Drip­ping triple

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - On The Bench -

De­spite a thor­ough ul­tra­sonic clean the Mikuni BST 36mm CV carbs on my 1995 Tri­umph Speed Triple leak fuel from the over­flow. The float nee­dles looked OK but per­haps I have missed some­thing? Aaron Fol­let, email Alan See­ley says: Take an­other look at those float valve nee­dles. Look out for an­nu­lar grooves around the tip. If you see any, the nee­dles are shot. Take a look at the float nee­dle valve seats too. It isn’t un­known for these to cor­rode and if they have you’ll never get them to seal un­less you re­place them.

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