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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    The trick with starting fcr's from cold is to press the starter button with your left thumb & rapidly twist the throttle to halfway or more repeatedly until the bike fires up.
    You're using the accelerator pump, instead of the choke.
    The cold looooooong inlet manifolds turn the vapour back into liquid until they warm up.
    I started getting " your bike is hard to start and the clutch is broken"
    Rebuild set of Mikunis work nicely.
    I could start a super long thread like Odduck but have decided just to ride the thing as it left the factory.
    Dumb idea sticking the rear cylinder carb next to the front one me thinks.
    At the end of the day its just a weekend toy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    The cold looooooong inlet manifolds turn the vapour back into liquid until they warm up.
    I started getting " your bike is hard to start and the clutch is broken"
    Rebuild set of Mikunis work nicely.
    I could start a super long thread like Odduck but have decided just to ride the thing as it left the factory.
    Dumb idea sticking the rear cylinder carb next to the front one me thinks.
    At the end of the day its just a weekend toy.
    You'd think they would test these things at the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    You'd think they would test these things at the factory.
    Doubt if Bologna gets many frosts.

    Reminds me of the late Henry Manney in Road and Track mag. California climate wasn't good to Pom cars which used Ethelred's old recipe for glue made from melted down cows to stick the upholstery together. Manney reckoned the glue was OK in the ambient climate of Byfleet, Surrey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    You'd think they would test these things at the factory.
    I gather the Mikuni's were a giant leap forward from the Weber carb they fitted to the first model.

    Can't see why they went away from the Dells, probably on stop credit with them.

    I went to the Factory once, they seemed to spend a lot of time testing ciggies and coffee.

    Museum was good, nice to see the Darmah in the main foyer.
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    Get in there mate, I see a swingarm, it could be cracked though.
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...8b3c040a81-001

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Get in there mate, I see a swingarm, it could be cracked though.
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...8b3c040a81-001
    Ohhhh errrrr a Ducati Project....I could spend loads on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    Ohhhh errrrr a Ducati Project....I could spend loads on that.
    Nono, spare parts, lots of them for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Nono, spare parts, lots of them for cheap.
    I have no need for Ducati parts, they are super reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    The trick with starting fcr's from cold is to press the starter button with your left thumb & rapidly twist the throttle to halfway or more repeatedly until the bike fires up.
    You're using the accelerator pump, instead of the choke.
    My YZF750SP was like that (FCRs) but just needed a squirt or two and it was mint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    I have no need for Ducati parts, they are super reliable.
    In the same way that it's super light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    In the same way that it's super light?
    Dunno, don't ride it at night
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    My YZF750SP was like that (FCRs) but just needed a squirt or two and it was mint.
    Your squirts are green.....?
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    Depends how much V I've drunk.
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    Whoo Hoo Bob, found more parts at cheap.
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...022391500c-002

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    /\/\ Ducati went for $1900, same as the pile of 70's BMW parts last week.

    8 Degreess this morning, out for a spin up to Warkworth, Woodcocks Road, SH 16 and home.
    Great fun up and down the box riding the torque curve.
    The Royal Enfield club were parked up and there were three of the new Interceptors, they look really good and for 10K priced well.
    Owners seemed pretty happy with them but saying that the one I spoke to came from a 500 Bullet.

    Club run this after noon so out on the Commando.
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