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by jimmo
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Ts1 Rebuild questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Ts1 Rebuild questions

I attempted a spin out today but ended earlier than expected! Heard a knocking noise from the top end and the it wouldnt settle down when the throttle is released. Got home and took the engine apart and found the following. The top ring retaining peg on the piston as gone and the ring ends dont look...
by jimmo
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: is anyone using any other mikuni other than a 24, 30 or 35mm
Replies: 12
Views: 1646

Re: is anyone using any other mikuni other than a 24, 30 or 35mm

Mazz as you know is using the 28mm and his scooter drinks fuel and MarkH at jet200.com said. I find the TM28 Mikuni very difficult to dial in. So difficult that I don't sell it or recommend it to others. I struggled with one on a TS1 for many thousands of miles before finally giving up. On paper it...
by jimmo
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Leaking Mikuni TM35
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Leaking Mikuni TM35

camel wrote:just bend the tab on the float mechanism to shut off your needle valve sooner,ive had too do this.
I've already done that but still leaks!

Think i'll get new needle,jets etc as carb is worn

Thanks for your advice

;) ;)
by jimmo
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Leaking Mikuni TM35
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Leaking Mikuni TM35

I have noticed that even with the fuel tap turned off the carb is leaking somewhere probably from the over flow. I pulled the carb apart, cleaned it out and checked the floats for holes(all ok) etc but it still leaks. Why? The slide is worn and it does need an overhaul but why is it leaking? :flamin...
by jimmo
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: TS1 Service
Replies: 1
Views: 712

TS1 Service

I stuck new clutch plates in the motor the other day and noticed some lateral play in the crown wheel and also that the edges have worn leaving a sharp edge - presumebly because the brass bush behind is worn. Rich Presley sold me a ' improved' bush with grooves cut to improve oil circulation. This l...
by jimmo
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Taffy Replacement pipe??
Replies: 10
Views: 2058

Re: Taffy Replacement pipe??

Sold - I'm gonna get some suitable tube and fix it up!

Thought £345 was a bit steep for a new one

;) ;) ;)
by jimmo
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Taffy Replacement pipe??
Replies: 10
Views: 2058

Taffy Replacement pipe??

My Taffy pipe on my Ts1 is on its last legs - only 10 years old! Should I : 1) Pay over the odds on ebay for a replacement. 2) Change the drive ratio's and get a different pipe. 3) Fire up the welder and grinder and repair it. I love the low down power/torque i get from the taffy and don't really wa...