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Author Topic: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)  (Read 15415 times)

Offline joeybaggadonuts

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #30 on: Dec 15, 2011, 22:57:25 »
cool build! I love the color of the frame
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Offline teabowl13

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #31 on: Dec 17, 2011, 11:13:41 »
Yeah, THIS one is really sexy!
Looks like you're almost done; I definitely think the frame color makes the bike. Fine choice.
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Offline Azbiker

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #32 on: Dec 17, 2011, 18:59:30 »
Thanks guys!

I am done with everything, except I need another front wheel and I am having carb issues. When I kickstart it the idle just goes full bore and will not adjust down. The cyclinder that the needle sits in will not smoothly goes up and down when using the throttle. May just get another carb and try it out.

Thanks for looking.

Offline AimlessMoto

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #33 on: Jan 18, 2012, 01:25:19 »
Updated pic of this? The way that tank looks with the stripped paint, almost begs to be painted urban-cammo!

Also, your carb slide may be twisted, there should be a little groove in there to hold it in one direction.

Offline Azbiker

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #34 on: Jan 18, 2012, 12:40:42 »
Danny- your right about the carb groove. I do have it in right. I am now thinking that maybe the spring is worn and not strong enough to keep pushing it down.


Offline AimlessMoto

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #36 on: Jan 18, 2012, 13:06:01 »
She looks great! I really applaud the clean execution!

Have you lubed the cable? It could be that... But for a quick fix, try just stretching the carb spring out about an inch or so and re-install it.

Again, great work!

Offline Azbiker

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #37 on: Jan 18, 2012, 19:33:17 »
I didn't lube the cable. I will try that along with reworking the spring as well. I was thinking I would just order a new spring from BikeBandit if they have one. I still have an issue with the engine idle. It will be idling fine for a moment and then the idle will shoot way up to where I have to shut the bike down. I may not have cleaned the carb well enough.....I don't know.

Offline SeattleMark

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #38 on: Jan 18, 2012, 19:57:38 »
Looks awesome - nice job!
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