Idle quality and petrol leaks

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Idle quality and petrol leaks

Postby Expat » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:42 am

Hi All,
Well, finally bit the bullet to cure several issues with my G3 that resisted all attempts to cure.

After reading many posts about the same problems others were having with leaky and hard to operate petrol taps, worn old Monobloc carbs and scattergun idle quality, it was time to place another order with the good folks at AMOC spares.

So just finished swapping the brass petcock taps which were impossibly stiff, for nice new plated ones using Dowty washers to seal them to the tank to get rid of the old, rubbery, leaky ones and thus preventing the garage filling with fumes and becoming a real fire risk!

Also a nice, new Monobloc re-jetted as per my request with a 200 main jet (air filter fitted), and after a quick swarf check and blow through, working perfectly with no leaks and serving up a swiss watch like, LOL, tick over. What a transformation. Should have swapped it long ago.

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Thanks to the people at AMOC spares for yet another spot on, lightening fast order turnaround.
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Re: Idle quality and petrol leaks

Postby clanger9 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:01 pm

I agree, a new (or resleeved) carb makes a massive difference to idle! For a modest outlay, it totally transformed my bike.
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Re: Idle quality and petrol leaks

Postby Ozmadman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:39 pm

clanger9 wrote:I agree, a new (or resleeved) carb makes a massive difference to idle! For a modest outlay, it totally transformed my bike.

As did mine, a re-sleeved one done properly will probably be better than a new Amal carb!! got mine done here, very thorough and professional if not Quick... my bike now ticks over like a Swiss watch

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Re: Idle quality and petrol leaks

Postby Ozmadman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:19 am

Ozmadman wrote:
clanger9 wrote:I agree, a new (or resleeved) carb makes a massive difference to idle! For a modest outlay, it totally transformed my bike.

As did mine, a re-sleeved one done properly will probably be better than a new Amal carb!! my bike now ticks over like a Swiss watch


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Re: Idle quality and petrol leaks

Postby Expat » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:56 am

That is unbelievably smooth, mine’s not quite as regular :)
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Re: Idle quality and petrol leaks

Postby Ozmadman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:11 am

Expat wrote:That is unbelievably smooth, mine’s not quite as regular :)

It ticks over more regular than my heart rate!! maybe I need a re-sleeve :lol:
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Re: Idle quality and petrol leaks

Postby Expat » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:10 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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