Replacement carb

smoggy

Total noob
Location
uk
Hi,got a 1992 500 bullit,got starting problems, went through all the usual checks, spark,timing,valves,points, got good compression etc,thinking it may be a duff carb,(stripped and cleaned 3 times).
Where,s the best (cheapest place) ,to buy one.
Regards.
 

smoggy

Total noob
Location
uk
Hi,the bike started just great after i bought it,great tickover. Then it just got harder to start. Have bought new points and condenser,so will try them . Plug looks more dry than wet,new plug also. Dont have a decompressor on it,so hard to judge tdc for starting. Will look at pilot jet.
Regards.
 

Cpt.Sparkles

Getting there...
Location
Martian
Dont have a decompressor on it,so hard to judge tdc for starting. Will look at pilot jet.
Buy a decomp & cable....Your life will suck a lot less.

Timing is .8mm BTDC.
Use a old bulb and a couple lengths of wire/black tape if you don't have a tester.
Don't be tempted to use starting fluid on these things.
Do you have a nice hot, blue spark?

Maybe have a buddy with a squirt bottle shoot a blast into the carb while you kick. (full open throttle)
Wear fireproof undies and don't use a bottle that drips 😜
 

Eatmore Mudd

Moderator
Staff member
A '92 huh ? I don't recall which fuel tap those came with but it's a good idea to pull it out and check it's screen and or filter bowl just to be sure. DAMHIK.

Big +1 to what Sparkles said about the decompressor.
 
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