picture of the clutch ..all fubar:)
picture of the clutch ..all fubar:)
I'll post one when I take my case off.
I'm sure its done.
Ed you've got mail.
That idle jet is huge, I cant even run a 50 without it fouling out at idle. 45 is working good, but if I dont run a hot plug it fouls after 5 minutes of idling. I might try a 43 for fun....Needle is in the middle area, and the clutch is all stock. I like the clutch after kitting, but shes softening up after blasting past all of those puchs on the SF hills. I have about 700 miles on the clutch post kitting, its the original one too.
I didn't know you were at SF!! What were you riding? If I would have known, I would have totally geeked-out Minarelli style with ya!
As for that idle jet jawns, 60 came stock in my 21mm. I actually am running a 65 in it now. It's the tiniest bit rich, but runs much better than the 60. I think elevation plays a huge role here.
Ryan, how did you 'blow' your clutch? That's not something that happens often. Put the clip on the second-from-the-top notch, drop that main down to about 100-102 for starters. You have to experiment a little. Don't go holding her wide open to get it dialed in. Buy a bunch of plugs, hold it open in one range only, check plug, replace with new plug. Do this for 1/2, 3/4, then 4/4 throttle. As MT mentioned, you could be very lean on say, 1/2 throttle, then have a fat main jet that fouls the plug on full throttle.
Were you there on your snark? I see you have some sebrings, I have one stting in FL....I get semi's thinking about it!
That Baretta is sweet!!! I can't recall seeing it there. I would have remember those mags (want!).
I wish I was there on my Snark. It eats hills and would have been perfect for SF. I was on a red Tomos. Next time, though, especially since '77 has that neat shipping option.
Also, Sebrings are rad! Get one! So smooth, a bit heavy, but fun. I have plans for mine (muahaha!) once I get some $$.
Didnt you have a mohawk? or tuft? I think we talked at breakfast or something...
OOoOoOooh! The Sacred Earth cafe??
Yes, I have a mohawk that is usually pulled back into a tuft LOLOLOL!!
That explains why I didn't remember...it was still morning!! I do remember now! Rad. I love that bike.
I also love Minarelli geek-talk.
I'm running a freaking 86 main, 50 idle with a W7 needle (second leanest). Plug is dark brown all over the range but I'm still 4 stroking at the top. 21mm dellorto. 75cc Polini. I don't know what's going on but I'm actually afraid to keep down jetting this setup given everyone else is running way bigger jets.
Has everyone opened up their intake and exhaust ports on these kits? I plan to but haven't as of yet.
I have, its 19mm from carb to piston. Im going up to 21 soon, so I will make it 21 all the way. I also opened up the trasnfer "lip" on the cylinder about 1mm too. When I move to the 21, Im going to experiment with a larger exhaust port, its kinda sad on the v1 kit.
I've riding her easy.
1/2 throttle, already have 200 miles on it.
Well, I was pulling out of my driveway I heard something fly hit in my case than it just staleed out. I started it back up, my clutch was barely engaging. It wouldn't move at all though.
I'll experiment with my carb.
I'm also planning on looking at my clutch tonight.
That's a tiger, not a kitten
I noticed that the intake and exhaust ports are kind of small.
It still flies though!
What kind of improvements did you get by opening the intake up?
My clutches ended up beeing fine.
It ended up being the nut that holds the clutch on.
I tightened that.
I rode it for about 2 miles tahn nows it's loose again.
It should have a wave washer under it....I think. If not, a simple split lock washer would work. Depending if it is a 9mm or 10mm thread, you could hit up the hardware store for a nylock...
Yeah, I think that's what I'll end up doing.
Hit 40 with my kit today, could probably do more with a nice open road. I don't have a long pull throttle yet so thats only like 3/4 throttle. Stock gearing and the acceleration is incredible, can do a slight power wheelie if I reduce throttle and then jerk it WOT. I'm hoping that "ride it like you stole it" is ideal break in procedure. Plugs are coming out nice golden brown.
Id run it a little more black for break in....
So, today well my clutch nut came off again.
It was stripped.
So, Im went to the parts store and got 10mm-1 10mm-1.5
12-1 and 12-1.5.
I get home.
10-1 doesn't tighten up. 10-1.5 doesn't tighten up.
12-1 was to large, 12-1.5 wouldn't tighten.
Could it be 11mm?
If you are talking about the nut that is under the starting clutch, that nut is actually on te end of the crankshaft.
I measured my spare crankshaft and it is a 9mm x 1.0 pitch
The Minarelli part number is #6270
Well I had another nut off a Minarelli V1 it was even a Fantic Motors bike. It was to small. It was right handed threads.
The nut that goes on and keeps the main clutch on is the one I need.
It's 10mm-1 left handed thread.
It's a SOB to find.
I had to order it.
I'm not even sure it's the right nut.
I have a 10mm-1.5 and it starts a little but that's all. So, it must be 10mm-1?
Call handybikes, they'll hook you up.
BJ's got me cover
Anyone got a piston ring?
Anyone run Royal purple?
I think I'm going to.
Well, I'm going to start breaking this thing down tomorrow.
It's going to be my winter project!
Who's the best and cheapest to get decals from?
Thanks guys and Gal,
Is this a General you are breaking down??
If so, I think BJ might have the decals. If not, try Moped Warehouse.
Also, I might be opening a can of worms here, but a lot of people recommend breaking in a kit in with dino oil because synthetic stuff works so well, it does not allow friction to 'seat' the piston and rings to the cylinder. Everyone has their own way, but I figured I'd throw it out there just for shits and giggles.
My general is sadly gone. :[
I've replaced it with a Concord shadow.
Angelique, I've got that starting clutch for yah.
I'll post a pic. of in Buy/Sell.
I've got a Crankie for you!
Almost as Clean as yours Ed!
How does she look?
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