He mentioned he was in the middle of restoring a 1906 Triumph that had gas lights. I knew some of the old cars used them didn't know they had them on bikes.
Maybe they should've stuck with them. Aren't electric headlights where Joe Lucas got his start?
David, could it be a reason your Trident in 74 was set up too rich and you simply didn't know it?
Mine without chokes doesn't want to climb above 35 hundred revs for first 10 min of the ride.
Could be, I never took the time to fine tune the idle mixture. I just tickled the carbs, usually just the outer two, turned the idle bolt in about 1/4 turn and it started. Turn the idle down as the engine warms. My current '72 would start in the same manner. I only put chokes on it once I installed the new Premiers. Either way, I tend to spend at least five minutes letting the engine warm before starting off.
Maybe it's the temperature? It does tend to be a bit warm here in Tennessee.