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#wheezathebeeza - Now not spewing oil....

After fighting an Amal carb that a bike shop.. cough.. cough.. was supposed to have stripped and cleaned and replaced felt washers that the previous owner had paid to get done just before I got this bike I have removed removed this carb. It allows fuel to flow everywhere. I also had to adjust the timing for the Bones CDI as that had been fitted by this ..cough..cough.. bike shop. Fitted an old Mikiuni carb a mate gave me. Got the bike to run without a huge smoke screen.

So I ordered an new repro VM22 Mikini. Fitted that this arvo + an NGK Iridium Spark Plug - BR7HIX . It starts after a few kicks. It idles. Almost next to no smoke. Rode it up and down my street. Yay!

BUT it sounds like the flywheel plates have come loose. When engine is stopped you can hear this rotating sound from the engine. You can hear this sound slowly die away. So assume its one or both of the flywheel plates spinning on the crank. So that will be the next thing to fix.

I got this bike knowing that its is 49 to 66 years old depending on the different bantams the parts have come off to make this one and knowing that it would need things done to it. I am loving it though. I can see why some Bantam owners have more than one Bantam.

I in no way blame the previous owner of this bike for what has happened. He did not start the bike after it was worked on by the bike shop so had no idea of what was going to happen when I got it.


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