keihin or edelbrock carb
Posted August 30, 2008 - 04:07 PM
Posted August 30, 2008 - 04:56 PM
Posted August 31, 2008 - 09:11 AM
The comment about no jet problems is blatantly false. All carbs need to be 'jetted' ie, adjusted correctly. A FCR is a combination of jets, needls and clip positions, the Edel is a single needle. To set WOT, you change the needle (FCR, you change the MJ), to set idle, you change the needle (FCR, you change the Pilot jet), to adjust between, you change the needle poistion or needle ((FCR, you change do the same). No real difference. However, the availability of a broad range of tuning parts for the Edel is limited. Now for some bikes, the needle it needs is readily available. For others, none to be found. With a FCR, parts are stocked at many dealers as nearly all off road bikes use it.
I prefer a FCR due to the availability of parts and fairly large aftermarket support.
Posted September 02, 2008 - 08:31 AM
Cracked slide issues with the FCR were only with the early style FCR. Last two iterations have had no such problems.
He's talking about a 99 WR400 which definitely did have the cracking slide problem.
As far as jets go, you forgot to mention the FCR also has a leak jet and an adjustable fuel screw (jet). The pilot jet is extremely small and prone to getting obstructed even with clean fuel.
After spending a few years trying to keep my FCR working properly and rejetting for even minor altitude changes, replacing three cracked slides (one of which got sucked into the engine in the middle of Baja) and spending a few hundred dollars for small parts, I gave up and put on the Edelbrock. After spending about ten minutes to dial it in, I have not had a single problem with it for over three years. When I go over 5000 ft, I know to give it a half turn to lean it up a little and it's perfect.
You can't convince me that because you can get parts easy, that the FCR is the better carb. The fact is, the Edelbrock doesn't need any parts.
Posted September 02, 2008 - 12:09 PM
Posted September 02, 2008 - 12:15 PM
btw, not all FCR's have leak jets, mine doesn't. all the parts inside the FCR are designed for that company. like people put honda diaphrams in KTM FCR's