Clutch slip

The other day after a long run, the clutch started to slip. It was a rather tired clutch when I built the engine, but I thought it would be ok. Obviously now I regret not forking out £80 for a new clutch kit at the time. So the engine had to come out again. What a pain! It takes ages to take everything off again, the carbs & manifolds, the exhaust, the breather pipes, even the oil filler tube had to come off to pull the engine back far enough, which ment the oil had to come out too.. Well its done now. The new clutch is much lighter than the last one, hope it holds up.

Carbs fixed

After having the carbs off again, I have found the blockage that was causing the lean mixture. Well actually I didn't actually find anything wrong, but I stripped them down again, took all the jets out, and made sure they were clear. I worked out that the blockage must have been between the main and idle jet chambers. So I got some welding wire and pushed it though carefully, with lots of carb cleaner. Although I didn't see any dirt come out, it solved the problem. Then engine runs much better now, very smooth and with much more power.