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Offline mossquire

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Tickover problems
« on: September 30, 2020, 08:50:32 AM »
who Is the Arrow of carbs? Need my carbs vapour blasting, cleaning properly painting and setting up. Black 350 high tops
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 10:33:45 AM »
Nick chambers - rdbitz. derby  NSRnick on here
Dave at TSR kent
AJ's in Hull
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 12:06:41 PM »
What about the miester c50 aka stukey he knows everything about everything 🤔
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 12:34:13 PM »
ere we go

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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 01:09:24 PM »
Is NSR nick back up and running after house and workshop move? Must be close if not already. Anybody spoke to him recently?
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 01:38:22 PM »
I use Muttsnuts (Dave Whattam) for all my carb refurbs, as he does a top job for a fair price.

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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 03:33:49 PM »
Thanks for for the recommendations, I have used Nick chambers for all the brakes on my YPVS so I know he is excellent and I have heard good things about Dave Whattam although I did think he  was recuperating from a serious operation? I can contact them both and see which fits my needs. Thanks 
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 04:17:43 PM »
Dave is also moving house and workshop !
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2020, 06:29:42 PM »
Dave is also moving house and workshop !

Plus he has a work backlog.
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2020, 06:45:38 PM »
AJ’s in Hull, done work for me , top class , Tony a great bloke into the bargain


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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2020, 09:26:45 PM »
Cheers, I will look at AJs as well
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2020, 09:29:22 PM »
I forgot about Tony...he’s probably you man given the full current situation.
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2020, 08:13:26 AM »
They are fun and interesting to work on and honestly not that complicated

See if you can DIY?
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Re: Tickover problems
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2020, 10:04:38 AM »
who Is the Arrow of carbs? Need my carbs vapour blasting, cleaning properly painting and setting up. Black 350 high tops
Take them off  and strip them down (keep left and right carbs and parts separate), get some good carb cleaner and clean out all the little holes thoroughly + jets etc, be careful if you use thin wire, better to use a stiff bristle(from a paint brush or similar) or something less aggressive  (could even boil the bodies on the stove to make sure) you don't need vapour blasting or that added cost in my opinion!! use new main jet washers on re-assembly and new float chamber gaskets, petrol resistant black paint is easily bought. All the settings you need to know about are float height and jet needle setting (ie: which groove) which you can find in a manual or ask on here (the rest ie:carb balance, jet adjustments  etc) are done on the bike anyway.  you could do all of this in an afternoon!!
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