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Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - What’s The Problem? - Mark Cuck­son, Group

I have a Yamaha TDM850 3VD. It has been stood about a year and starts al­right but is run­ning rich as if the choke is stuck on. Do the carbs need clean­ing? I haven’t had them off yet. PS Face­book Saul Tow­ers says: First off, check the air­box for ev­i­dence of nest­ing birds and ver­min. The carbs will def­i­nitely need clean­ing af­ter a year’s lay-up. Fuel has a one month from when it leaves the re­fin­ery un­til it starts go­ing off these days. It isn’t dif­fi­cult to get a TDM’S carbs off for clean­ing. Relink­ing the ca­bles after­wards is the only tricky bit.

“A TDM air­box has gotta be way bet­ter than this.”

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