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Barry Robin
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hi all-

anybody know the german word for what we call the "tickler"-the spring-loaded push on a carb to enrich the mixture?

the tickler on my prewar sum carb went BOING...lost the whole shaft, spring and knob somewhere on the road to dun laoghaire.
there's a guy on german ebay who sells repop R62 carbs and i need to know how to ask for the part (i'm assuming that most any prewar tickler will fit); in fact, i supose i need to ask for the whole assembly complete. however the seller seems not to have any english.

can anyone help out on translating? (or know a source to get it elsewhere?)

-barry

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All of my Ersatzteillistes with expanded carb drawings call it a "Tupfer".

The LEO online dictionary (very good, by the way) translates it as a "dabber," "pad," or "positioning pin". Tupfen means "to dab."

The same thing happened to me once with my R6. Very annoying. I rode my bicycle back and forth over the area where I lost it (about 2km) a few times looking for it with no luck. I was able to fabricate an interim one from hardware store material.

good luck,

Bruce

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Try John Parker at ukcarbs@hotmail.com he supplies all parts for British AMALs they should fit REgards Peter G

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OOOpps sorrry he is in Australia ....

Barry Robin
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thanks guys! i've now got a lead or two, and even know the german for tickler...Smile

too bad one of us out there simply doesn't have a spare bunch of parts!

-b

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Big Grin Some of us do have a bunch of spare parts , I for one keep numerous pairs of new carbs in stock,for my pre war and post war bikes along with parts floats needles jets etc.....

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extra spares? o.k., now you're just showing off! gee, thanks for reminding me that i wasted my formative years not stocking up on all the bits and bobs that i knew would come back to bite me in the butt...

soooo....wanna sell off a tickler?Smile

-b

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Robin

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now you're just showing off!

Yes your right sorry,.... :oops:

It was a bit naughty, but I havent just bought these parts years ago I buy extras as I need them just in case I go on a rally and something gives. I also lost a tickler from my 1927 Triumph the same way...

Yes I could sell you a tickler, but then you would probably have some hassel paying for it because of international exchange rates and I dont have visa or master card because im not in business, so you would have to get an international money order which would be worth more that the part.... then I would have to spend a hour and a half packaging and going down to the local Post office filling out a customs declaration insuring it etc....

and then I would have to go and order more parts for myself to put back in stock.... Big Grin makes a lot of sense

With respect there are a number of dealers out there who are geared up to take your money , just order one from them :mrgreen:

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OOOPpps Sorry Barry! not robin?

Barry Robin
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not to worry. barry. robin; i answer to most anything...

i'm especially fond of "hey you!".

pragmatic little bugger, aren't i?

-b

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Hey Baza here is a complete bowl and float for you , so I have been looking at least Big Grin

http://classicdepartment.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=28_38_45&produc...

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a good find, that-thanks for looking after me! i wrote in to them to inquire about it; i'll see what they say...

and: calling me bazza was quite the blast from the past...haven't been called that for years. i think i'm having an acid flashback...

-b

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Well Baza did you get the float bowl . did ya did ya Tongue

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sure did. but the price was enough to harsh my mello!

you know, with all the people rebuilding bing carbs, i'm suprised that i can't find even one person who rebuilds the prewar R12 carbs-considering that they made about 15,000 of them.

-b

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well I guess that if it were me, if I had to spend money on restoring a carb I would not put it into a SUM but rather find some vertical flange Brit Amals and use them, better performance and more spares available , but thats just me Thinking

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I was able to get spare parts for my Sum from Wolfgang Reichenberger. Our local (SF Bay Area) BMW guru made a new slide for me out of brass.

There's also an article in the just-mailed VBMWMO magazine about Triton Machining in Canada that does sleeving and repair work on carbs.

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