February 23, 2018, 08:31:35 am

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Bart

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Re: Another New Guy
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2017, 09:44:47 pm »
Well have been busy in the shed giving it a deep service, had a few issues (see cam follower thread) but that is sorted now. However, the idle speed screw was seized and then broke off at the carb, so had to get the carbs off to drill, tap and braze a new screw on the end of the flexi bit. This dislodged some crud in the carbs so off they came again for a clean and it's now running sweet.
Sometimes it's one step forwards and two back.

Hopefully I will get to actually ride it this week......

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Re: Another New Guy
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2017, 10:21:20 am »
On the positive side - at least you're really good at getting those carbs on and off.
 

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Re: Another New Guy
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2017, 10:34:14 am »
Very true, Youtube was very very handy for tips etc.

It's also good getting to know the bike as well. It always amazes me why more people do not spray their bikes with wd40, or similar, it keeps them looking soooooooooooooooo much better and can stop things seizing up.