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Rebuilding an ossa 250 pioneer. How does the "tickler" on the carberator work?

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Wow! Old technology here.
Depending on what make carb is fitted, the "Tickler" is a lever that pushes the float down into the float chamber allowing the carburettor to "flood". This is instead of a "choke".
I hope that answers your question and ride safe when you get her going.

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The high pitched sound could mean something but normally not depending on age.
Things to check.
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