Looking for a tip on what to look for to make tickling possable. Over the last month I've bought two new amals. A 930 and the other a 932.
Both carbs had poor quality control and need a complete going over.
Some of the problems were;
1) poor casting of the body (void in the aluminum pour)
2) both slides, and another new extra slide, had leftover "slag" in the needle, cable area. They failed to clean out the area after casting. This causes the cable and needle not to seat properly together. The first sign was a loss of freeplay after assembly. and the second sign something was wrong, erratic throttle response. (It's a wonder it started)
3) At 200 miles, the 932 float decided to completely fill with gas.
4) unscrew the jet assembly to find leftovers from the thread cutting right up there by the main jet.
5) on the 930, they just didn't screw the jet assembly tight enough together. Found that laying down in the bowl.
You would expect them to be ready for service, but disassemble and inspect closely!
Now, the current question, if anyone has a tip. My 932 on the TR5MX just wont prime. I have opened the gas cap, turned on both petcocks. Held it down for extended periods. bottomed the plunger repeatedly in it's travel.
Nothing seems to actualy flood the bowl.
I have noticed that new carbs with the big tickler are not coming with the little breather hole below the plunger. Is that hole to let air escape?
Is the ferrele not reaching the float to open the seat?
Or there is an air lock.
Oh it has successfuly tickled before, but I don't have twenty minutes available each morning. She's warm now so I'll take another spin.
72 B50SS bought in 74, I'm the second owner
74 TR5MX bought in 77-new, I'm the original owner
Which one to ride today?