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cutting out

Postby Slash » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:10 pm

My 1958 model 18 cuts out after moving off a few metres, seems fine on the stand when revving it.
Checked and cleaned the concentric carb, changed fuel.
I know most fuel problems are ignition, but the magneto seems to be ok and the bike starts readily. Being a Velocette owner I'm used to sorting starting tantrums, but this one is most odd....

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Re: cutting out

Postby Brad » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:45 pm

When it cuts out on the move, have you checked for a spark.? I was just wondering if there may be a poor connection or broken wire which might cause this problem.
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Re: cutting out

Postby Rob Harknett » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:30 pm

What mag have you got? What 1958 model 18?

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Re: cutting out

Postby Slash » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:03 am

It's a model 18 springer bitsa built by Pete Pykett. Has a Lucas N1 magneto.

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