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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #15 on: 05.08. 2014 20:17 »
G'day Derek.
Next will be increasing the octane of your fuel a few #'s or lift the needle a notch and main jet by 1 size.
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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #16 on: 05.08. 2014 20:22 »
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the points just part as near as dam it 5/16 btdc. i don't think that is to far advanced?

is this with the a/r unit jammed in advance as Brian advised (a wedge jammed in to keep the bob weights out)

for reference - when checking the timing with the timing case on and the engine not running the points should open (roughly) around TDC
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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #17 on: 05.08. 2014 20:47 »
yes a/r unit fully open

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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #18 on: 05.08. 2014 20:59 »
these are the plugs (see pick)

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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #19 on: 05.08. 2014 21:59 »
allowing for today's fuel, they look pretty normal
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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #20 on: 05.08. 2014 22:12 »
They look too "white" for today's fuel.
I would do as Musky suggests, as your timing is right, fuel needs looking at.

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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #21 on: 06.08. 2014 06:28 »
will lift the needle up a notch see what happends

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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #22 on: 06.08. 2014 09:23 »
Definitely too weak a mixture.
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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #23 on: 06.08. 2014 10:10 »
seems like I'm outvoted on this one
Maybe I run my bikes a bit on the weakside dunno or could be my eyes, but think if runnng weak some of that black (I know it's not soot these days) would have been burnt off.

Didn't realize Champoin were made in France, probably made everywhere
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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #24 on: 06.08. 2014 10:34 »

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Didn't realize Champoin were made in France,

 If that's how they spell it, then 'so be it'.... *conf*......Bill, yer eyes are better than mine- but then I didn't look.... *smile*
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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #25 on: 06.08. 2014 10:39 »
you have to stand on your head Dutch  *smiley4*
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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #26 on: 06.08. 2014 12:05 »
seems like I'm outvoted on this one


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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #27 on: 06.08. 2014 12:11 »
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Whether a piston gets holed or not, is not decided by a democratic process.

 *smile* I have no problem belong to a minority party and never have had a piston holed
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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #28 on: 06.08. 2014 19:37 »
i'v lifted up the needle a notch will see how it goes. oh and shall i turn the pick upside down?

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Re: pinking gold flash
« Reply #29 on: 06.08. 2014 22:02 »
While you're at it, Derek, make sure that you are not sucking air around the carby gasket.
Is your carby set to factory specs?
They usually run OK at that.

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