It's Alive!!

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After purchasing my Commando several weeks ago, I finally got it fired up today after cleaning the severely gummed up Mikuni. Reinstalled the carb and it fired up on the 3rd kick. The bike hadn't been started in a year or so and this surprised me in a good way. After a minute or so it settled into a 1300-1400 rpm idle.
Took a very leisurely ride of a couple miles with little drama.
My biggest concern is a lazy throttle that when twisted didn't want to return to lower revs for a few seconds. I need to look into the throttle cable routing at a later date.
I'm getting ready to fly to Santiago, Chile to inspect a machine we're having built there. Will be gone until Friday and can't wait to get back and continue this most excellent adventure.


Tad :D
 
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I have experienced the same problem with the 34mm mikuni,I consulted
www.allensperformance.co.uk/ and they recommended I use the slide spring from the 38mm race mikuni although 5mm shorter it is made from a heavier grade of wire and has a more tension...it also worth while giving the slide a good clean and polish and make sure you can hear it bottom out when you shut the throttle (without the engine running)...
 
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I've also heard of people fitting an Amal slide spring to supplement the Mikuni spring. They say it works great.

Haven't tried it myself, being more of an Amal girl :D

Debby
 
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debby said:
I've also heard of people fitting an Amal slide spring to supplement the Mikuni spring. They say it works great.

Haven't tried it myself, being more of an Amal girl :D

Debby

That's exactly what I did.... thought I was the first!

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