VB600 starting issues

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Re: VB600 starting issues

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The pilot fuel supply drilling in the jet block is tiny - 1/32 maybe? I've had mine block up before.
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Re: VB600 starting issues

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I would suspect blocked pilot passage, tickling will give enough fuel to fire but can't suck any more in. As you have said, very small holes, check using a torch in a darkened room.
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Re: VB600 starting issues

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Yes indeed. Pilot passageways are my No 1 suspect at present. I'll pull the carb and investigate. I cannot really think what else it could be.....
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Re: VB600 starting issues

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Update

Pilot passageways all cleaned and rodded through. Carb also given a general clean whilst it was off. No obvious signs of blockage but the threads where the pilot screw locates were dirty. Could have been something in there blocking the air/petrol I suppose. It wouldn't take much. Anyways, from cold, full choke, a smidge of throttle and slightly retarded it seems to burst into life more willingly - second or third kick. I'll see how it goes.....Lovely to ride, bung it top from about 30 and forget. Wouldn't like to take it much above 55, but then it's not the bike for that - especially with our roads and the rigid rear end. Deeply pleasant for a summer evening's chug out into the foothills of the Grampians/Cairngorms.
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