Search found 10 matches

by mdal8798
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Hi Gents, Bit tardy with reply but i had to walk away for a while, this has been doing my head in. Since my last post i have replaced pickup wiring with PTFE cable ensuring good crimp connections etc. (I am an industrial electrician) What i did notice was, when testing resistance after crimp connect...
by mdal8798
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Hi Craig, Did as suggested and used rubber mallet, cover came off easy. Pickups and wiring are are in good condition, I suspect they may have been replaced at some point in time. Resistance measurements are within specification. I will probably just sleeve wiring and put back together after I polish...
by mdal8798
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Thanks again Craig,

Will break out cheap and nasty verniers and check taper lengths on screws. :-D

I am just waiting on getting a 22mm bolt turned down so i can remove engine side cover to inspect pickups.
by mdal8798
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Yes, the taper section is visibly longer. (Estimate 0.5mm.) Inspected both under magnifying light thinking that shorter one may have tampered with but appears to be original. Correct me if i am wrong but the mixture screw on these carbs adjusts fuel flow. Searching forum suggests that screws should ...
by mdal8798
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Thanks Craig for your help. Have been away and got back to working on bike today. Rechecked float level and choke piston as suggested - all good. What i did notice was when comparing mixture screws was that the taper on the front carb mixture screw was noticably shorter than the rear! One would then...
by mdal8798
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Initial quick thoughts/questions: 1. Have you checked for air leaks around the intake manifold, both where it bolts to the head - did you fit a new gasket? - and where the carb clamps on? (Don't over tighten the clamp). Hold the engine at a low idle and get someone to spray something inflammable li...
by mdal8798
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Hi, Having issues trying to get reliable idle. Carbs (PHF32) have had overhaul kits fitted and spent a lot of time ensuring passages clear, float levels correct etc. Carbs have been synched as per Steve's instructions. Motor will rev out with no hestitation and sounds good. Accelerator pumps are vis...
by mdal8798
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: SSD Paint codes again
Replies: 6
Views: 8101

Re: SSD Paint codes again

Thanks Guys
L96M it will be then.
by mdal8798
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: SSD Paint codes again
Replies: 6
Views: 8101

SSD Paint codes again

Hi, Have searched forum regarding paint code for SSD and currently have bodywork at painters. I have not seen an SSD in the flesh and the bike has non original paintwork. There is some evidence of a blue colour on back of side covers but it obviously had been sanded back and cannot be used for a col...
by mdal8798
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Returning Member from Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 4452

Returning Member from Australia

Hi all,
My name is Mark and have returned to forum after a few years. I have a 1978 Darmah SSD which i bought as a wreck and have been slowly working on for the last 11 years. I have recently retired, so it is full speed ahead to finally get bike on road. :-D

Go to advanced search