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Hi, This is just a quick reminder that the Eastern Section meeting on Sunday August 11th will be held at a different venue, namely The Lime Kiln public house, Cropwell Bishop, Notts.. This is because the British Two-Stroke Club are also meeting there for a run, which starts at 10 am, so if you intend to ride be there earlier, ie. about 9-30 am for signing-on. The BTSC welcome anyone. You don’t have to be a member !
Looking forward to this so hope the weather holds. I spent an hour yesterday on the Scott pottering around after Katie while she built her confidence up on the open roads. The Scott ran well but I’m going to have to do some investigation re starting. There was lots of stop/start so I got to try lots of things to get the old girl started. The only way to get a quick restart on a hot engine was to tickle with no air lever which produced a second kick start. Its a bit odd as there were no obvious low speed running problems and lowering the air lever when running choked the engine up as would be expected. Power was fine and the plugs were a nice colour when I got home. Looks like I’ll be picking your brain on Sunday…..
Do you want a pillion lift Brian? If not, I’ll bring the youngest as he is keen to come as well.
Thanks, but no thank you Keith. My perennial back problem is playing up again, and fifty or sixty miles on a rigid back end wouldn’t be a good idea for me at the moment. Restarting a hot Scott engine, assuming that the petrol hasn’t been turned off, is to just open the throttle about halfway before operating the kickstart. When I rode your bike a few weeks ago it seemed to run well, with no ‘orrible four-stroking or hesitation.
Ok. I can understand why you might be reluctant if your back is sore.
I tried the hot restart with practically every combination of throttle. Its odd as its running better at low rpm since I raised the needle but is not starting as well. Previously it would start ok with a fistful of throttle when hot. Im getting some four stroking at 20-30 mph but its not too annoying. Ill leave it as is for Sunday and see how i get on.
Well, after seeing at first hand that you do have to tickle the carb a bit to get a hot engine restart, the only thing I can think of is that the float level is too low…. Try moving the float chamber backwards about a quarter of an inch, and see what effect it has.
OK, will give that a go. The bike ran great with no problems so there cannot be much wrong. It didn’t boil over again and the engine felt looser after the run so maybe its done so few miles since the “Moss” rebuild that’s its still a little tight. I’d be happier with slightly darker plugs so maybe a slightly higher float level and a larger main jet will ease starting. That should also cool the engine down a little and maybe help stop it boiling.
Thanks for letting us know about the event. Katie had a great time and really enjoyed the ride even though she ran off the road onto the grass at one point. Fortunately, I didn’t see that 😯
Grass is better than brick walls, trees, fences, and motor vehicles…..
When I was looking at your Scott yesterday, I remarked that your radiator looked ‘different’ and possibly shortened, so today I have measured a couple of Rigid-frame Flyer radiators. Ignoring the filler neck, they are both ten and a quarter inches high overall. How does that compare with your radiator ?