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About elsinore250

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    1980 DT 175 MX

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    Live in Atlanta, Georgia USA from Leeds, West Yorkshire
  1. Haha nice to hear from you Airhead! Now you mention it I remember you told me about the O-ring a couple of years back... Mine looks as flat as a pancake. My gasket looks fine. Just went ahead and ordered a new rubber reed block manifold. Expensive little devil! As always thanks for the help and advice. The 'Atlanta Fettler'.
  2. I have had the carb apart so many times I have lost count... I believe the staining is from years past...
  3. Thanks Cynic. Just ordered a new gasket. Not going to ride my bike until its fixed.
  4. I have a 2 stroke oil leak coming from what looks like the reed block gasket (you can see a drop of oil on the bottom of the cylinder and one on the clutch arm). Does anybody know what's going on here? Do I simply need to replace the reed gasket or could there be a problem with the oil pump? Thanks,
  5. Cheers Airhead - it really is as I love riding this little bike so much! Brings back so many memories of my youth. The fella down the street rode one to work, the kid across the street had one with all the trick bits on it. I even remember a lad racing one in our local AMCA MX club days back in 1984. He did pretty well on it too! I hope you got your TT going without too much grief.
  6. The carb has been completely disassembled on at least four occasions. Each time it was disassembled the body and internals were soaked in carb cleaner overnight. I blew everything threw with compressed air before reassembly. Update - I just took the bike for a six mile spin and its is running perfectly! Zero flat spots anywhere through the rev range and its even ticking over at around 1400 rpm. Not sure if this is a fluke due to the amount of times I have had the magneto and stator off or maybe its because I nipped the exhaust manifold bolts up a little bit tighter. I am going to ride it again later today and keep my fingers crossed it behaves in the same manner. I would like to thank all of you fellas for your very valuable help and advice. I could not have got it running without you! The "Atlanta Fettler"
  7. Does anybody know what the two front exhaust flange bolts need to be torqued to? I don't see anything in the Yam manual.
  8. NEO - thanks for the soap sud test idea. I just spent 10 minutes checking it over. I think it may have a bad exhaust flange gasket as I did notice a few tiny bubbles coming from that area. I nipped up the bolt a little bit more and the bike tried to idle. I am going to order a new gasket. Thanks again.
  9. My bike is Definitely a 175G model. Only one slot on needle - FIXED and air screw is preset. Should I try and remove the brass plug where the air screw is?? Their is a small hole in the center of the plug. The plug on the left has been in the bike for 12 months/250 miles (NGK B8ES) The plug on the right was installed last weekend. It probably has 10-15 miles on it (NGK BR8EIX)
  10. Ta very much - I was going to paint it, then I thought "they are original once" left it alone. I am Not even going to replace the seat cover until I have to.
  11. Just went for a blast up the street and she is running fine apart from not ticking over when warm. No more flat spots anywhere in the power range. bike ticks over around 2-3 grand when cold with choke on. When warm bike will not tick over with choke on. Just tried it again and it is trying to tickover with the choke off- only for a couple of seconds. If I twist the throttle a tiny bit you can definitely notice the revs increasing.
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