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Mikuni flatslides?

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by fiatfan, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. baz

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    Don't know of any but I'd be very interested to see them
     
  2. triumph2

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    Is there a particular reason that you don't use or like the SU?
     
  3. Nater_Potater

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    I converted to a single VM a couple of years ago, mainly because it was a bunch cheaper than a pair of Anals, and the stock carbs were causing idling woes. The fuel enrichment system makes starts very dependable, and it returns a consistent 57-59 mpg (US). It definitely does chop anything above 90 mph, however. I've had a re-think as of late; the Pazon Altair has returned such a beautifully stable idle that I'm thinking of putting the twin Amals back on (I like the way they look).

    Nathan
     
  4. baz

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    Just never got around to fitting it ,but from what I have read you can get very good mpg from them
    And they don't like starting unless the tank is more than half full , I have around 3 maybe 4 kicks in me because of a knee problem I can't really have a bike that's hard to start
     
  5. triumph2

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    I ran one for years and intend to re-install it when I get it ultrasonically cleaned (it sat for a while with crappy ethanol gas in it). Good performance and amazing gas mileage. I never had a problem starting mine, usually one or two kicks from cold and first time when warm. I had no problems with low fuel starting either though I have heard of people having problems with both of those things.
     
  6. baz

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    I planned to do the lawn mower primer conversion that was featured in the owners club magazine to mine but I just don't have time at the moment
     
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  7. cliffa

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    Baz, do you know the date of that article by any chance? For the fun of it I'd like to have a go at an S.U. conversion (and i'm a tightwad, so the thoughts of 80+ MPG are appealing) ;)


    Cheers,

    cliffa
     
  8. baz

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  9. cliffa

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    Thanks baz.
     
  10. baz

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  11. robs ss

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    I read this with interest - and will post it here for those that might not have access
    Cheers
    Rob

    Scan.jpeg Scan 1.jpeg Scan 3.jpeg

    Also - I have just realised that this SU discussion is probably hijacking the original Mikuni TM thread - maybe start a new SU thread for further discussion?
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  12. robs ss

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    PS: if anyone wants pdf of the pages above PM me - no worries!
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  13. 84ok

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    fwiw, ebay shows
    for ~ 120 bucks US
     
  14. Mr. Rick

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