Lectron Fuel Systems VS Stock Carburetor
I have been riding 4 stokes for the past couple years but recently picked up a 2019 Husqvarna TX300. Pretty much the first thing everyone says is “get a JD jet kit man! Jetting sucks on the Mikuni carburetor but a JD kit will make that bike run perfect”. So I got a JD jet kit. Being new to two strokes I was pleasantly surprised how simple and easy a two stroke engine is to work on, including the carburetor. The JD kit gives very specific instructions on what needle, jets, and clip position for the elevations, temperatures and altitude you are going to be riding at. Very easy to follow and understand. Getting at the carburetor and making these changes, even out in the woods, is quick and simple. I was pleased with the JD kit, but not 100% satisfied. I got my new bike running great but I knew it could be better. After experimenting with over 40 different needle, jet, clip positions, (under load, out on the hills)…I had to settle on a setting that worked the best for my general riding. Unfortunately if I got into big temperature changes, or elevation changes…bike starts running poorly. Very frustrating to say the least. If I only rode track, same spot all the time, JD kit in the Mikuni would probably suit my needs. Once you feel the performance of this engine though, you want it all the time. It’s a bummer when you drive 4.5 hours to meet up with friends to ride a new area, only to have to adjust your ride style to accommodate your under performing carburetor.
I would like to add that I hear plenty of guys claim to know just how to tune their carburetor if they are going to ride a different area with different ‘Air’. You hear them say “turn the air screw half a turn this way or that, or change a clip position to keep bike singing”….well good for you, have fun constantly tinkering. Not my fight to teach an old dog new tricks. I am used to the ease of fuel injection, grip it and rip it…bike running strong every time you fire it up no matter where your adventures take you! That’s what I want with my TX300. Side note…why didn’t I buy a TPI bike? Answer, because they are heavier, period.
Well enter the Lectron Carburetor. If you don’t know how it works, go read this and then come back: https://www.lectronfuelsystems.com/tech. This is a review of my experience with it’s performance. Well, get ready for a simple review, it works fantastic! With minimal adjustment, I had my bike pulling from idle all the way through the power band and not signing off early. After I had spent so much time playing (literally hours) with my Stock Mikuni carburetor….I was a little dumb struck. I had lost track of how many times I pulled my gas tank in the woods to change a clip position. I was assuming the Lectron would require a lot of adjustments. I had read quite a few reviews from random people online saying they tried a Lectron and it sucks and they went back to stock carburetor. I most often saw people saying that you will lose top end power, and I saw may of these people say things like “I don’t ride on the pipe much anyway so that’s fine if I lose some top end” Well this review is here to call BS on all that. The Lectron Carburetor is marvelous addition to the two stroke engine. I gained the most power down low, and maintained all my power all the way to the top. I have a ridiculously steep hill climb in the woods at one of my favorite riding spots. It works as the perfect test for top end 'on the pipe’ power under load. My bike screams up it with the Lectron better than ever. It took on small adjustment to the power jet to get it perfect and I haven’t touched it since. My most recent ride was high elevation in 6-10 inches of snow running studded tires. Bike ran perfect even though I was thousands of feet higher and in extreme cold.
Okay, so whats the down side of the Lectron carburetor? I guess the cost…something like $450-500. Other than the fact it costs money, I can not think of anything negative about it. Every negative comment I read before buying one (which had me on the fence about the product for awhile) simply wasn’t true for me, every comment. Every complaint I can think back to that people write about it can have a simple alternate explanation. It’s very simple to install, easy to adjust, works across all elevations, temperatures, oh yeah, and I am getting better mileage with it! I will say I am glad I gave the stock carburetor a try, and by no means do I think the JD kit is bad. I just think the Lectron Carburetor is the best and I would encourage anyone who is on the fence to pull the trigger. That is if you want a hassle free, smooth running moto with perfect fuel delivery and great mileage.