So we went out for a quick run Sunday, had to be at the inlaws in the afternoon, so just out for an hour to buzz about.
Would give me a chance to observe the temp gauge after fitting a new sender, see if I can fill the fuel tank ! I have to go really slow and point the nozzle up, might have to investigate the tank filler situation at some point !
Anyway, had a fun run round, temp was all good, tank is full, gauge reads about 130% full, lol, none of the gauges are very accurate !
Half doors made the better half feel less like she was about to fall out of fast corners, I found them useful if a bit restrictive. Wind deflectors do a decent job too.
About a mile form home, I heard a little noise, difficult to define but one of them, I 'm sure that's not right moments.
Then the lumpy running started.
Tickover was fine, but really down on power.
Limped home, let it cool, cover back on and out we went for dinner with the inlaws.
Didn't' really have any time to check anything, but have spent a couple of days pondering.
Ignoring the big ticket items. I sumized that as it was ticking over fine, and was down on power, how about 1 carb not working.
So tonight, as the windy weather has passed, I decided to take a look.
Nope all linkages fine, everything doing as it should.
OK, what about spark then.
Plug leads all on plugs fine, reach down to dizzy, one lead fully off and just floating about. 1 lead about ready to do the same.
Pushed them back on, but they are really a loose fit, so a bit of manipulation to the ends and back on nice and tight.
Didn't' have chance to run the engine up, but it looks like the obvious cause.
Now what made them decide to come off ?
Were they just loose all the time, and the couple of hundred miles I've done since purchase ( more than between it's last MOT ! ) is just showing up all the little niggles ?
Anyway , feeling a little brighter that it's not a big ticket item, looking forward to another run.
Though looking at the forecast, it'll be a damp one !