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Those round twits always are never to be seen when you need them.
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My man flu has finally gone so both V50`s out of the garage for first time since I can`t remember and low and behold the stock one fired first time settling into its rhythm quickly whilst the sport/café racer one belched and farted into life when it finally felt like it! The latter soon settled but then I noticed a pool of petrol under it, so much for my carb overhaul. Only the carb body and slide are original so it looks like more workshop time is needed (welcome 2018)
Nevertheless the sound of both bikes burbling away was music to my ears so roll on the better weather without the salt
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Give the float bowls a sharp tap. Might just be a sticky float.
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Or a speck of dirt. My usual first attempt is to drain and let it refill the offending carb. The incoming rush of fuel may dislodge debris.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 2018 at 15:00
Fired up the bikes again today with no problems so maybe just a temporary glitch with the carbs, however upon riding up and down the drive it is now apparent that my back has not made its usual winter recovery. It`s now possible that in my seventy second year a few changes may have to be made as my right hip seems to be coming out in sympathy with my back. The V50 with clip ons and rearsets will have to go and further experimentation with the standard bikes riding position will have to be done, however for everyday riding I will be going back to a BMW R1150R because of the comfort it offers. I think it will be a case of Sunday short journey ride for the Guzzi once sorted (the firm ride doesn`t help)
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Changed all fluids on me 1100 sport and as I get older I curse that oil filter in the sump , valves tomorrow
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Johnno,

As I get older, scrabbling about on the floor servicing the bikes is becoming less and less appealing! When we finally move to what will be our last home - we are renting a farm at the mo where none of the barn floors are anything like level - and I've built a proper workshop - I shall have a long promised lift which will make life sooo much easier. You may already have one. However, at least removing the sump means an inspection of its guts is enabled and the pan gets a decent clean!

One of my favourite Guzzi jobs is sitting on a stool tapping the rear wheel round with one foot to find TDC with a long rod down the plug 'ole and adjusting the tappets! Just the easiest self indulgent job for a Sunday... Enjoy...

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My stool when doing tappets is the perfect height to get the warm air of the heater , love it . I use a straw down the barrel but I also find adjusting tappets a relaxing job . The weather is bad to day so thinking of green lanes on the 650 instead of tappet adjustment today
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote magwa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2018 at 10:32
Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

My stool when doing tappets is the perfect height to get the warm air of the heater , love it . I use a straw down the barrel but I also find adjusting tappets a relaxing job . The weather is bad to day so thinking of green lanes on the 650 instead of tappet adjustment today


Perhaps a visit to the Doctor might sort your " stool"
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Groan
'95 1100 Sport on carbs (from new)
'08 GSA (from new)
'57 plate XR650R (from Wales)
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