What carb would you choose for a '03 220?

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What is the best replacement carb for a 2003 KDX220R?

Poll ended at 11:32 am Feb 16 2022

PWK 35 AS (Air Stryker)
4
50%
PWK 33 AS
0
No votes
LECTRON
2
25%
SMART CARB
1
13%
MIKUNI 36
0
No votes
Other
1
13%
 
Total votes: 8

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What carb would you choose for a '03 220?

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Just wondering what everyone thoughts are on the best 220 carb replacement? According to these parameters:

No elevation change factor
Pro Circuit Platinum Pipe / silencer
Stock motor


I have an RB carb on my 200, and its great. As we know they are unavailable. Thx for the replies!! :mrgreen: :partyman: :busted:
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I thought Ron Black was still selling new, modified carbs but would no longer modify an old carb. Of course I've been out of the loop on that for almost a year. If I couldn't get a new carb from Ron, I'd go with Lectron.
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RB carb all the way, hands down! If he isn't doing new carbs still then the PWK 35 AS. I have a Lectron on another bike and I'm not sold on it. Maybe if you like a more mellow feeling bike, and no real tuning after you get it set up, then the Lectron might be for you. Just know they fit like crap on a KDX. Of course, I only change needle clip position on my RB carb from winter to summer and the main only if I ride above 5000" by one size. Super easy carb to tune IMO/IME.
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Looks like RB will sell you a new modified OE or AS carb. I have his carb on my KDX and love it. I have always wanted to try a Lectron.

https://www.rb-designs.com/rb_designs_llc_009.htm
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doakley wrote: 12:25 pm Nov 18 2021 I thought Ron Black was still selling new, modified carbs but would no longer modify an old carb. Of course I've been out of the loop on that for almost a year. If I couldn't get a new carb from Ron, I'd go with Lectron.
As of my last email from Ron in mid August, he didn't have any carbs and didn't know when he would have them, if at all.
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SS109 wrote: 04:34 pm Nov 18 2021 RB carb all the way, hands down! If he isn't doing new carbs still then the PWK 35 AS. I have a Lectron on another bike and I'm not sold on it. Maybe if you like a more mellow feeling bike, and no real tuning after you get it set up, then the Lectron might be for you. Just know they fit like crap on a KDX. Of course, I only change needle clip position on my RB carb from winter to summer and the main only if I ride above 5000" by one size. Super easy carb to tune IMO/IME.
I am not crazy about the price of the Lectron and the issues with the install. Although I know many guys have made it fit, I want a bolt on carb with zero headaches esp after seeing the price!!!
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I've ridden a 200 with a Lectron, stock motor except for an FMF Woods pipe. It is a sweet ride with a wide and predictable power delivery and revs out really high. My 220 has a new OEM RB modified carb. Engine has Boysen reeds, FMF Rev pipe and RB modified head. It is **** hot compared to the 200 in my opinion; feels more like a race bike than my buddy's 200. I think I rev out just as high as my buddy's 200 now but haven't done a side by side comparison since the RB mods. Not a fair comparison since there is more difference than just the carbs. Given my choice though, I'd take the RB first.
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I was patient and was able to get a carb from Ron this past Spring, but I think he only gets in a batch once in a while.
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I've really enjoyed the Lectron on my 200. The only pain was getting it fitted, otherwise I've leaned it out a quarter turn from stock and it runs crisp. I am about to purchase it again for my 220, so at some point I'll post feedback. The price is high for sure, but I'll keep these bikes forever, so if you break it down it really is just a cry once type of purchase. Good luck!
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