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#837009 01/17/2021 4:25 AM
by jerseytiger
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[size:11pt][/size] I've got my '71 Rocket 3 running pretty nice now. I've installed a Tri-Spark ignition system & coils, and it fires right up after tickling all 3 carbs but dies after a few seconds, starved for fuel. Once it warms up there's no problem starting it.
Is this a problem on these bikes? I have a '70 Bonneville that fires right up and keeps running no problem. (My first triple)
I'm hoping it will improve after I get my new intake rubbers installed.
Thanks
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#837016 Jan 17th a 10:22 AM
by L.A.B.
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Originally Posted by jerseytiger
I've got my '71 Rocket 3 running pretty nice now. I've installed a Tri-Spark ignition system & coils, and it fires right up after tickling all 3 carbs but dies after a few seconds, starved for fuel. Once it warms up there's no problem starting it.

...And that's the reason carbs have chokes (or some form of enrichment system).



Originally Posted by jerseytiger
Is this a problem on these bikes? I have a '70 Bonneville that fires right up and keeps running no problem. (My first triple)


No, the problem is there are no 'chokes' fitted. An engine that starts and runs well from cold without enrichment is running too rich so it's your Bonneville that has the "problem".

However, you can keep the engine running by momentarily pressing the ticklers until the engine has warmed up.
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#837548 Jan 21st a 04:45 PM
by Stuart
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Originally Posted by tridentt150v
I use a gum leaf....start the bike, insert gum leaf under tickover screw, get gear on [helmet, coat, gloves etc ]take out and throw away before you ride off.
When there are only pine needles available, in fact the ends of tickover screws and the bits they lean on turn out to be slightly rounded, sod to centre a pine needle between 'em ... eek
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