Could anyone confirm whether or not it matters in which orientation the screw down plate that the throttle cable slots into and holds the needle in place is placed? There is a cut-away in the base of it which either covers a round hole in the carb slide, or aligns with it.
I was adjusting my needle clips (mechanic adjusted the carbs poorly), and now the bike wont start... seems like no fuel is getting to the cylinders as the plugs are dry after lots of kicking with the choke on.
Hi. I don’t know about the clip. Assuming it’s an original lc. I’d loosen the screw on the base of the float bowls with the fuel tap turned on for starters to see if fuel is getting into the carbs. I’ve not owned a pv but understand they have a vacuum tap? If so same as above with it connected and kicking over or even suck on the pipe to the carb to check it works. Loads more knowledgeable people on here will have better solutions.
Post by shaunthe2nd on Jul 26, 2020 10:08:50 GMT 1
I do as flames does but don't think that will be making it not start. I assume its a 4L0 in which case no vacuum tap. I would be checking to see if the carb floats have stuck, sometimes a tap with hammer of side of carb will release. Did you re-fit the carb link pipe properly. Also check that carbs are still balanced - look for alignment of the pips in the sight glass at WOT. Did it run all ok before you adjusting the needle height?
RD 350 LC - 1982 - bounty like my bike in the 80's, finally got an original UK one. 31K/Aprilia RS hybrid - ex Yogi and Muttsnuts bike - my first hybrid Triumph Street Triple R (sorry!) ...and a box of bits I hope to be able to turn into a 1983 31K