Well Bob I wish I had some of your skills as the first fitting of the head gasket ended up creating a fair bit of steam out of both exhausts. This timeMessage 1 of 8 , Feb 23View SourceWell Bob I wish I had some of your skills as the first fitting of the head gasket ended up creating a fair bit of steam out of both exhausts. This time hopefully I got it right. Cold tools and a cold draft down my back sure put me off tinkering. I have yet to reassemble the fairing with its replaced plastex tags.
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> A2 sounds like you are making progress. I'm going to warm the bike and
> change the oil in the Trophy today, did coolant last weekend.
> The T-bird will get fresh coolant and an oil change today or tomorrow.
> We have rain forecast all day Sunday. I'll take 80 degrees F and rain
> all day over snow. I can open the garage door whilst I work and watch
> the rain. Or take a chair, grab a pint, and listen to the radio while
> watching it rain and admiring the bikes.
When is the last time the Valves and carb sync were adjusted? Are you 100% sure the pilot jets and the tiny ones in the float tubes are 100% clean and inMessage 1 of 8 , Mar 3View SourceWhen is the last time the Valves and carb sync were adjusted? Are you 100% sure the pilot jets and the tiny ones in the float tubes are 100% clean and in place? They have fallen out on some before.
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As a Pilot and owner of Piston powered aircraft for well over 25 years I KNOW about Carb ice. You must be operating within the proper temperatures in VISIBLEMessage 1 of 8 , Mar 3View SourceAs a Pilot and owner of Piston powered aircraft for well over 25 years I KNOW about Carb ice. You must be operating within the proper temperatures in VISIBLE moisture for it to form. I've had it happen several times to me. It won't happen on start up.
It's highly unlikely someone would be on a motorcycle with all the recipe components present at the same time.
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96 BRG T-Bird 900
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From: "scotia whiskers" <scotiawhiskers@...>
To: "TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com" <TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Ongoing starting problems
Date: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 11:21 am
Carb icing is when ice (from moisture in the air or fuel) forms in the inlet tract. It is more affected by humidity than temperature.As fuel sprays in a fine mist out of the jet into the airflow, the effective change from liquid to gas takes energy from the fuel, dropping the temperature. It is one reason why cars tend to have a warm and cold air feed with a balancer mechanism in the airbox.Ice can build up on the walls, but also actually on the slides / air / fuel passageways. My GT550 Kawasaki is prone to icing up after it has been running for a while in cold moist conditions - I have homemade winter baffles to trap warm air around the carb bodies and airbox intake which helps.Piston aircraft engines are particularly prone to it and it can be very dangerous for them - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carburetor_icing gives basic info and a link to a downloadable chart.