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Lectron Fuel Systems Interview with Brooks Tomblin - Episode 10

October 25, 2019 Kyle Brothersen
Dirt Bike Channel Podcast
Lectron Fuel Systems Interview with Brooks Tomblin - Episode 10
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Lectron Fuel Systems Interview with Brooks Tomblin - Episode 10
Oct 25, 2019
Kyle Brothersen

https://www.lectronfuelsystems.com
https://www.dirtbikechannel.com/lectron-carburetors

Brooks Tomblin and I talk about the performance carburetors they produce for the dirt bike fanatics out there.  

Company has been around since 1974 

Company advertises: Better fuel atomization, better throttle response, better fuel economy. 

What is your history with dirt bikes?  

Can you give us a brief history of Lectron as a carburetor manufacturing company? 2014 dirt bike application timeframe? Street bikes and drag racing... 

Without sharing the secret sauce, how does the technology of your carb work to allow a dirt bike rider to ride their Lectron installed bike at sea level and 12,000 feet without tuning?  Sounds too good to be real. 

This audience is all about dirt bikes, but can you tell us some of the other applications where your carbs are being used currently if any? 

This year you have made improvements and released a new and improved version of the 38mm Carb.  How do you go about testing and improving your products?  Do you Dyno the bikes?  Flow test?  How does it work? Flow bench testing. They are also testing on the dyno.  Also sent the carbs out to the beta test riders. 

What changes were made to the carbs this year going to the H-series? Full 4mm of taper on the new carb, among other things  - added 60% of taper on the bore - tons of testing and refinement.  

What are the main benefits (as you see them) for installing your product for a dirt biker? 

2 stroke vs 4 stroke. I’m guessing that you are selling more 2 stroke carbs due to EFI technology being more mature on the 4 strokes, but do carbureted 4 strokes get the same benefits with Lectron Carbs as the 2 strokes do? 

Metering rods.  Seems like if I switch from KTM to Beta, or Honda to Yamaha, all I really need is a different metering rod installed in my Lectron slide.  Can you tell us why this is the case?   

With KTM moving to EFI technology on their 2 strokes, what does that mean for your company?  How do you stay relevant in that market climate?  What are the plans for the eventual hit in sales 

Bonus: What about electric bikes? 

Show Notes

https://www.lectronfuelsystems.com
https://www.dirtbikechannel.com/lectron-carburetors

Brooks Tomblin and I talk about the performance carburetors they produce for the dirt bike fanatics out there.  

Company has been around since 1974 

Company advertises: Better fuel atomization, better throttle response, better fuel economy. 

What is your history with dirt bikes?  

Can you give us a brief history of Lectron as a carburetor manufacturing company? 2014 dirt bike application timeframe? Street bikes and drag racing... 

Without sharing the secret sauce, how does the technology of your carb work to allow a dirt bike rider to ride their Lectron installed bike at sea level and 12,000 feet without tuning?  Sounds too good to be real. 

This audience is all about dirt bikes, but can you tell us some of the other applications where your carbs are being used currently if any? 

This year you have made improvements and released a new and improved version of the 38mm Carb.  How do you go about testing and improving your products?  Do you Dyno the bikes?  Flow test?  How does it work? Flow bench testing. They are also testing on the dyno.  Also sent the carbs out to the beta test riders. 

What changes were made to the carbs this year going to the H-series? Full 4mm of taper on the new carb, among other things  - added 60% of taper on the bore - tons of testing and refinement.  

What are the main benefits (as you see them) for installing your product for a dirt biker? 

2 stroke vs 4 stroke. I’m guessing that you are selling more 2 stroke carbs due to EFI technology being more mature on the 4 strokes, but do carbureted 4 strokes get the same benefits with Lectron Carbs as the 2 strokes do? 

Metering rods.  Seems like if I switch from KTM to Beta, or Honda to Yamaha, all I really need is a different metering rod installed in my Lectron slide.  Can you tell us why this is the case?   

With KTM moving to EFI technology on their 2 strokes, what does that mean for your company?  How do you stay relevant in that market climate?  What are the plans for the eventual hit in sales 

Bonus: What about electric bikes? 

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