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  1. Gravesdigger

    Lectron tuning / plug heat

    I was asking MoRogers I've fine tuned my Mikuni pretty well but I'm still interested in others setups.
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    Lectron tuning / plug heat

    Well what's your metering rod and stick out?
  3. This makes perfect sense. I'll jump to a 27.5 Pilot Jet and see if it's better. I can always go to a 30 if needs be. This doesn't quite add up to me. It seems like a notch in the slide would add air at idle. Mine runs good off the bottom just doesn't start well cold. Wouldn't that indicate lean? Seems more air would just exacerbate the problem. I believe the JD needle has a more progressive taper than the stock needle I'm still convinced it's an easier profile to tune smoother power with. Unless there's a more compelling reason to run a stock needle? I should also mention I drilled 6-1" holes with pre filters in my number plates at around 10 hrs. This made a significant difference in power throughout the Rev range.
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    Lectron tuning / plug heat

    I think to some extent it corrects for elevation but certainly not extra load requirements. That race was a beast there was no way to know how it would be.
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    Lectron tuning / plug heat

    If you're talking about Rhino Rally, that mud murdered lots of bikes if there is a big load on your motor like mud or sand, expect to richen it up. I took my Lectron off my 19 TX300 I didn't like the way it ran. Took away a lot of hit. What metering rod do you have and how much stickout?
  6. I have a 2019 TX300. Live at 4200ft. Ride up to 7000+ and down to 1700. Stock the jetting wasn't great. Jd jetting and looped overflow hose with red needle. 25 idle 420 main. 1.5 +/- out air screw (depending on conditions.) Worked very well. Then with the combination of Vforce4r reeds it ironed out a mid range hesitation and fuel mileage increased dramatically. But didn't start well in the cold (ran and started great once warm) but anything below 30 I had to kick start it and wait until it warmed before giving it any throttle or it would bog and die. Lectron 38HV with 4-2m metering rod started and idled amazing everywhere and the power was super smooth BUT I felt like it gave up lots of power up top and had a delay in power and could barely lift the front tire without a significant time delay before the hit. So much so that I smacked into the face of a 2ft ledge in St George I was trying to climb and face planted into the bars. Lectron came off. Mikuni back on. Did Carb mods. Drain bolt holes drilled and plastic baffle drilled. JD jet block gasket (OG one failed at 30hrs) and float seat o-ring. Didn't file the slide or crimp the overflow tube. Excellent power. Idles better. More power up top and smoother. Ripped 4th through the banners on the dead engine 100+ bike start at Rhino Rally. Great power. Starts easier (and perfectly when warm) but I still have a slightly hard time with starting in the cold (<30°F it will bog and die if I give almost any throttle before it warms up) any recommendations?
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    I have a few 2018/19-tx/te 300?

    I chose a tx because I like the forks much much better. The TE is valved too soft for me to race hare scrambles and national hare and hounds here in Utah. I'm 165 and amatuer age bracket racer (or vet B in other race categories). No lights, no odo or speedo on the tx. The te is the same as the 2017, 2018 whereas the tx looks like the 2019 sx stuff. The wide ratio trans on the te was nice for singletrack and high speed. (But the wider 2-3 gap had me shifting more in the trees at Cherry Creek races) I'm a little disappointed that the tank is 2.6 (both te and tx now) when it was 2.9 on the older TE (an advantage over the KTM xc and xc-w). I could have made either bike work for me, but utimately I chose the tx because the suspension is closer to what I want out of the box. (It hurt me to think about sending out a new bike for a revalve immediately) and it weighs less than the te and I liked the feel of the carbed bike. I took the headlight and taillight off my te immediately anyway so it was the right choice for me. Just for reference I also have a 2009 yz250 in my garage and I haven't ridden it since I bought this bike.
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    I have a few 2018/19-tx/te 300?

    Just to report. Ran my 19 tx in a sand race yesterday. Mostly wide open throttle everywhere. Low 50*'s F 4200' elevation. 6 -1" holes in the airbox with filters definitely helped power and fuel mileage. Did one 30.3 mile loop and pitted. Second loop I came to pit and my gas guy goes, "your fine-hit it" so I skipped gas and went 60.6 miles without a pit. I'm going to drain the tank and see what's in there but I'll bet I could make another 15 miles. (Which would put me similar if not better than my 15) (this is a 2.6 gallon tank and the 2015 te was a 2.9). Will report back fuel mileage but this is pretty much worst case gas mileage scenario (for me) in a 91 miles whooped out rutted sand Grand Prix style race.
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    I have a few 2018/19-tx/te 300?

    I have had a HV lectron sitting waiting. I'll give it a test after my last race of my desert race season Saturday. But I've heard so many mixed reviews I just don't want to change anything until after the race.
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    I have a few 2018/19-tx/te 300?

    I got a 2019 TX 300 in early June. Came off a 2015 TE300. Took me a bit to get it jetted. JD kit was the right move. VForce4R reed valves really cleaned up the mid and low end. I added airbox vents as it's definitely chocked up. Set your float and put a loop in your overflow hose and you'll see an improvement in mileage as it tends to not be set right and the float is more sensitive on the Mikuni than the old Keihen. I've only ran it to 60 miles on a tank till I chickened out I used to get 75 (not racing) on my TE I never thought my 2015 vibrated, but when I sold it Tuesday I reved it out and couldn't believe it. The new machine is so smooth. The AER48 forks are better than my twice revalved 4cs units. Because of the air chamber spacers my friend's 2018 xc aren't quite as good either.
  11. For what it's worth I just sold my 2015 TE300 today at 205 hrs (4050 miles). Always ran 50:1 Amsoil Dominator and changed pistons every 60hrs on the dot. (I like Namura hyperutectic because they are slightly lighter and I feel because they're cast they expand at the same rate at the cylinder and the coating on the skirt prevents cylinder scuffing). So it had 25 hrs on the 4th piston. And it looked much much better than that. Like it was still perfect. Jetting is important with these high ratio premixes. I understand you can run these 80:1 with proper jetting... But why??? It just increases cylinder and crank bearing wear. My new 19 tx300 I run at 60:1 but only because I had a bear of a time jetting at 50:1 and it works great at 60:1 (I feel that this is more of a function of the switch from my favorite carb, the Keihen to the new Mikunis TMX). I usually dingle ball hone the cylinder wet with oil and very very lightly just to break up any surface glaze and give it some new crosshatching so the new ring seats better.
  12. Gravesdigger

    Full Review of the 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport

    You're missing the point. It's overly heavy and under powered compared to other offerings... . . . While I'm glad to see Honda back at the table. It's like they've decided to play poker with 1 card less than everyone else on purpose I can't think of a similar offering with more weight or less power. My portly street legal 2008 CRF450x was 271lbs wet. That's with an aluminum skid plate, disc guard, and Cycra wrap arounds. (Remember the gas tank on those are almost 1 gallon more than this new L) And that's a 13 year old design... Even the (5 year old designed) fuel injected RMX450z (272lbs wet) add a few with street legal stuff on it is still lighter. Add hand guards, skid plates and some armor to this new Honda and you'll have a legitimately 300lb bike. No thanks.
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    Full Review of the 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport

    In my opinion Honda is trailing even with this offering. 289lbs and 40hp is what I've read. In what world is that an acceptable weight and power output for a DS? That's 50lbs more than a KTM 350 EXC and 13hp down... With 100cc's less. In a world with bikes like the KTM 500 EXC, Husqvarna 501, and Beta 480, 500, 520 that have hydraulic clutches, sub 235lb weights and 50+ HP... Honda's offering is lackluster at best. If I wanted a street legal Honda DS, I'd STILL buy a 2005+ CRF450x (13 year old design) with 20 less lbs and more power stock than this new L...
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    1995 Kx250 mid engine gasket

    I just used gasket cinch on recommendation of an old guy on a 2001 kx250 case half and it leaks. I've got to tear it back out and use yamabond... Gasket cinch is for coating paper gaskets not on it's own.
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