Tight wad arrow

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Tight wad arrow

Postby bob.keevil » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi all
Having just about done my first bike build I an asking the experts out there about starting. When its been stood for a couple of days it a pig to start on the kick starter but will start on the drop in only a few yards. I can tickle and flood the carb and kick and kick for no go or leave it for a few moments and come back only to get a couple of seconds run. When warm or hot it starts ok. The engine has done just over 100 miles any thoughts please.
Cheers Bob K.

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Re: Tight wad arrow

Postby bh.sprint » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:44 pm

Hi Bob,

The only thing which occurs to me is the primary jet and the circuit/passages which lead to it. Take it out and give it a clean along with blowing some air through the passages.

Brian H.

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Re: Tight wad arrow

Postby White.John.A » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:44 am

Hi Bob,
This is a topic that interests me. With my bike I can get it to start consistently but it usually takes about 40 kicks. I am now going through various starting techniques. I have tried to see what is the best number of tickles, and does it start better with the air open or closed. Still no definitive answer as yet, but was on the point of asking other members their experiences when you posted your article. So I’ve joined in.
I have blown through the passages as Brian suggests, a number of times, but it remains the same. I am assuming that other members bikes do start easier than mine.
John

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Re: Tight wad arrow

Postby bob.keevil » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:46 pm

Hi John
With my other two arrows I have bored many who asked about starting with my routine. Fuel on tickle fuel until I get a wet thumb, fuel off .switch on the sparks. close choke and kick about four or five times and put the choke in and ride away with a big grin.Thats why I am now !!!!!
Cheers Bob K

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Re: Tight wad arrow

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:22 pm

bob you wont get far with the fuel off :oops: :lol:

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Re: Tight wad arrow

Postby White.John.A » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:37 pm

Hi Bob,
I have always been reluctant to flood the engine to much as it quite quickly wets the plugs and then it won’t start without cleaning them. But as I’m experimenting with the best way to get the bike started, there is no good reason not to try your method.
Cheers,
John

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Re: Tight wad arrow

Postby bob.keevil » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:33 pm

Hi Brian
Thanks for the heads up on the air line, a trip to my mates air line seems to have sorted it out as we were back to my starting system appears to be working again
Cheers Bob K


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