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  1. mati0921

    mati0921 Loyal Comrade

    Kev, do you still have the original batttery cables, if yes, replace them with copper cables. :)
    The original aluminium cables have too much resistance in them causing all sorts of wierd trouble. :)
    one day my starter just clicked. think i tried 15 times before it turned over slowly, but got it running to get it home. put a charger on it and it would not start at all the next day. thought the battry was dead so took it to the store since it was still under warranty, but they would not take it since their tester said it was fine, then i heard about the cables going bad. no problems since. :)
  2. Steve

    Steve Loyal Comrade

    Yes, I have replaced my cables with new copper cored ones.
  3. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    yes i still have the original battery cables fitted i was going to change them but didnt as the resistance was very low,the starter siezed solid but since cleaning it out it spins over fine again,my battery was flat as the car had,nt been started for a few weeks and needed a good charge,if i start having any more battery issues i will be changing the leads ive been having carb issues with my mikuni copy carb the main jet is a std one but the idle jets not so hence not being able to alter the low speed fueling hopefully my new new carb will sort this
  4. Andrewwoey

    Andrewwoey Puttering Along

    I would be interested in a review on its running with a modern motorcycle carb. I have and work on many 2 stroke motorcycles, and is more than happy at setting them up.
  5. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    With my old motor bike carb the car ran smoother and accelerated better especially at higher speed running on the main jet it was lean at low speed when running on the pilot jet im hopeing to be able to get it better with my new cafb when it arrives
  6. Andrewwoey

    Andrewwoey Puttering Along

    Brilliant. I know there are ready set up kits available from Germany, but its good to do your own. The only issue with 2 stroke are that they won't tolerate being lean for to long. Its so easy to seize a 2 stroke. 4 stokes are more forgiving.
  7. Ron

    Ron Premium Member Forum Donor

    Hey all,

    First post in ages...! Rosie is going well, back on the road for the daily commute now the salt is gone! The only issues were the battery (I left the ignition on one night!), it just wouldn't hold any charge afterwards, but was pretty old. Also, I could feel a slight hesitation on pick-up, and the occasional cough/splutter at speed. I took the carb off and found a small piece of grass(!) stuck in the jet at the bottom of the bowl... how it got there I'll never know.

    The dreaded rust is getting more of a hold now, so this summer will probably be her last before coming off the road for a big sort out. Underneath is fine, but the roof frame (under the gutter) and front grille surround aren't looking too good. No holes, so not too bad. The plan is to get our other Trabi out (Keith), whose bodywork is just about perfect, and perhaps use Rosie's running gear to get him going quickly.

    I'll just go and peruse the site and catch up on all your Trabi tales, the pic was taken today through my workshop door as I was getting ready for home, a sight for sore eyes!

    Cheers all, Ronnie.


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