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I have a carb that runs rich on tickover. Just touch the choke and its stalls immediately.

I have set the float height artificially low - made no difference so it's not flooding.

I have checked that the choke is seating properly so that's not the issue.

I tried a smaller pilot jet and it made no difference.

The pilot screw makes no difference screwed fully in or out.

The slide is working as it should and the needle is properly fixed in place.

137 main jet on VO5 nozzle.

The TTR runs fine on other carbs.

What am I missing - what else could cause the problem - anyone got any ideas please?

Brian



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Could the throttle slide be NOT closing properly? confuse

Is there a scuff on its side - is it slightly oval - is it burred somewhere ???? confuseconfuse

Are the cables adjusted correctly to let it seat down to the slide adjuster???? confuseconfuseconfuse

Martyn



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Thanks for the feedback Martyn.

The throttle slide is definitely fully closing.

To check the carb I ran it without the cables attached.

Logically I can't think why the throttle slide/needle/nozzle/main jet could make the TTR run rich at tickover but I will strip out the slide assembly to make sure It's all OK wink

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hi brian i once had carb problems with a rd 350 lc that i had restoredi tried many things but no cure until one day i was removing the jets & noticed one hole in one jet was slightly bigger than the other but they were both stamped the same number so i removed the needle put it in one jet & marked it then the other they were different so i guess some one had drilled the jet larger which people used to do when they were young & stupid just a thought john

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I can't believe it's taken me 2 months to get sufficiently motivated to try again to fix the carb - although maybe having booked the TTR in for an MOT on Friday helped disbelief

Anyways up, after careful inspection of slide etc, I could see nothing wrong so, just for the hell of it, I swapped the nozzle for a nearly new one with a different main jet (taking on board John's suggestion that the main jet might be faulty).

I couldn't see any difference between the nozzles and the main jet was slightly bigger but, somehow, the different nozzle/jet seemed to fix the problem and the TTR ticked over sweetly without the bumbling that I had put down to an over rich mixture.

I then replaced the main jet with the new 137 one that comes in the All Balls kit that Steve sells and, again, the TTR ticked over nicely and runs strongly on the carb right through the rev range so I am a happy (although slightly bewildered) bunny biggrin

Thinking about it, maybe I hadn't screwed the original nozzle in fully? I know that I am nervous of over tightening nozzles knowing that they can snap off. There is no way of checking now but I will try the original nozzle in another carb to see if that one runs properly - in due course wink

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