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New T80 on the road in Newcastle UK

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New T80 on the road in Newcastle UK

Post  tim_brp on Tue 22 May - 23:34

Hi everyone, I first joined this forum back in 2012 when I originally got a pretty sorry T80 for £250. It then had a bit of work done by me and a mate, went for an MOT and failed on a few fairly minor points. It was at that point that I moved from Skipton to Leeds (for work) and unfortunately my bike (Giselle) got left behind in my mates barn, where it sat until 2016 when I moved up to Newcastle (for a girl) I brought it with me, it then sat in my back yard until December 2017 until my partners uncle, a recently retired mechanic said he'd happily take a look at it and get it through his MOT.

I'm a fairly practical person, but not too knowledgeable about engines and the like, so I was pretty excited when he offered his help. In just over 2 weeks, unbeknown to me he completely stripped it down, res-prayed the engine casing, welded some dodgy spots on the frame and ultimately made it look wonderful. What a guy! On receiving it back from him he said it was bogging out on occasion and he thought it was a problem with the carburettor, it ran reasonably fine though, but struggled a bit with any sort of incline. He said keep an eye out for someone breaking one and snap one up a carburettor if you can and that should sort it.

I got it back and started using it for my daily commute, a couple weeks ago I managed to source a carburettor and replaced the old one with it, and while I understand that isn’t a complicated job I was quite proud to have done it myself. I got it started back up and immediately it felt more responsive, I then adjusted the tick over and fuel mixture and it got even better.

Last weekend I braved a 40 mile trip along the coast from Heaton (north of Newcastle) down to my partners Grandparent’s house in Peterlee, where her family gather most Sunday’s. Having never been on this route before (I wanted to avoid A roads as much as possible) I got lost on 3 occasions and it took me 2hs, the scooter seemed to max out at 35mph (40 downhill), which I knew wasn’t as quick as it should be, but I got there. My partner’s uncle was pretty shocked to see me pull up on the scooter and was itching to give it a go now the new (old) carburettor was fitted. He immediately recognised a few things were still not quite right and we set to stripping it down there and then in the garage.

It was completely full of gunk, the jets were clogged completely, we were surprised it was running at all. We scrapped out all the rubbish and worked a wire brush bristle through the jets to clear them out. Once back on up and running the difference was night and day, it now gets up to 45mph in no time at all and on the journey back up I only got lost twice and it took me 1h20m, success!

I’m completely in love with the little machine and it makes my commute to and from the station pretty enjoyable! Are then any other members up this way?

Tim

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Another T80 on the road

Post  steve9e on Wed 23 May - 21:36

Hi Tim,

I have just got my T80 and just live down the road in Darlington. It is not my only bike but I like the tiddlers.
Good luck with your T80
Steve :d\\'-\\':

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Re: New T80 on the road in Newcastle UK

Post  tim_brp on Wed 23 May - 22:30

Hi Tim,

I have just got my T80 and just live down the road in Darlington. It is not my only bike but I like the tiddlers.
Good luck with your T80
Steve  :d\\'-\\':  

Thanks Steve. if you ever find your way a little further north let me know.

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Re: New T80 on the road in Newcastle UK

Post  barker on Thu 24 May - 6:39

good luck with your t80 just tinker your get there

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Re: New T80 on the road in Newcastle UK

Post  Duckrider on Tue 29 May - 2:47

Usually when cleaning the carburettor we clean the jets and the float champer.

But it is very basic to clean the main nozzle , But it is very basic to clean the fiery,
I managed to remove it and its holes were 40% clogged..
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