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Lectron Carbs

OK guys this may be a screwy thread but I have not seen anything in the Forums regarding Lectron Carbs. I am most likely going to leave my 1991 900ss basically stock--( for now) But I see people talking about Mikuni's -Keihen's etc. and lots of talk about jetting. Now first I have no idea if the Lectrons will work at the angles that our carbs are mounted, But Lectrons do not have jets to change out -just a couple of adjustment screws--in fact you can change all manner of settings while the carbs are mounted and the bike running -I have used these before on my 1972 BMW race bike just to play with ( they are not legal to run in AHRMA) and they seemed to work great. So has anyone here ever tried Lectrons before with any luck? I am all for trying something unusual just to see if it will work, but I dont want to spend the time & $$$ if someone else has already found that this will not work.
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The Electrons have been around forever. One thing I think might be in favor of using them on an SS is the fuel pump. I think higher pressure in the fuel line might help this type carburetor perform better. You may want to consider changing the restriction pill in the return line to adjust pressure available at the carbs .

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get some, fit them and report then we'll all know.

there's a new variant called smart carb too.

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Fro those who haven't heard of Lectron carbs, here's a link to their "tech" page which discusses their "jetless" design.

https://www.lectronfuelsystems.com/tech

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I just think these could be one hell of an option on our bikes, My plan is to contact Lectron next week, the main question I have is -Will they work mounted sideways lol--If they have to be mounted vertically to operate then I am out of luck--but with a constant operating fuel pump they may be fine, But thats for another day--I'll post the answer next week when I find out.

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I believe Lectron sponsored Kenny Roberts long ago. In browsing their site, it seems to be devoid of many (if any) street applications, they seem to center on mainly off road stuff. Zero pertaining to Ducati.

I'm wondering if Federal EPA tampering and (quite stringent) California regulations and legalities haven't neutered the street portion of their business. Of course FI rendered the production street bike carburetor obsolete long ago, the march of time and all that.

But still lovin' the simplicity of my carbed mid 90's SS, though.

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I have looked at their website and there is alot of stuff they cant even sell in Ca. --Personally I could give a damn about Ca. I just wish it would fall into the ocean sooner then later lol. But regarding the carbs, I am thinking about performance more then anything not whether it's Eco-friendly --but realize these 900ss carby's dont exactly have a ton of H.P.to start with, I did find a post from a few years ago where one person had used 40mm Dellorto's with good luck but it took him a while to get it dialed in. So If Dellorto's work--why not Lectrons. I already have an email into Lectron to see if the will work properly laying down. If so this may be something for me to try, if they will not work in that position --then maybe I'll do with Dellorto's--(since I have lots of them in stock lol)

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We fought with those damned Lectrons on dirt bikes back in the '80s.

No jets, just change out the needles when you need to make a major change. And those pricks aren't cheap....or in stock at a dealer.

Naw, I'll stick with Keihins, Mikunis and Dellortos.

Heck, I'd rather have a pair of Amals than Lectrons.

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Heck, I'd rather have a pair of Amals than Lectrons.
whoa, show some form of mercy, will 'ya?

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Well this I can say --the Lectrons are a damn sight less expensive then the Keihin FSR's & I have used them in the past--they are the cats ass--again the biggest question is going to be if they will work properly at the angle they have to mount. If they will work at those angles --I'll put them up against the Keihins any bloody day--but then this is just something I am pondering for the future. I have Dellorto's, Flat slid Mikuni's -(non-CV) & the stock carbs-I know how these will work--again this post was to see if anyone had tried the Lectrons before--Not to listen to people bitch and moan --& Amals --are you out of your mind--I have bikes that use Amal carbs-& Amal GP carbs -& bikes that run Fischer Amal carbs they are fine for the application they are intended for --but performance aint it.

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