Having said what I did about running in, I would like to hear Dew amplify the "like you stole it" comment to see if there is something to learn from his method,,,given that heat is the enemy when you are running in engines with "coarse" internals, how would you address that subject while still riding the bike hard? I assume that you do agree that lugging the engine in too high a gear is worse than the other way around, but even then, heat remains a factor. Appreciate any input, Dew or from anyone else.
Newbie question that I think is answered somewhere, but I still have a doubt about - coming out of the bottom of the carb is a longish - 15 inch or so - thin, pink rubber tube that I found flapping around, not connected at the other end to anything at all is the way I found it. I have tucked it away towards the rear of the bike, from below the carb, till it comes out a little ahead of the right rear footpeg. Is that ok? What does that tube do and why is it needed? Why is it that the iron engine bike's carb does not seem to have it? I noticed that because I went across to one to see if I could get an answer, but that bike seemed not to have any such tube. My bike has the AVL engine, and I think it has a CV carb.Reposting the question here in anticipation of a response,,,thank you for taking the trouble to answer what is probably a dumb question!
All the carbs should have overflow tubes like this, mine does and its a classic iron engine. If your float gets stuck, then gas will leak out as a safety measure
Thanks for the clarification - where is the best place to tuck away the loose end?
Since we have a discussion going between people in different parts of the world, I'd like to ask about the conditions of the roads you are riding your various RE's on. I live in the southeastern US in a pretty rural area with plenty of paved roads but miles and miles of dirt roads that are sometimes the only feasible way to get from here to there. Rolling to hilly land but not mountainous. How do you all consider the riding experience and handling of your bike in places where conditions are less than ideal?Would panniers be a problem in those conditions?Does the bike handle two-up riding well?
I apologize to the US crowd fo the obscure India references. I'm from NJ, so I hope that still gives me rights ;-) If any of you come this way you should look us up. There is a whole Bullet culture here in india as Indian48 is saying. You guys would love it.
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