Carbs all rebuilt

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Nigel Eaton, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. Nigel Eaton

    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Bit quiet, innit?

    I'll drone on about my 'Wing carbs for a while, that should get everyone

    I've just finished fettling the last one. It's a curiously satisfying
    job after a while. Putting all those little bits back to within three or
    four inches of the right place, watching the ping-fuckits[1] bouncing
    off the garage ceiling, blasting shit out of passageways with methanol
    based carb-cleaner.

    Djhd hs sdjs sdd.

    Sorry about that, a large purple spider just walked across the
    keyboard... ;^)

    Anyway, I now have four slightly less shitty carbs, Dave Silver is
    significantly richer, and later today I get to play "Put the bastards
    back on and see if it's made any difference". What fun.

    Expect a "Whoo-hoo!" post, or a BBC Headline "Man Commits Suicide By
    Dropping Large Motorcycle On Own Head".

    [1] (tm) Pip
    Nigel Eaton, Nov 9, 2003
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  2. Nigel Eaton

    Salad Dodger Guest

    Indeed. I enjoyed fettling the KH500 carbs so much, I must have done
    it four or five times in the end.
    Sounds strangely familiar.

    | ___ Salad Dodger
    |/ \
    _/_____\_ GL1500SEV/CBR1100XXX/KH500A8/TS250C
    |_\_____/_| ..61132../..14035.../..3157./.19406
    (>|_|_|<) TPPFATUICG#7 DIAABTCOD#9 YTC#4 PM#5
    |__|_|__| BOTAFOT #70 BOTAFOF #09 two#11 WG*
    \ |^| / IbW#0 & KotIbW# BotTOS#6 GP#4
    \|^|/ ANORAK#17
    Salad Dodger, Nov 9, 2003
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  3. so long as it doesn't emulate that chopped one which there's a video of...

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    Austin Shackles, Nov 9, 2003
  4. Nigel Eaton

    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Austin Shackles
    The one that caught fire do you mean?

    That's a fairly tempting thought at the moment...

    It starts (reluctantly) and runs (roughly) on the choke at about 3000
    revs. From there it actually revs fairly cleanly. If I try to ride the
    thing it bogs down mid-range, unless I push the choke in, but then it
    won't idle...


    Idle mixture too weak? The needles are set 2.5 turns out, which is where
    they were, but the new needles are of different design. Hmmm...
    Nigel Eaton, Nov 9, 2003
  5. Nigel Eaton

    Champ Guest

    eh? I thought it was TOG.
    Champ, Nov 13, 2003
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