Technology Elevated 38mm Cast SmartCarb
What is it? The Technology Elevated SmartCarb is a carburetor capable of self-compensating for changes in ambient air density. Put another way, the carburetor automatically alters the mixture when there are changes in temperature and altitude. This functionality eliminates the need to continuously adjust jetting throughout the riding season or when riding at locations with varying elevation. Technology Elevated also boasts that the carburetor improves fuel atomization which leads to increased power, better fuel economy, and reduced emissions. First Impressions The SmartCarb arrived in an elegantly constructed box which ensured it would not get banged around in transit. The SmartCarb itself consisted of cast and billet machined components and came with everything required for installation. Also included was a nice instruction booklet with nearly 60 pages of installation and tuning detail, an extra float bowl gasket, and Technology Elevated stickers. Lastly, on the back of the instruction booklet, all the factory settings were recorded so the customer can revert back to the baseline settings at any time. Applications Anyone with a two or four-stroke carbureted engine could have a reason for considering the Smartcarb. The carburetor could be especially useful for riders who routinely transition through varying elevations or ride in places with large temperature swings since the carburetor automatically adjusts for changes in ambient air density. The Setup I installed the 38mm SmartCarb on the bike I race hare scrambles with, which is a 2007 Yamaha YZ250. The engine is equipped with an FMF Fatty pipe, Rekluse clutch, and weighted flywheel. Apart from these items the engine is stock. The engine was recently rebuilt this past winter and at the time of installation it had 14 hours on it. Installation Installation was easy and the necessary instructions were clearly outlined in the instruction booklet. Anyone capable of performing basic maintenance on their vehicle will be able to tackle this project. During the installation process there were no noteworthy issues or challenges and in total, installation took around an hour. Initial Tuning The design of the SmartCarb and provided installation booklet attempt to make tuning the carburetor as easy as possible. The SmartCarb is designed so that the user only has to tune the idle and low speed fuel/air mixture. The rest of the tuning parameters are set up at the factory and are tailored to the user’s specific make and model of engine. Two easily adjustable features on the SmartCarb can be utilized to make alterations. The idle set screw is used to raise or lower the slide and allows more or less airflow through the carburetor. The clicker adjuster raises or lowers the fuel metering rod which increases or decreases the amount of fuel that flows into the venturi. The idle set screw is simply turned clockwise or counterclockwise to make adjustments. In order to adjust the fuel metering rod with the clicker adjuster, the engine must be off and the throttle must be held wide open. The clicker adjuster can then be depressed and turned until it engages with the metering rod, at which point, the metering rod height can be raised or lowered depending on the direction the clicker is turned. The tuning instructions and recommendations presented in the instruction booklet are thorough, detailed, and laid out in a way that makes them easy to follow. For the sake of the review, I attempted to set aside my personal tuning experience and perform the process as a relative newbie, relying primarily on the provided instructions to make tuning decisions. I spent an afternoon carefully studying the tuning instructions and test riding the bike before I was satisfied with the state of tune of my Yamaha. While my overall impression of the tuning instructions is favorable, I did feel in some instances the instructions were too literal. Once I got the low-speed mixture dialed in the engine ran excellent. Power delivery was smooth, the engine sounded good, and there were no signs of rich or lean conditions anywhere throughout the throttle range. After accumulating enough runtime to feel comfortable that a spark plug reading would result in an accurate assessment I pulled the plug and took a look.The spark plug confirmed what my senses and past experiences have told me was a properly jetted two-stroke engine. In Action I have spent around 15 hours of riding and racing my bike with the SmartCarb installed. Initially, I set the carburetor up on an 80°F day and have ridden in temperatures as high as 93°F and as low as 45°F. I participated in five races, each of which had different types of soil conditions, which subsequently loaded the engine differently. Most notably, in the last two races I participated in, the courses were littered with deep sand which caused the engine to run hotter than normal. After my first tuning session I anticipated some adjustment may be necessary once I really put the bike through its paces. The first race was a good test for it and led me to make further clicker and idle adjustments. I found that when tuning it is very important to tune in race like conditions and keep the engine up at operating temperature. The biggest challenge I faced with the SmartCarb was maintaining a consistent idle. This may sound alarming, however, there is a caveat to this. The Rekluse clutch I have installed puts more load on the engine and has an impact on how the engine runs at idle and low speed. I have been working with Corey Dyess, the founder of Technology Elevated, throughout this review to work through this tuning anomaly. Taking his advice I have been able to significantly improve the situation by making small changes to the SmartCarb settings and am now operating in a much better place. We believe we may be able to improve the tune further by installing a fuel metering rod with a different profile, however, at the time of writing, this change has not been implemented. Throughout the race season, apart from the noted idle issue, performance has been spot on. The engine has run great and I never experienced any abnormal mixture conditions. Due to the heavy load deep sand puts on engines I did have to slightly richen my mixture in the last race of the season to compensate, which wasn’t necessarily unexpected. All-in-all I was extremely pleased with the low/mid/top end performance of this carburetor and loved having near perfect jetting in all atmospheric conditions. Pros Excellent state of tune through RPM range Compensates for changes in ambient air density Clicker adjuster makes it easy to qualify how much adjustment is occurring Factory settings are recorded on the back of the instruction booklet Customer support is great Can be tuned with no tools Can be tuned in place on the bike even with an oversized fuel tank installed Minimal adjustments required after installation Cons Tuning instructions cannot be taken too literally Conclusion The Technology Elevated SmartCarb is a good option for anyone looking for a carburetor that auto compensates for changing ambient air density. While I was unable to work all the small tuning details out pertaining to my specific setup prior to concluding this review I am still impressed by the SmartCarb. The fact that jets no longer need to be swapped out whenever conditions change and that the carburetor is extremely easy to adjust is great. Factory support is excellent, Corey is very knowledgeable about his carburetor, and he is willing to help optimize specific engine setups. I am a fan of this carburetor and believe that it could be beneficial to a lot of riders, assuming they are willing to take the time to dial it in.Posted by Paul Olesen on Sep 26, 2017
DANNY LAPORTE: WORLDWIDE OPEN
DANNY LAPORTE: WORLDWIDE OPEN Always following his heart, never having the desire to repeat accomplishments, constantly looking for new, seemingly impossible challenges…few racing careers compare to the epic moto journey of Danny Laporte. Danny is and will always be part of our FMF family. Take a dive into the life of one of the most interesting personalities ever to race on two wheels. Video courtesy of FMF Racing - Uncle Donnie's Flying Machine StoriesPosted by Bryan Bosch on Sep 22, 2017
American Motorcyclist Association announces 2018 professional Supercross and Motocross numbers
September 20, 2017 Motor Sports Newswire PICKERINGTON, OH – September 20, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the professional competition numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the 2018 season. All riders use the assigned professional number for competition. In addition, the current champion runs the No. 1 plate instead of an assigned professional number when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned. When competing in a class other than the class where the championship was earned, the rider must use the assigned professional number. 2018 Top 100 and Career Pro Numbers for AMA Supercross and Motocross * Career Numbers ** New Career Number for 2018 About the American Motorcyclist Association Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today. Source: American Motorcyclist AssociationPosted by Bryan Bosch on Sep 20, 2017
Fly Racing Lift Stand
At a ready-to-ride weight (all fluids) right at 330lbs., my 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R is at the max. weight capacity of the Fly Racing Lift Stand. It's simply too heavy for me to lift onto a fixed position stand, so I took my chances. Outside of its lifting capacity meeting my needs, the key feature that made me want this stand was the damper shock that eliminates your bike coming down with a crash landing and the jack pedal snapping upward like a catapult. Out of the Box The Fly Racing Lift Stand requires some assembly, but just a few nuts & bolts with basic hand tools and a few minutes of your time. No instructions are included, but honestly, they are not necessary. You'll also need a 3mm Allen to lock the adjuster shaft into place that is not included, but I don't know a self respecting dirt bike owner who doesn't own a set of Allen wrenches. Fit & Finish While the stand isn't blow-you-away well made, for just under a hundred bucks retail, there is nothing to complain about. The welds appear strong, the body finish is powder coated, and the thick rubber top is held on with countersunk wide-head rivets. The jack pedal hardware is substantial, using nylon locking nuts, and its foot pedal pad is covered with stick-on, slip-free grip tape. The rubber feet are pre-installed and look burly. Function Once assembled, you'll need to adjust the height of the lift pad for your bike's stature. It's adjustable from 10" to 14", listed as fitting "most" dirt bikes, including my somewhat lower 690 Enduro R. To set the lift height, simply loosen the threaded shaft set screw and rotate the top counter clockwise to the desired height. The top measures 11" X 6.5" and can be locked into whatever orientation suites your application. I do wish that the lift pad footprint was a couple of inches wider so that it made full contact with the entire width of my skid plate. The Fly Racing Lift Stand lifts my portly dual sport without having to jump up & down on the jack pedal and letting the bike down doesn't require a whole lot of force either. As a frame of reference, I live in Florida, we wear flip-flops much of year, and I can operate this lift stand wearing them. In terms of the damper shock, it does a good job of not letting the bike come crashing down. Yes, it's faster/less controlled than say, a car coming down from a hydraulic lift, but I think it works as intended and it met my expectations. In the up position, the rubber footed base is rock-solid on the shop floor, but there is a little play in the threaded shaft assembly. So, the bike doesn't sit quite as securely as on a good fixed stand. Tighter shaft thread tolerances would be appreciated. However, I managed to get a a little "wow" in my front wheel and the bike sat on the Fly Racing Lift Stand with the front wheel removed for a few days without issue. Proof's in the puddin'; the bike didn't hit the floor, including when working on it, so the little bit of play in the shaft assembly hasn't been a material issue. Bryan's Bottom-line My goal was a lift stand for the shop that allowed me to get the big girl's feet off the floor for various maintenance & repair tasks and the Fly Racing Lift Stand has done what I've asked without issue or complaint. And considering that I'm maxing out its lifting capacity, not too shabby.Posted by Bryan Bosch on Sep 18, 2017
Creating the Next Generation of Riders
STACYC, the innovator of the 12” &16” eDrive Electric Balance Bikes is ready to launch it’s Rider Creation Program to dealers in the US. The brand has successfully tested the market for this amazing new product by selling direct to the consumer since Christmas. The response from STACYC riders and their parents has proven that the “idea” was more than just one dads quest to build the ultimate training tool for his two year old son, it’s a movement that will change the way kids learn to ride their first bicycle or motorcycle. STACYC has been able to help parents Share the Love of Riding with their kids earlier and safer than ever before. “We’ve engineered an electric balance bike that has redefined the process of getting kids Proficient on two wheels. The days of adding training wheels to a mini-moto or bicycle for the 2 – 5 year old are over. Our new bikes will engage kids in riding more often. The STACYC can be ridden in the backyard, the cul-de-sac or in the dirt anywhere they would ride a pedal bike. Waiting for the weekend for dad to get off work and take them to the off road park is not necessary any longer. Our vision is to help develop young riders earlier and safer than ever before. The seat time possible on a STACYC is the key. With hours of riding each week, kids begin to challenge themselves often and improve their riding almost instinctually. The skills they learn on their STACYC translate directly to bicycle and motorcycle riding, in turn giving them more confidence in their riding and better chance at pursuing a lifelong, lifestyle on two wheels.” – Ryan Ragland Co-Founder & CTO Checkout the video: https://vimeo.com/223400194 Mike Dettmers, Director of Sales, STACYC, Inc.: "At STACYC we believe that we can help combat the trend that seems to be the hot topic industry-wide. The lack of new blood coming into both the motorcycle and bike industry is not something to take lightly. At STACYC we are a group of parents that are dedicated and passionate about bringing the two-wheeled lifestyle to our kids and others around the nation. Our goal is to bring these new riders and their parents into their local bike and motorcycle dealerships so that they can become part of a community that supports their new passion for riding.“ The first dealers creating new riders in their local community are – Malcom Smith Motorsports – Riverside, CA Berts Mega Mall – Covina, CA Escondido Cycle Center - Escondido, CA Incycle Bicycles – 4 locations in Southern CA AD Farrow Co. Harley Davidson – Columbus, OH WMR Competition Performance – Stuart, FL PH Extreme – Miami, FL Cycle Barn – Marysville, WA Innovation Cycles – Derby, KS For more information about STACYC visit our website and social media channels www.stacyc.com and @ridestacyc on Instagram and Facebook. For Dealer Inquiries reach out to firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted by FMFRacing73 on Sep 18, 2017
Mouthguards while riding bikes
Hi, my boyfriend is a passionate bike racer and his birthday is on this August. When I asked him what gift he wanted for his birthday, he told me that I could gift him anything. I think he would be pleased if I gifted him anything that is related to bikes. Last month, he met with an accident and he fell down from the bike. Luckily, his life was saved. He was left with some bruises on his face. That too could have been avoided if he used any sort of safety measures. He already has a helmet, but he is lazy to wear it. When I discussed this with my best friend, she asked me to purchase custom mouthguards from Mississauga and gift him on his birthday. I think it is a good idea. Is there anybody over here who has used mouthguards before? Was it cost-worthy? Can it be worn while riding bikes?
Google driven ads
Becoming very annoying, just never stop. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Show me your hauler/camper ready for Potholes, washboards, switchback's..
Hey everyone.. I sold my big toyhauler and 2wd tow rig because I want to go further up the fire service roads in Colorado to get away from the campgrounds.. As a bench mark, I would be happy to be able to tow my camper and gear over Cumberland Pass from pitkin.. Im thinking a short <24' lifted gooseneck camper pulled by a 4x4 truck would turn tight enough to make the switchbacks.. But I'm not sure if that's the route I want to pursue.. Show me your hauler/camper ready for Potholes, washboards, switchback's please..
Roczen confirms A1
In latest interview with HRC, he states he'll be at A1. Racing is always better with Kroc in it. Hope it's a fun season to watch. Withstanding a crash, he'll finish the season top 3.
RAC riding meetup thread
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Calling all Charlotte and Surrounding NC Riders
Hello all! My name is Wes Woodin an I'm looking to get a group of guys back together to ride. I have just recently gotten back into riding and my 11 year old boy has to! I used to race District 29 back in the day with Hank Moree, Damon Bradshaw etc. I quit riding back in 2012 due to work and now that I work for myself I'm a little more flexible. I've got my boy riding a KLX 110L and I'm riding a 2018 KTM 450SXF. We both are more track lovers and looking for the best place to ride. We used to ride at TNT in Chester, SC, but I think it closed down when Barbra died. I miss that lady!!!! MY QUESTION??? Where is a good place to ride that is like TNT? A place that has different tracks for different skill levels? My boy wants to ride track, but I want to start him off slower, without discouraging him, and also looking for a place that great for me, more Experienced. Wanting to go today, and don't know where to go? Would love to build a great group of guys to ride and fun!!! Thank for your input and I look forward to riding and having fun! You can always call me at 704-400-0344.
White Mountain UTV Jamboree
This is a great video showing you the White Mountain UTV Jamboree... Can't wait until next year Sept 6-10, 2018 Make sure to watch and share this video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDiICcCv92g&feature=share
Hi guys I'm having trouble finding a cylinder head for a fmj161 I cant seem to find any site that sell anything not even a big bore kit that includes a cylinder head iv got all valves and that just need the head if anyone knows where I could get one from would be much appreciated thanks
Reliable used youth ATV
Any recommendations for a good used and reliable ATV for kids 10 years old. Looking for an ATV 5-8 years old. Thanks
Yz250 or yz125 for a 5'7 guy
The title explains it all. Do I really need to repeat it?
74 honda cl 125 exhaust?
Im building a 74 Honda cl 125 scrambler for my wives first bike and would like to find an aftermarket exhaust for it? Does anyone have any ideas where I could find something that would work possibly a china bike exhaust any ideas would be great.
CB500X talk. New bikes have new questions!
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Yz 85 been sitting over rev
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11 assualt oil pump adjustment
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2-Stroke Yamaha Models
Hey all, I am new to the snow mobile / machine world. Don't know anything about them. I come from the ATV / Motorcycle world. My brand of choice is Honda, but I know Honda never made anything for the snow. My second go to brand is Yamaha and I know they are in the snow business. My question is... Did Yamaha ever make a 2-Stroke snow mobile? If so what models are good to buy used? I am just looking for a single seater sport model. Just looking to have fun with it during the Winter months. All input is appreciated.
Well its time to sighn up for some new classes at high school. They make it seem like you got to already got to know your job when your older and everything. What are some of the careers you have and how much do you make? I just dont know what I want to be when I get older but I would like to make at least $65,000 a year after about 10 years on the job. I dont want to sit at a desk all day and I will probably go to college. I like to be around kids(any age), do athletic stuff. Was thinking about about a P.E. or parole officer but they dont get paid enough. Maybe a physcial therpist but it sound hard to get into. Anybody got any ideas? Whats your job because I dont know of a lot of jobs and how much do you get paid. Thank you everyone for reading! Like this
Hey guys i'm planning on buying a sn hull this weekend it has a pump and gas tank and all cables i really wanna build this ski to be fast but no be super expensive since i'm 15 i don't have a huge budget. I would like to throw a 701 in it with a pipe and possibly mill the head while i'm at work. if anyone has any ideas and advise for my budget build it would be much appreciated thanks!
I have a 1996 xr600r I need some help with long story short I was riding it we road all day bike ran superb got back home and back would not start no matter what I tried everything... I'm puzzled it has good spark and I just recently rebuilt carb... any help is greatly appreciated thanks.... Sent from my SM-G950U using ThumperTalk mobile app