33mm Mikuni vs. 35mm Keihin

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I looked on the Stroker website and see that they sell 2 pumper carbs for the KLX 300. The 33mm needs some head stay grinding for the carb to fit but doesn't say anything about the 35mm. The 35 is $150 more. Anyone with comments on either? I see a lot of people with the 33 and they really like it. I'd like top avoid grinding if possible. Any help is appreciated.
 
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penguin

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I have used the old 36mm mikuni, the 33mm mikuni and the 35mm keihin. The 36mm was the cleanest install. I still had to do some grinding withthe 35mm and also put a spacer under the back of the gastank to clear the top of the carburetor. For a stock motor, I would go with the 33mm, it gives better low speed response in conjunction with a oversized headpipe, I would not use an aftermarket silencer unless I just had the money laying around.. The grinding is not that hard and does not affect the strength of the frame, I have done it on 2 of the KLX's I have owned with no problems.

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In fact, Larry at Stroker only recomends the 35 if you have done extensive mods to the motor(big bore, cams,etc).He also says the 33 is easier to tune for a novice. Nice part about Stroker and getting the carb from them is you get a new throttle assembly with cables and an assortment of jets and instructions for tuning. They are also extremely helpfull and very knowledgeable about the KLX's. I cannot recommend Larry and his company enough!
 
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Stroker is where all my aftermarket motor parts come from. i agree that they are the best outfit for ordering parts. I always go there first before looking elsewhere