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TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« on: February 15, 2013, 08:48:17 PM »
Very interesting read

Here is the fourth page where the ride test is undertaken and reported on

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/round-two-of-the-other-carb-types-lectron.29488/page-4

There are 20-odd pages more which I will read over the comming week but from early on this thread suggests the SC and LECTRON perform very similarly

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 09:21:35 PM »
Interesting read,thanks for posting.Things had suddenly gone quiet on this front so it will be interesting to get more reports as well. 8)

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 10:15:49 PM »
We have some Smart Carbs on the way as well for testing

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 12:10:30 AM »
Excellent.It will be good to get the TSM take on them. 8)

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 01:03:54 AM »
We're hoping to get some dyno runs in with the YZ, we'll be sure to do runs with/without the smart carb

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 01:44:39 AM »
I wonder if the supposed benefits of the smart carb would be seen on a dyno?

I've been following the Lectron thread on CH, and they sure sound good, but I'd prefer that people live with them for a year or so, and see if they're still enamored with them, or if they switch back to their regular carbs. People have a way of getting excited about stuff prematurely.
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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 02:27:17 AM »
I wonder if the supposed benefits of the smart carb would be seen on a dyno?

I've been following the Lectron thread on CH, and they sure sound good, but I'd prefer that people live with them for a year or so, and see if they're still enamored with them, or if they switch back to their regular carbs. People have a way of getting excited about stuff prematurely.

X2.When you shell out that kind of cash,you sometimes just want it to work so bad.....

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 03:14:06 AM »
Not sure how much more time or evidence is needed... seems pretty independent to me. The Lectron is pretty inexpensive and probably would be better use of money than a pipe.
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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 03:51:14 AM »
One guys thoughts does not a conclusion make. :) Lectrons have been around for more than 20 yrs.There are reasons why they never found favour in the dirt world.

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 03:54:57 AM »
My experience with the TMX is that it is a pretty "boggy" carb most of the time and that similar (but perhaps not as great) improvements could be realized by just going back to a VM series Mikuni. I'm curious, is Lectron back in business? I'm restoring a couple of vintage bikes and a SC or Lectron might look good hanging off the back of the cylinders.

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2013, 04:26:22 AM »
One guys thoughts does not a conclusion make. :) Lectrons have been around for more than 20 yrs.There are reasons why they never found favour in the dirt world.

Lectrons old owners were drag racing fans so that's why we never saw them because they didn't advertise them in our disciplines and they had no idea how to set them up for other disciplines.

Ownership changed adequately years back and their goal was to get lectrons into all disciplines of motorcyle racing through exposure and updated the carbons metering rod

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2013, 06:52:11 AM »
The guy who's selling them on CH must really believe in them. He does offer a money back guarantee, if you're not happy with it.
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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2013, 07:26:30 AM »
I was never a fan of the TMX.I'll be interested in the end results v. a well sorted PWK.
Around here,most Lectrons were used for roadracing and the consensus was very good top end but little else.There were some pretty good tuners involved at the time.Things may be different now though-or no.We'll see.

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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2013, 07:30:03 AM »
 That may be true Ford, but times have changed and more than one guy has bought one..... if you fitted one on your crusty Yamadog, it just may allow it to stay within site of the zoot capri Maicos.  :P
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Re: TESTED: SMART CARB VS LECTRON VS TMX
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 09:02:09 AM »
Pointless.In the old days I was always looking for more power.These days,I'm forever looking for ways to slow old blue down and make her more manageable.If the smart carb works out how I figure it will,I may have to buy one just for those reasons.If not,I may just have to say the H with and buy a Koestler-but I'm not quite that slow yet.  ;D
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