- Jun 13, 2010
i installed premiers on my 750 years ago. one of the best things i did. starts first kick even after a month of sitting, idle perfect and solid
Thanks Steves,You don’t actually have to pump the ticklers. Just push and hold, either your floats are too low or the (tickler) pins are too short. Holding 2 to 3 seconds first ride of the day should be the right sort of time.
Yes, as Steves said, you should find the carbs flood more quickly if you depress the ticklers and hold in the down position, as each time the tickler is released it shuts off the flow, however, if it takes more than a few seconds then either the fuel/float height is too low or the tickler pin possibly needs extending by pulling the pin out of the tickler button slightly.All went well but I found that I had to pump the ticklers 20 + times to get fuel to squirt out. Are yours the same? My old Amal’s only needed about 4-5 pumps,
Once you are happy with the carb settings, mark your idle screw with a paint pen or dab of paint at one end of the slot of the screw head and right beside on the part of the body of the carb. This is to keep an eye, if the screws tend to move from vibration over time. Do the same for the slide stops. My carbs are re-sleeves and as old as the bike. I just put a dab of RTV silicone sealant on half of the screw and a little pushed in past the screw circumference. This method is a set and forget unless you need to dive in there again.
Hi Pete,Hi Dave, I finally got a chance to instal my premiers yesterday. All went well but I found that I had to pump the ticklers 20 + times to get fuel to squirt out. Are yours the same? My old Amal’s only needed about 4-5 pumps, but I did find that my floats were a bit high when I pulled them apart. Do I need to see the fuel squirt out or should I just give it a few pumps and start?