1967 TR6C BOGGING PROBLEM

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  1. Dummy

    Dummy New Member

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    Hi there,

    As you can tell from my name, kinda a dummy. Anyway I have an older bike I got from a relative. When it was just kicked over it ran like a champ. After an hour of riding it started to backfire then bog down. I couldnt really go up any hills and had to keep the throttle pinned to get anything out of her. Choke was all the way off. Would still idle just fine but when i put it into gear I had to crank the throttle.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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  2. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Hi, are you sure the choke is off as you have to tension the cable for off as this lifts the choke slide.
     
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  3. Dummy

    Dummy New Member

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    Hello. I checked that and it seems properly set up.
     
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  4. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Could it be the float needle is not closing and the engine is flooding.
     
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  5. Dummy

    Dummy New Member

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    Ok cool I will check that today. Thanks for the help!
     
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  6. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Its very hard to say what your problem could be without first doing some basic checks, are the points ok or possible that one of the condensers has broken down, tight valve clearance and the list goes on. Fuel filters in the fuel taps blocked, idle circuit blocked in carb, lack of compression, faulty plug or gap, i would check all the basic settings first and then go from there.
     
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  7. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    If the bike has been stood around unused for a while, there could be muck in the bottom of the tank which has got into the carb. Clean out the carb (the float bowl could be full of all manner of sh1te), check the jets for blockages and fit an inline fuel filter.
    I agree with DD about the Redex or whatever the American equivalent is (essentially a fuel system cleaner and - in the good old days - marketed as an 'upper cylinder lubricant', whatever that is!). Works well on my Trident :)which, sadly, has too many protracted periods of lack of use at the moment.:(
     
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  8. joe mc donald

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    Seems Dummy was just one of those who gets his information and disappears without even a cheers peeps.
    Joe.
     
  9. Octoberon

    Octoberon Crème de la Crème
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    I'd be interested to run some queries on the forum database to see what the average lifetime of a member is (on the forum, not their actial life :)) and medians for number of posts etc. I expect only Rob could do that, of course, and I don't supposed he can be arsed. :blush:
     
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  10. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    To be fair it is a post from 6 years ago that you've just resurrected :joy:
     
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  11. joe mc donald

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    Yes i know Octoberon. But just stumbled on it and though what a prat gets all the help and advice then disappears without even a thanks.
    Joe
     
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  12. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    Well, I’ve just agreed to @stevethegoolie in 2016 so I hope he appreciates it!
     
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  13. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Have to agree with Joe, it doesn't hurt to say thanks for the help or kiss my ass. It is usually the ones who post a problem on their first post who do this, if they have taken the time to introduce themselves and posted a few times they tend to be thankful. It is not just about being thanked, it is the fact that the help given can be of use to others with similar issues or not as the case may be.
     
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