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Old 12-03-2011, 01:26 AM
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You can always use the rear brake cable to get you home if it breaks.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:45 AM
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I had the same problem with my flooded carb, what you have to do is take the bowl underneath out and bend the 2 metal "C" looking clip that controls the flow of gas into the bowl. Bend it upward ever so slightly, put everything back together and that should solve your flooding issue.
Thanks. that is one solution I have been afraid to try.

I have done these things:



Make sure the C clip (I guess that's it's official name now) is installed right-side-up. So that the pencil stub looking valve is hooked into the C clip, not just resting on top of it.

Make sure there is no obstruction (any speck will be enough to make it stick open or shut)

AND (this is a big one)

I let the carb lean about 30 degrees to the right. For some reason I am getting much worst mileage (about 60 mpg) and getting a much higher top speed.
I will not pretend to understand why but I'm gonna go with it.

If anyone has an explanation I am all ears.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:07 AM
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It's probably because the carb is taking more gas because the way it is set? The carb should b evenly flat
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:11 AM
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do the roller clutch mod for the HT/china girl and you wont be breaking anymore cables
I have a clutch roller, been using it since shortly after the build was roadworthy.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:58 PM
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You probably want to use a much less volatile and explosive solvent then!



I used to use old gas in a coffee can to vat out bike chains and cassette cogs and freewheels. Someone pointed out what a bad idea it was.



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might be gud to drop a handful of marbles and a packet of steel BB's in that gas tank and shake it around for a while (with a cup of pre-mix) and then flush it out to remove any scale in there... I'm STILL not running a filter and have had no probs.
(which doesn't mean I won't, today!) :-)
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:04 PM
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picked up a new grubee ( poop as usual ) , gotta love the guy that sells em though ,
he thinks they are made by groovy ... ha

ANYWAYS .. real nice castings .. ok .. spent about 1 1/2 hours with a file doing the fins . I want a more rounded look ( like the 49roundheads ) so i took a little more time to radius the corners and the top of the head .

still some matching up to do between the jug and the head .. but it looks way better now . The worst part was on the jug ( about 1/4 between the highest and lowest spot )



Oh yeah .. they didn,t hone the cylinder iether . ( nice bore .. its good .. just hasn,t been honed ) Now i,m gonna have to scuff it up a bit , or the rings will never seat .

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Old 12-03-2011, 11:18 PM
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I've heard so many chain probs here I bought some lube yesterday, and sprayed it on today, after a warm-up ride.

Liquid Wrench brand... I don't like it, so far. but anything should be an improvement, and I'll see how it holds up, and if it slings off on to my rim.

My chain is junk. I should replace it... for safety!

...and jowen is listening to 'eclectic music' ??? AC/DC ? Back in Black?

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Old 12-03-2011, 11:37 PM
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Nice work, man!
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:40 AM
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Oooh boy! They came out beautiful!
Nice work, diceman2004!
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:06 AM
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You probably want to use a much less volatile and explosive solvent then!



I used to use old gas in a coffee can to vat out bike chains and cassette cogs and freewheels. Someone pointed out what a bad idea it was.
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