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by 427man
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Won't idle
Replies: 56
Views: 44315

Re: Won't idle

I could see doing that on a very crusty carb, but mine were extremely clean. I can get solvent/cleaner to blast through all the passages/jets as well as compressed air. One friend told me he had to go 4 turns out on the idle mixture to get his to run. (That would indicate the idle jet is too small, ...
by 427man
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Won't idle
Replies: 56
Views: 44315

Re: Won't idle

HEY - Maybe I have the float levels too low and the idle jets are not picking up gas? Trying to think of anything.
by 427man
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Darmah Center stand - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 2121

Re: Darmah Center stand for sale

Sold this a while back. Sorry for not posting an update.
by 427man
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Won't idle
Replies: 56
Views: 44315

Re: Won't idle

The engine side of the slide is fully closed. The air filter side has a 1/4 moon gap because of the angled cut out on that side of the slide. The slides I got from you are identical to the ones that came out. You can screw in the slide adjusters all the way to full spring compression and visibly see...
by 427man
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Won't idle
Replies: 56
Views: 44315

Re: Won't idle

What ever I did, it is both carbs. It has got to be something simple I did or I missed in the rebuild on both carbs.
The bike sat for 8 years in a guy's kitchen. (I traded a 70 Triumph Bonneville for it). The Darmah was not running when I got it.
by 427man
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Won't idle
Replies: 56
Views: 44315

Re: Won't idle

Thanks. I will double check. All of the o-rings and seals are new. The slides are new too and the adjusters work. You can see them moving the slide. I have them backed out to the point where they just barely start to move as a starting point. You can screw them in as far as they go and nothing happe...
by 427man
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Won't idle
Replies: 56
Views: 44315

Re: Won't idle

Oh yes I have. That's where I started. As I said it makes no difference where any of the settings are. the heads were removed and the valves adjusted by a highly qualified bevelhead tech.
by 427man
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Won't idle
Replies: 56
Views: 44315

Won't idle

Hello Guys - I just finished the resurrection of my first bevelhead (1981 900 SD Darmah). It had a pair of Delloroto PHFs. It will start on the choke, but I can't get it to idle at all. It seems to rev pretty well and will run if you hold it around 3,000 rpm. No amount of adjusting the mixture or id...
by 427man
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Darmah Center stand - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 2121

Darmah Center stand - SOLD

I have a perfect center stand from a 81 Darmah that is freshly powder coated gloss black. It looks better than new. $300 or best offer. Darrel 202-468-6one05
by 427man
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: WTB: Darmah 900
Replies: 2
Views: 2705

Re: WTB: Darmah 900

Did you see the 11/11/2013 post from arpie3 in the introduce yourself forum? He had a nice looking 81 for sale. good luck
by 427man
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Events, Shows & News
Topic: British and European Classic Motorcycle Day
Replies: 0
Views: 7047

British and European Classic Motorcycle Day

Everyone - The 13th annual British and European Classic Motorcycle Day is coming up May 18th, 2014 in Clarksburg, MD. This is one of the biggest single day classic bike events on the east coast. A portable dyno will be on site this year. Check out www.classicmotorcycleday.org This is a great event. ...
by 427man
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another FNG
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

Another FNG

Hey Guys - I'm close to completion on my first bevel head. :-D I traded a 1970 Triumph Bonneville for a 81 900SD Darmah. It was a very clean bike that had been sitting in a friend's kitchen for years. It's been a long process and this thing has been for more difficult and expensive then doing a Nort...

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