December 24, 2019
Hi All, I am looking for some guidance, I have with some expert help restored a D1 (photo on my profile). I am pretty pleased with a DCI system fitted, it starts fairly easy within a short on the road it dies, like there is no petrol, there is good flow from the petrol tank so I am assuming it may be a carb issue? but as it starts so easily I am bewildered!! any suggestions would be much appreciated!
April 19, 2018
Hi Paul and welcome to the Forum. I'm assuming that you've dismantled the carb and given ti a thorough clean?
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January 18, 2020
Yes further to the above, I'm assuming the carb is original old style, separate float chamber on the left side, note the hole in the bottom for the bottom end of the float needle can get filled up with crud, when it does the float is not be able to go down all the way it should (guess how I know! ) if it barely goes down at all it could restrict fuel flow that way.
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September 22, 2019
It's really worth taking the carb off and teaching yourself how it all comes apart. At some point you'll be doing this miles from home so best to become familiar.
When apart, check all little holes in the body are clear of obstructions. A can of carb cleaner is good for this, with the little tube attached.
Note that one of the screws on body of carb is specifically to give access to little machined hole.
Blast the jets with carb cleaner. Clean bottom hole of float bowl by gently revolving drill bit in fingers. There could be years of sediment in there.
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