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Old 12-28-2010, 03:41 PM   #196
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Actually, if you've seen one...you've seen 'em all. That's what the guy at Bing told me today. One basic gasket kit fits all "levertops"....
I bought the kit...it's under $20



...the issue here is that these 2 pieces were originally one.... you can see the "pinched" portion of the spring loaded lever...your "tickler"...
Your float contains the needle that rides in the central brass piece. Properly positioned, the float ascends and descends allowing the correct level of fuel into the "bowl"... the needle cuts off and allows fuel to pass through the 3 ports in the top. By depressing the "lever top", you simply depress the float and needle, allowing more gas into the bowl. This may or may not assist you in starting the bike. The popular concept of "tickling", only hastens the demise of the "lever' assembly. One only has to depress the lever for a longer time to achieve the desired result!
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:18 PM   #197
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Any flashes of brilliance out there?

find a small brass block [ a brass nut would work ] drill a hole in one flat side and tap it out for an allen socket set screw -- it would be shallower than that zip tie and last longer or check your local mower shop amd ask to see a cable loc and drill it out to fit the shaft
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:08 PM   #198
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #199
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:24 PM   #200
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thinking about this one. 20,000 miles starts and runs. is it worth $2k-ish?
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:27 PM   #201
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:45 AM   #202
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thinking about this one. 20,000 miles starts and runs. is it worth $2k-ish?
Got a better photo?

Looks like there is some squirrely stuff been done to it. How accurate is that 20K mileage?
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:33 AM   #203
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Got a better photo?

Looks like there is some squirrely stuff been done to it. How accurate is that 20K mileage?
besides the seat? the sissy bar? the exhaust? the thick mist of on on the block at the push rod tubes?
only shot. near my oldest son's house a few hours away.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:42 PM   #204
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thinking about this one. 20,000 miles starts and runs. is it worth $2k-ish?

yes...

but no more-ish
and don't run it again till the slingers have been cleaned (aka engine bottom-end rebuild).


"20,000 miles" and it's come to this... unglaublich
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:43 PM   #205
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thinking about this one. 20,000 miles starts and runs. is it worth $2k-ish?

Can you get the numbers off the frame and motor? If they're matching, $2K is a generous offer....
Why are the hubs and air cleaner so rusty?

It's probably good that you got it started, and it ran... got some juices flowing...it turns over...
Get a compression reading...100 psi is minimum.
They only made 23,000 of the things...
Where are you?....

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Old 12-30-2010, 05:13 PM   #206
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here's the gasket kit from BING...$18.xx
there's a coupla extra in there for other carbs...
...don't need 'em...
My carbs, my slides, my jets, seats and gaskets, are workin' real good after 45 years....
...if they ain't broke.....?
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:19 PM   #207
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #208
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Actually, if you've seen one...you've seen 'em all. That's what the guy at Bing told me today. One basic gasket kit fits all "levertops"....
I bought the kit...it's under $20



...the issue here is that these 2 pieces were originally one.... you can see the "pinched" portion of the spring loaded lever...your "tickler"...
Your float contains the needle that rides in the central brass piece. Properly positioned, the float ascends and descends allowing the correct level of fuel into the "bowl"... the needle cuts off and allows fuel to pass through the 3 ports in the top. By depressing the "lever top", you simply depress the float and needle, allowing more gas into the bowl. This may or may not assist you in starting the bike. The popular concept of "tickling", only hastens the demise of the "lever' assembly. One only has to depress the lever for a longer time to achieve the desired result!
I have the carb top kit that replaced the float center with a rounded rod, and the top has a needle valve on a brass lever that the float pushes up to seat. I still get "gas foot."
The first time I start it up in Spring, I tickle it and it starts in one kick. Then I try not to use it unless it sits for a week or two (which sucks, when it's riding season here for that bike ).
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #209
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:41 PM   #210
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I have the carb top kit that replaced the float center with a rounded rod, and the top has a needle valve on a brass lever that the float pushes up to seat. I still get "gas foot."
The first time I start it up in Spring, I tickle it and it starts in one kick. Then I try not to use it unless it sits for a week or two (which sucks, when it's riding season here for that bike ).
..yer needle ain't fittin' right somehow into the fuel cutoff...
..you might get a little, but not 'gas foot"....
Stagehand gets gasfoot... I was there...
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