburetor.
Remember Edelbrock?
Gone now, same like a few other elusive carb brands.
By all means go for it, but perhaps also, or rather better, consider Keihin or Mikuni ?
Good things, spares available, jets ditto.....

Please do NOT believe Lectron's blurb, some rubbish pertaining to 'our carb works on volume' rather than 'vacuum' like all other carbs do, making their carbs look different.... because that's a pertinent lie!
All carbs work on vacuum hence - yes, hence! - volume i.e all work exactly the same, look up Bernouilli's Law - and now I hope you'll be able to grasp that, zero offense intended or implied pls.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2019, 12:50:29 pm by BuRP »
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 12:50:16 pm »
Ah, another 'new' brand of carburetor.
Remember Edelbrock?
Gone now, same like a few other elusive carb brands.
By all means go for it, but perhaps also, or rather better, consider Keihin or Mikuni ?
Good things, spares available, jets ditto.....

Edelbrock alive and kicking as far as I know.
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Offline BuRP

Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 12:51:18 pm »
Edelbrock alive and kicking as far as I know.

You're out of date by what, 2 years?
Gone bru, no spares either.
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 01:01:59 pm »
Oh Zook,

another thing.
Flatslides are good for high rmp - by which I mean a high rmp of intake pulses.
A 2stroke by definition does this with 'half the effort' than a 4stroke, and to compensate for this often velocity stacks (meaning tuning required!) are used on the latter.
Your 640 'trundler' (again, zero offense) will be better off with a round slide carb.... which you probably have now?
Dunno that bike, but if it has it then you now know why  ;)

Look here...
http://www.deejay51.com/HONDA%20HALL/HONDAHALL%20RC115ENGB.JPG
.... that's a 4stroke revving 22,000 rpm, with indeed (although short) velocity stacks.
Those were the sixties, indeed flatslides used, but the thing did "idle" @ 6000 rmp or thereabouts.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2019, 01:12:24 pm by BuRP »
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 01:09:06 pm »

You're out of date by what, 2 years?
Gone bru, no spares either.

Edelbrock in SA you mean? They still alive and well in the US
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 01:13:46 pm »
Edelbrock in SA you mean? They still alive and well in the US

Nope they're not..... at least, we are talking motorbikes here aren't we?
None available, but for multi-barrel automotive things.
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 01:19:48 pm »

Nope they're not..... at least, we are talking motorbikes here aren't we?
None available, but for multi-barrel automotive things.

Ah yes well that could be. Just saw the name and thought hang on.. they still going strong afaik (for cars that is at least)
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 06:03:24 pm »
Ah, another 'new' brand of carburetor.
Remember Edelbrock?
Gone now, same like a few other elusive carb brands.
By all means go for it, but perhaps also, or rather better, consider Keihin or Mikuni ?
Good things, spares available, jets ditto.....

Please do NOT believe Lectron's blurb, some rubbish pertaining to 'our carb works on volume' rather than 'vacuum' like all other carbs do, making their carbs look different.... because that's a pertinent lie!
All carbs work on vacuum hence - yes, hence! - volume i.e all work exactly the same, look up Bernouilli's Law - and now I hope you'll be able to grasp that, zero offense intended or implied pls.

Sorry but not a "new brand" - been around since 1974 and actually have a very good reputation in racing.
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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2019, 08:01:44 am »
I have dealt with Lectron.  Very good tech support, but it takes a while to sort issues out, as there is a bit of a time difference.  If you explain your application, they will set the carb up for you to 80% level at least.
 

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Re: Lectron carbs, any good?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 11:21:33 am »
Ah, another 'new' brand of carburetor.
Remember Edelbrock?
Gone now, same like a few other elusive carb brands.
By all means go for it, but perhaps also, or rather better, consider Keihin or Mikuni ?
Good things, spares available, jets ditto.....

Please do NOT believe Lectron's blurb, some rubbish pertaining to 'our carb works on volume' rather than 'vacuum' like all other carbs do, making their carbs look different.... because that's a pertinent lie!
All carbs work on vacuum hence - yes, hence! - volume i.e all work exactly the same, look up Bernouilli's Law - and now I hope you'll be able to grasp that, zero offense intended or implied pls.

Sorry but not a "new brand" - been around since 1974 and actually have a very good reputation in racing.
fok I was thinking if that is a new brand I am still young 😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
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