Starting Issue

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Re: Starting Issue

Postby dada » Fri May 10, 2019 10:12 am

Hi, dismantled carb and cleaned it again all holes etcc. but its leaking fuel from banjo. today will try to put fuel directly in chamber by syringe maybe I hear a bang :)
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Re: Starting Issue

Postby dada » Fri May 10, 2019 10:15 am

Also will re do timing as Mick stated earlier with meter

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Re: Starting Issue

Postby Mick D » Fri May 10, 2019 10:29 am

Hi

It's difficult to see from the photo, but do you have the filter fitted inside the banjo?

I would use hose clips at the banjo and fuel tank for security.

You did fit the carb nuts when you tried to start it didn't you?

Bolt the carb on and put 5 drops of fuel near the needle jet and see if it fires.

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Re: Starting Issue

Postby dada » Fri May 10, 2019 12:33 pm

Hi Mic,

Carb was bolted on securely but had removed one nut in picture will tight up all fuel pipes with hoses clips and put 5 drops next to needle.

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Re: Starting Issue

Postby Janet » Fri May 10, 2019 12:48 pm

Being well experienced with non-starting bikes, I have been known to squirt some inflammable squirty stuff through the bellmouth during my starting attempts. A dispensible assistant is preferable for the squirty end of the business in case it backfires and sets them ablaze. That positive result at least lets me know there's some life in the engine.

Disclaimer: I never told you to do it.
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Re: Starting Issue

Postby Richard Hyatt » Fri May 10, 2019 4:15 pm

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if you need AMAL parts , then here is the link for you to order - they are really helpful

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Re: Starting Issue

Postby 56G80S » Fri May 10, 2019 8:29 pm

Or soak the plug in meths, whip it in and BANG. :rofl:

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Re: Starting Issue

Postby Ozmadman » Fri May 10, 2019 9:35 pm

56G80S wrote:Or soak the plug in meths, whip it in and BANG. :rofl:

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?? thought the plug was already sparking ok, mentioned in one of your earlier comments so why would you need to soak it in meths??
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Re: Starting Issue

Postby Andy51 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:51 am

In my long lost youth as an Army Ammunition Technician we were taught about, among many other things, explosive starter cartridges - pop one in (can't remember what engine but obviously a multi cylinder) instead of spark plug, fire up and BANG - one piston got a boost which got the crankshaft spinning and engine firing, then remove and replace with ordinary plug. Sounds like you need one of those! Andy

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Re: Starting Issue

Postby 56G80S » Sat May 11, 2019 1:28 pm

Ozmadman - it was a joke, he can't get it started. Hence the imogee. Partly a response to Janet's comment about using Easistart ( which I guess is the Bradex product she's referring to) as it'd be cheaper.

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