Looking for a mobile mechanic

Post Reply
AJSCaferacer
Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:54 pm
Location: UK

Looking for a mobile mechanic

Post by AJSCaferacer »

I have a Model 30, 600cc twin which refuses to start despite:
New Amal carb 2 years ago
New plugs
Compression fine
Fuel seems ok
Can anyone recommend a mobile mechanic who could pop round pls? Live in Bath.
Thanks.
SPRIDDLER
Member
Posts: 7409
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:00 am
Location: WEST SUSSEX UK

Re: Looking for a mobile mechanic

Post by SPRIDDLER »

Hi Michael and welcome the club.
Shame you've not had any replies so far.
Although you've put your post in the appropriate forum there have only been 7 posts there in the past ten years so you may get more views/help if you cut and paste it in the 'General Topics' section. A mention of the year might help a bit.
You said it had a new carb 2 years ago but was that whilst it was in your period of possession - i.e. have you had the bike running and been using it or is it new to you? Did it just refuse to start one day or has it been playing up over time? Are the plugs sparking?
I don't know of any 'mobile' mechanics for our old bikes other than helpful section pals in my area so your request might be better noticed in the 'General Topics' forum as suggested.
I poke badgers with spoons.....from 2 metres.
AJSCaferacer
Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:54 pm
Location: UK

Re: Looking for a mobile mechanic

Post by AJSCaferacer »

Thanks Spriddler
I’ve had the bike for 14 years and have improved it over the years. It is reliable but every couple of years it just won’t start.
It may be I don’t use it enough so it can’t be wear and tear.
Thought I would try and find a mobile mechanic on forum as the ones I try don’t work on old bikes. I can always go back to Bike Care in Bristol but will paste to another forum. Thanks again for the tip.
User avatar
jackstringer
Member
Posts: 79
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:09 pm
Location: Somerset, UK
Contact:

Re: Looking for a mobile mechanic

Post by jackstringer »

I can always take a look, I'm not a travelling mechanic but I am good at thinking of the things people forget so hence good at problem solving. I happen to have access to an old git[1] that has the knack for starting bikes.

[1]aka Dad.
User avatar
clive
Member
Posts: 4769
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 1990 12:00 am
Location: LONDON UK

Re: Looking for a mobile mechanic

Post by clive »

If a bike does not start after a long period out of use the first thing i would check is to clean the points. They oxidise when left unused. It can sometimes be all the problem is.
clive
if it ain't broke don't fix
Post Reply