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Old 08-19-2013, 05:03 PM
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Angry X80-BK on a Murray Beach Cruiser - Starting issues and fuel problems. PLEASE HELP

Hi all, I'm new to the Motor Bicycle world, and am in dire need of some help.

I bought a BGF 49cc about a month and a half ago and slapped it on a 26" Murray beach cruiser. I had it running pretty decently, but then I lost spark, and tried changing the CDI. So I decided to try and get them to do an exchange or issue a refund, but that turned into a nightmare.

Anyway, I ordered an X80-BK, and while I was waiting for it, completely went through the bike and gave it fresh paint, fresh tires and tubes, cleaned everything up, fresh grease, ect. So I got the motor kit last Thursday, and got it together that evening. On Friday I got it running, rode it nice n slow around the block a couple times (.7 miles) and even had it idling perfectly for a minute or two, but I must've not had the drive sprocket perfectly parallel, and I threw a chain and ended up bending a spoke and screwing up the wheel. I bought a new rear wheel, got the sprocket just right, and had everything lined up nicely.

Here's where the problem really starts. I can't get the motor to start again. I had it running with no problems on Friday, and havent been able to get it to run since and I didn't change or adjust a thing on the motor. I checked to make sure I was getting spark, and that's beautiful. The motor kit I got didn't come with a fuel line (big surprise), so I put a 1/4" clear line with a brass cone fuel filter on it. The fit isnt quite perfect, but it doesnt leak. When I try to start the motor, I drop the clutch and the motor will fire once, or a few times, and then nothing. I'm getting fuel leaking out of the air intake on the carb like the bowl is way too full. I took apart the carb and found that the small brass flange (or whatever it's called, like I said, I'm still new to this) that sits on top of the float and regulates where the needle is inside of the fuel inlet nipple was stuck. I and got it moving freely again. I put it together properly and the gasket is where it needs to be, and all the screws are tight. Motor still wont start, and I dont understand why I'm leaking like this!!! Is my problem a fuel line that's too large? Could I be flooding it? I would think that if that were the case I would maybe a leak a little, but the motor would run. I've put a lot of time and effort into this build (2nd motor install, first custom build), and I'm losing my mind here!!! Please help me out!!!!!
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