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by Lewes96
16 Aug 2021 07:34
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Electrical issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: Electrical issues

Found the issue in poor earth so switch not earthing! So all good there. In terms of connections to regulator the wiring is as per Blue service manual - see pic - so brown from fuse box to regulator as required I think. And red from battery to fuse box. Cheers
by Lewes96
04 Aug 2021 16:20
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Electrical issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Electrical issues

Two problems possibly connected:

1) with the key in second (ie lights on (5 pole switch - 1977 Strada)) position the bike stopped charging.

2) having checked wires to switch and fuse block bike then wouldn’t turn off ie runs even with key out.

Any thoughts out there?

Cheers
by Lewes96
11 Jul 2021 16:14
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Top end cutting out
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Top end cutting out

Finally got to the bottom of it. The block where the main jet/float bowl retaining nut screws in had split vertically. Not much but was allowing excess fuel round the main jet, hence rich running to end. Replacement carb body ( Ducatipaddy - nice refurb) and all good.
by Lewes96
06 Jul 2021 20:32
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Little brass tube in carb throat
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Little brass tube in carb throat

Cheers, address on the way.
by Lewes96
04 Jul 2021 21:26
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Little brass tube in carb throat
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Little brass tube in carb throat

Both holes clear. Just interested in the purpose of the tube and if some carbs had it while others didn’t?
by Lewes96
04 Jul 2021 10:41
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Little brass tube in carb throat
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Little brass tube in carb throat

Understood on the air feed to the atomiser. The existing body (being changed as the jet block split) has the pipe. The replacement has the passage but no tube (see pic). Just wondering if the lack of tube matters?
by Lewes96
03 Jul 2021 19:05
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Little brass tube in carb throat
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Little brass tube in carb throat

See pic attached VHB25BS carb.
by Lewes96
01 Jul 2021 22:29
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Little brass tube in carb throat
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Little brass tube in carb throat

Anyone know what the little brass tube slanting outwards in the bottom of the throat of the VHB carb? I have bought a new body and am fitting all the jets etc from the old one but finding this bit hard to remove. Just wondering how, and indeed what it is.
Cheers
by Lewes96
23 May 2021 19:47
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Top end cutting out
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Top end cutting out

Having checked carbs thoroughly tried a plug change to BP7EV from B7ES and problem seems solved. I guess the more slender electrode works better.
by Lewes96
16 May 2021 17:20
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Top end cutting out
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Top end cutting out

Hi, this is with two new taps fitted and both open. Dropping down gears makes no difference. I will check the ignition bits though.
by Lewes96
16 May 2021 13:58
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Top end cutting out
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Top end cutting out

My Strada faltering and power dying away when ridden hard, esp going up hills. Ok if back off and then give it another go but then same thing happens. Thought it may be fuel supply as there was a bit of crud in the float chambers so cleaned tank and fitted new taps. Carbs balanced and new gasket kit...
by Lewes96
03 May 2021 17:51
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Sugar cube fuel tap for 3.5
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: Sugar cube fuel tap for 3.5

Thanks for the tip but had a quick check and sure enough none there.
by Lewes96
06 Apr 2021 20:18
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Sugar cube fuel tap for 3.5
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Sugar cube fuel tap for 3.5

If anyone has a spare one.Cheers
by Lewes96
10 Oct 2020 16:19
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: CEV Indicators
Replies: 0
Views: 747

CEV Indicators

If anyone has any original chrome indicators for a 77 Strada
by Lewes96
26 Sep 2020 17:12
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Compression
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Compression

150 PSI on both