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ER Classics Desktop 2022

Float problems from Mikuni'sA beautiful motorcycle that in 22 year only 14.500 km has driven and where the rear tire still has a fat profile ... Such a young timer is the dream of every enthusiast?

However, it turned out that standing still for a long time with occasional a few liters of gas after a short drive led to a staggeringly high fuel consumption. That deserved attention.


A Triumph Trident from 1992 is much less key-friendly than its predecessor, the T150V. The carburettors came off and were ultrasonically cleaned at a renowned company. That did not yield any results. The Trident continued to run too rich and messy. Then you take everything apart again. Checks everything. Checks the floats for leakage and level ...

Builds everything in again. That hassle is now routine. And you know exactly where to push and push to get the carburetors in place without breaking the air filter ...

And then you start and drive around the block ...

And the left muffler is sootily excited again like the barrel of a too often used piece of ship's gun.

Then it's time for an extra cigar and an early glass of whiskey.

After a long period of thinking, it is then decided to look on the Internet for people who say they know about old Hinckey Triumphs. This is how Kat engines - www.cat engines. Nl found it.

The problem is explained by telephone.

“Ah, that's typical of early ones Triumphs. The float units of the (Mikuni) carburetors will leak. Then he starts running too rich. We have new sets. You can have it at home tomorrow.

Problem solved.

The suggestion: Do not rely solely on your own skill and the knowledge of a simply good motorcycle company where your motorcycle is a 'strange duck'. Youngtimers apparently also have their peculiarities. And if such a yountimer is not one of the big brands….

Then consult a specialist. A real. No Google Forum Guru. But a company that provides more than no-obligation advice or is all-knowing. A real company

 

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