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Offline Gr8uncleal

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Fuel issues from New Zealand
« on: July 12, 2021, 12:42:09 PM »
Below is a copy of a post on another forum from a chap in New Zealand.

I don't know the ins and outs of the composition of the fuel that they have to use, but might be worth filing this info for future reference.

Just a bit of useless info.
A while ago i had to unblock the jets on my DT1, a job i hate doing but our crap fuel just makes a hell of a mess if left for 6 months or so. Bike ran good for a few months then got left parked mostly. But recent use had it being so lean on the needle i had to choke it through to get above it. Got the better of me so went looking. Couldn't find what i thought was the cause--nothing blocked--i thought. Ended up the powdery blue stuff was growing all the way up the needle jet internally where the needle slides. looking up from the bottom i couldn't see the metering step near the top. So started scratching by revolving a splitpin & all this blue stuff kept coming out, so kept going until clean & she's all good again. Was effectively trying to meter it & restrict it all the way up the needle. Needle jet looked good externally after removal but not internally. It's a 32mm off an RT1 on that, but same carb design as original 26mm or whatever they were, only bigger. So there's always something new to catch us out.
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Offline tore

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Re: Fuel issues from New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 01:50:51 PM »
I think it is wise to empty the float bowls before you leave the bike for any longer time.
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Offline Barnett

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Re: Fuel issues from New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 11:15:54 PM »
I think it is wise to empty the float bowls before you leave the bike for any longer time.
+1 always do!