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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by danedg, Mar 22, 2010.
It was Spring for a little while in New England. The bike started up on the first kick.
One pair Type 120 Bing slide carbs, # 1/24/133 & 134. c. 1965 w/ 76,000 miles use.
Received back from Bing Agency after complete rebuild. They're so clean they make the rest of the bike look like crap.
I hesitated to put them back on....
These were operating before they were sent out. I'd cleaned 'em and installed the basic gasket kit and rode the hell out 'em for 30,000 miles. I replaced the slide return springs. I mentioned it and they didn't replace them again during the complete rebuild. Which included: x 2...
7 gram floats
Idle air adjustment screws & springs
He fixed my broken tickler
And threw in the Bing Book
I hesitated for about 15-1/2 nanoseconds...
Rebuilt front shock cartridges courtesy of WorksPerformance, and rebuilt carburetors courtesy of the Bing Agency...
It's gonna take a little while for everybody to settle in....
The rebuilt Bings seem great. Had to retighten several times with the new intake flange gaskets. Idle mixture screws have already been tweaked from factory settings for consistent plug color. Light brown.
Had the front shock cartridges rebuilt, and have discovered that the front suspension to be forgiving and responsive...
Checked for true TDC, tweaked magneto with an inspection mirror back to -S mark,
and set points with Vechs' PointOMeter
She starts and idles like the sultry b.......
She's "skipping' in 4th???
It was fine last year!
A friend of mine suggested checking the 2 Allens under the air cleaner that hold the shifter forks.
Sure enough, the front bolt needed tightening, and the "problem'" disappeared!!!!
Todays ride was sweet and problem free...
Is it possible I've actually rebuilt this bike?
Disregard that oil smear on the front wheel! I got greedy when she got back running and cranked up the front shoes that heated up enough to flow grease from the hub. It didn't affect the shoes but they should be done again....
I was ridin' it like an R100 instead of an R60.
This looks pretty good if your about 3 or 4 feet away!
You were using the brakes before the turns?
The only way I can keep up with some of my bud's is to never lose momentum.
That R 60 will run at close to redline till the fuel tank runs dry with no problem.
I'm curious to see if the rebuilt vergassers improve your fuel mileage. I've never noticed an improvement on mine (50mpg since forever), but I rebuild them, not Bing. They are very easy carbs to work with. Now that you have the book, you can do them next time.
Are you ready to get the rear shocks done?
The rear dampeners seem to be still operational so far, so I'll ride 'em this season and send 'em over for rebuild next weenter...
Bing replaced damn near every replaceable part on 'em and a coupla non replaceables as well.. they sent all the original jets, floats, needles, etc. back to me in a bag.
The carbs ran OK before I sent 'em over. Bing didn't have a problem with age and wear on the slides, bodies.etc.after 75,000 miles. They told me they couldn't tell me when they would eventually wear out...
They replaced the floats, but I'm not sure why. Maybe because it's part of the rebuild. The old ones were still floating, and may again... I've got a good used rebuild kit in a ziploc "just in case".
I'm estimating about 45mpg last year, and haven't put on enough miles yet this year for a comparison. I'd be amazed to hit 50 on a regular basis. On the other hand, I did think I was buying this bike to save money on gas, "once upon a time..."
I was so cute at that age!
I do live in one of the "motorcycle heaven" spots on Earth. We've got 100's of twisty tiny roads with bits of history around every turn, from the Big City to the Adirondacks, from the mountains to seashore, the bike will handle (and keep up with) everything except the slab...it's so nice I only get to ride it 7 month's out of the year. It's a heavy price.
For the first time I have two bikes ready to go...
My first choice seems to be Jezebel...
Have a look at what our /2 sparked for inspiration.
Going solo eh?
The dual seats,[ I've one of each,] were cuttin' me in half lengthwise.
The solo fits well...
My butt is happy!!!
And that's all that counts...
It's the ONLY way to goLooks great!!