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Old 07-31-2017, 08:36 AM
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Default Lectron on a 450 XCW

Opinions please

I'm in UP of Michigan and have a 2010 450 XCW. I just had the top end done and the bike is set up well for my use as a snowbike and dualsport and I would like to keep it for a few more years if possible. I have a 300xc now for woods that will take a lot of wear away from it.

Besides a lectron for the winter I'm interested in it for trips to mountain elevations as well.

It costs about $750.

Does this seem like a worthy purchase if I want to run this bike for a few more years.

I know 300 owners swear by them but I haven't heard too much about 4 strokes.

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Old 07-31-2017, 02:02 PM
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I know a guy who knows a guy who talked to a guy who said lectron on 4 strokes work good.

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I know a guy who knows a guy who talked to a guy who said lectron on 4 strokes work good.

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No accelerator pump, I believe. I'd call Lectron. What don't you like about the Keihen?
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No accelerator pump, I believe. I'd call Lectron. What don't you like about the Keihen?
I don't like rejetting for the cold and altitude.
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No accelerator pump, I believe. I'd call Lectron. What don't you like about the Keihen?
Higher idle rpm of 2200ish keeps the Venturi up and compensated for the lack of pump.

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All I can tell you is I like mine. I have a 40mm on my kx500 and it performed awesome for me. I was running a little rich back here in Minnesota and when I went out to west Yellowstone rejected a half turn leaner and it ran awesome! Never touched it the whole trip. It seemed a little complicated at first especially going from a stock carb. But now I view it as simplier. I encourage you to give Them a call. +1 (830) 331-2235 They have always been more than happy to field any questions I had, hope this helps.
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All I can tell you is I like mine. I have a 40mm on my kx500 and it performed awesome for me. I was running a little rich back here in Minnesota and when I went out to west Yellowstone rejected a half turn leaner and it ran awesome! Never touched it the whole trip. It seemed a little complicated at first especially going from a stock carb. But now I view it as simplier. I encourage you to give Them a call. +1 (830) 331-2235 They have always been more than happy to field any questions I had, hope this helps.
2T vs 4T is a whole different kettle of fish. Maybe the high idle makes the difference, but non-AC Pump 4ts suck.
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Default 4 stroke LECTRON

I ran a 40mm LECTRON on my 04 WR450 YAMAHA. I have been a Lectron fan for 30k plus years so I had to give it a try.

When I ordered the carb from Lectron ( the only way to go price wise ) they had just finished a new Lectron Carb model just for 4 stroke singles.

The difference in the 4 stroke model is a separate air mixture adjuster for idle to low mid range so you can run a really clean throttle responsive low end.

Worked far better, throttle response wise, than my worked over bigger accelerator pump three or four needle KEIHIN.

Do you need an accelerator pump for a four stroke carb to work well ? obviously not, the lectron gave me really far better tight trees, jump up the bank, linear power closer to my fuelie bike than the Keihin did.

On my two strokes the Lectron was far more fuel efficient than a well tune KEIHIN. On the 4 stroke, not a big difference in fuel consumption, better, but not $500 better.

When I moved on to a FI KTM, I put the WR back into a dual sport type of bike for resale. WOW, after 4 years of dick'n with the WR cams/lcarb/ignition it was just to hot throttle response wise for pavement or dirt. To make a deal with the buyer , I reinstalled the stock KEIHIN and that mellowed out the bike. I didn't realize on the snow how much snotty'er I had made the old WR450.

Sold the 4 stroke LECTRON on Ebay for $400 first day. Cost $500 new if I recall.
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