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by Chris in Margate
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Name change- British Lambretta Owners Association Club
Replies: 373
Views: 30688

Re: Name change- British Lambretta Owners Association Club

I would have loved to have been surveyed.

It's akin to asking children on Christmas Eve what they think of Santa Claus.
by Chris in Margate
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Starting Problems
Replies: 40
Views: 4190

Re: Starting Problems

Once finally resolved if you do belt it about then fit the 8 or the 9.

My money is on the BGM stator. and/or faulty float valve.
by Chris in Margate
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Starting Problems
Replies: 40
Views: 4190

Re: Starting Problems

For easier starting fit the 7.
Fitting the 8 or 9 won't make a difference to starting; if anything it will be harder. Do NOT waste your money.
by Chris in Margate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: New 185cc engine won't start or run
Replies: 29
Views: 2614

Re: New 185cc engine won't start or run

I.have a long range tank (5 yeara)and.new tap and.the filling area is OCD clean
No rust and.no.muck.
by Chris in Margate
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: New 185cc engine won't start or run
Replies: 29
Views: 2614

Re: New 185cc engine won't start or run

I am surprised you believe an online filter to be "obligatory". My experience of them has not been good. I've just stripped my carb after 1000 miles and not a speck. I have stripped filters out of Lambretta fuel lines that had starting issues after taking advice from others. You might just be surpri...
by Chris in Margate
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Starting Problems
Replies: 40
Views: 4190

Re: Starting Problems

That is not your problem.
by Chris in Margate
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: New 185cc engine won't start or run
Replies: 29
Views: 2614

Re: New 185cc engine won't start or run

Yes I hope you mean 0.4 mm.

I don't use choke with easy start.
I.don't like inline filters as most are for pumped systems and you will have trouble starting.
by Chris in Margate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Starting Problems
Replies: 40
Views: 4190

Re: Starting Problems

Never open the throttle when starting because it will flood.
If you fit a tea strainer filter you may have to up your jetting.
What happened to the "no spark"?
by Chris in Margate
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Houston ....we have a problem ...
Replies: 21
Views: 2787

Re: Houston ....we have a problem ...

Bristol Mod is absolutely correct. Take it from me; we're both pensioners and have been here since Noah and Innocenti.
Enlarge a hole in the manifold thus allowing you to pivot it away. Trust me; it works.
by Chris in Margate
Thu May 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: PWK and choke cable
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: PWK and choke cable

I use a throttle outer and inner and a rotating 90 degree bend. I make the cable really quite long and take past the carb and back again. Trial and error and soldering nipple on choke lever end. I personally found that all the standard sizes do not sit fair and square in the choke adjuster.