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First start
« on: 17.06. 2021 15:48 »
Well folks, just got an hour before work to do a couple of bits to the Ten, and with carb back on, downpipes on, all the plumbing done, clutch adjusted, etc I couldn't resist, despite knowing I wouldn't have time to ride it. So kicked the motor over without the plugs in until oil came trickling out of the return. Then plugs back in, fuel on, bit of a tickle, three kicks later, fired up for a couple of seconds then cut straight out, kicked over again several times with no hint of firing, tickled the carb again, fired up for a couple of seconds then cut out. Repeated this a few times, then noticed a drip of fuel on the tap spigot, the nut was loose so tightened that up, fired straight up and sounds sweet as (if a trifle loud without silencers on).
First thing I noticed when booting it over was it has loads more compression than it used to, like LOADS MORE!!
Oil return looks healthy, and was pretty much instant after kicking it over for what felt to my knee like quite a long time.
Anyway, silencers, seat, brake lever and footrest tomorrow before starting the running in and fettling process.
Thanks very much to everyone here for your patience, advice and counselling.
Bring on the summer
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Re: First start
« Reply #1 on: 17.06. 2021 16:34 »
That first start after a rebuild is great isn't it. 👍

 I hope we get some more good riding weather, it's raining here at the moment.
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Re: First start
« Reply #2 on: 17.06. 2021 18:14 »
I'm hoping it's good next week, I'm on leave from work. Running in in Wales.
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Re: First start
« Reply #3 on: 17.06. 2021 20:22 »
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Thanks very much to everyone here for your patience, advice and counselling.
Thanks for showing the forum is of help, and appreciated. Best wishes for a well running engine.

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Re: First start
« Reply #4 on: 18.06. 2021 00:54 »
Great feeling Jase eh?
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Re: First start
« Reply #5 on: 18.06. 2021 11:03 »
Just putting the last few bits back on and then I'll update after a quick few laps of the block.
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Re: First start
« Reply #6 on: 18.06. 2021 11:04 »
Pictures please 🤞
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Re: First start
« Reply #7 on: 18.06. 2021 19:29 »
No pictures yet but here's a link to a short clip on that there tube thingy.
https://youtu.be/6LlmqRG5WMc
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Re: First start
« Reply #8 on: 18.06. 2021 22:22 »
No pictures yet but here's a link to a short clip on that there tube thingy.
https://youtu.be/6LlmqRG5WMc
Looking and sounding good 👍
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Re: First start
« Reply #9 on: 19.06. 2021 00:11 »
Funnily not sounding so good since I put the silencers back on, coughing and spitting back through the carb when idling especially when I try to rev it. Gonna have a play with the air screw first, then scratch my head a bit if that doesn't help.
Think I'll need to get the jet block out the carb and sneak it into Mrs Minto's ultrasonic jewellery cleaner thing when she's out. Shhhhhh!
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