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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all! im also new to this sight but not to triumphs.
I have a 77 t140 that i have been working on for about a year got it from a guy close to green bay and slowley its getting there. i do have a problem. she starts on the first kick, runs great, idles great but when i shut down and wait more than 5 or 10 minutes she needs to be tickled again? the float is set to specs, and i have two new amal 930s runs perfect threw all gears lots of power just must tickle more than i should. help! should the floats be set a differant way?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 11:28 PM
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Hi. Welcome to the site. We have an issue with the way the front page is set up and it tends to give folks the impression that this section is for question. It actually for just tips and tricks for working on the bikes.

You should go back to the Classic, Vintage & Veteran main page and scroll down a bit more until you see the following in blue font.

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Right above that is a NEW THREAD button. Click,that button and post your question there, which is the general forum section. You will get much more visability posting it there. You can copy your current text and just paste it into the new thread. Then please delete this thread in this section.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 07:39 AM
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Worth checking float levels. Has your bike got standard air filters? Standard silencers? If no air filters and louder silencers, this will call for a richer mixture - have you tried just screwing in the pilot air screw another half a turn or so? Its also wrth bearing in mind that each cylinder doesn't necessarily need identical mixture settings - I've had bikes that I've ended up with very different pilot air screw settings in order to get running right, eg: one turn out on one pot, 2 1/2 turns out on the other. If it runs well once going it must only be a minor idle mixture issue.
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Mr. Tucker, I was always told to run a Bonnie with the two petrol taps open. Because the one carb is connected to the other by pipe. If one tap is open the petrol fills the nearest carb first therefore one cylinder will run slightly weaker especially at speed...G.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 06:56 AM
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i always tickle them,they seem to need it.
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