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ferrarirobinson
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpyf1cGE1es

Nice Custom !
I’d like to ride it. Sounds Excellent !

I am mostly interested in the Mikuni Adaptor(s). (8 minutes in)
Can anyone identify them and a source ?

Charlie.

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Adaptor

Just check EBay type in Mikuni carb adaptor there are tons of different sizes available.

ferrarirobinson
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It doesn’t mean that there

It doesn’t mean that there are not more on eBay and elsewhere, but I had only found one that matched mounting stud spacing and other dimensions for the VM 26 8074 carbs. It was slotted and you replaced the stud mounts and the throat was 28mm which was 4mm larger than head intake. It was from OZ (Australia) and was $69 plus each. It would work and probably what was used in the video.

Just looking for options.

I have designed a manifold that will address those issues as well as match the Bings built in angle exiting the head and will price to see if not ridiculously priced over $69 each.

All this has been educational and will even be fun if the goal is achieved; easier Cold Starting. This thing about dumping Fuel on the Ground is nostalgic but way too frustrating when you should be riding. I rode /5’ ticklers for 20 yrs and never had starting issues as severe. I’m sure there are those out there who can start their tickled vintage bike with two fingers at 0° Celsius. I can’t. If the Germans had tickled bikes during the War, i can’t imagine starting your bike on a cold Russian Winters morning.

Charlie

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