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skiracer
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USA
1323 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2020 :  12:30:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What year and model bikes did the Lectron carbs come on?

1976 250 MC5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC

Larry Perkins
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USA
2672 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2020 :  12:47:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I began to see them in 76 but by 77 they were the hot ticket on Pentons as an option. I do not remember any coming stock with them. That is a long time ago though.

Larry P
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skiracer
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USA
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Posted - 11/26/2020 :  1:16:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was my thought too Larry. I donít think a US based company would ship the carbs to the factory only to have the bike returned to the States.

1976 250 MC5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC
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G Ellis
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USA
1060 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2020 :  10:30:35 PM  Show Profile  Send G Ellis an AOL message  Reply with Quote
They did come OEM on these 3 bikes. Came stock on Penton Flattracker GS6 1977 175

Edited by - G Ellis on 11/30/2020 10:08:31 AM
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SouthRider
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USA
398 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2020 :  11:28:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right - they were a High Point accessory item. Not OEM equipment.

We put them on just about anything that had a tuning problem!

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"We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, that we are now qualified to do almost anything, with nothing."

1972 Penton Berkshire 100
1983 Husqvarna 250 XC
2011 Jayco 31.5 RLDS
2009 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax
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skiracer
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USA
1323 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2020 :  07:36:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Gary!

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Originally posted by G Ellis

Came stock on Penton Flattracker, GS6 1977 175, 1976 Penton 125 KTM motor.



1976 250 MC5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC
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skiracer
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USA
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Posted - 11/27/2020 :  07:37:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the response!

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Originally posted by SouthRider

Right - they were a High Point accessory item. Not OEM equipment.

We put them on just about anything that had a tuning problem!

_____________________________________________________________________________________

"We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, that we are now qualified to do almost anything, with nothing."

1972 Penton Berkshire 100
1983 Husqvarna 250 XC
2011 Jayco 31.5 RLDS
2009 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax



1976 250 MC5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC
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Pat Oshaughnessy
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237 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2020 :  11:23:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put a Lectron on my 1974 250 Penton that I purchased from Hi Point It ran much better & got better gas milage ! I still have the Lectron & the box it came in.
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Timothy Walls
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USA
22 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2020 :  1:09:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Orderd one to be put on my 1976 jackpiner . So I think the dealer just keept my Bing . Ran great . One day I was riding across a gravel pit the bike just quit . Got off to see why - the Lectron was just hanging by the throttle cable . The intake was just a piece of radiator hose . Sliped it back on , tightened the hose clamps - and I was off !

Timothy Walls
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Carl Hill
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USA
297 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2020 :  2:32:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a lectron for 175 if anyone is interested.
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G Ellis
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USA
1060 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2020 :  6:04:20 PM  Show Profile  Send G Ellis an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Carl I might be interested. Price?
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skiracer
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USA
1323 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2020 :  07:50:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,
How old is it? Does it have the power jet? If Gary doesn't take it, let me know.

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I have a lectron for 175 if anyone is interested.



1976 250 MC5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC
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Carl Hill
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USA
297 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2020 :  6:39:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Itís pretty old. Iíll have to check and see if it is power jet. I know the plastic float bowl is cracked. Would trade for a nice Bing for 71 steel tanker
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Carl Hill
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USA
297 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2020 :  5:34:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The one I have for 175 does not have a power jet. I have one for 250 that does. $100 each or trade
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skiracer
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USA
1323 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2020 :  12:06:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Carl, and you send me some photos of both? My email address is jameslubniewski@hotmail.com. Thanks, Jl

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Originally posted by Carl Hill

The one I have for 175 does not have a power jet. I have one for 250 that does. $100 each or trade



1976 250 MC5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC
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KJDonovan
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USA
718 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2020 :  5:54:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know if when Hi-Point offered Lectronís if they also offered a special intake? I ask because I am not all that familiar with Lectrons and I just finished putting one on a 74 250. Itís a new carb and it came with heavy duty rubber connector to connect the spigot to spigot. But there is no way it would fit using a straight intake. I ended up using an angled intake, but I needed to shorten it by a ľĒ so the top of the carb would clear the pipe. Even doing that it is a close fit.

Thanks,

Kevin

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