2 stroke motor running badly

dfresh076

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hi guys im new here and kinda new to the motorized bike scene in general, any way with that out of the way my motor isnt running right, ive had it for about two weeks and while i was riding last night it just lost most of its power all of a sudden and will die if im not giving it full throttle, can anyone help me?
 

crassius

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first thing I'd check is the head gasket - all new motors need tightening there sometimes, but newest 40mm stroke motors seem to need it much more often when new
 

dfresh076

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i check and tighten all nuts and bolts after every ride, i took apart the carb and put it back together and it seems to run better although it will bog down then rev up real high after riding for a few min it idles fine. thanks for the advice.
 

mbearden

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In my experience, these china girls need a lot of tuning. My advise (and it's probably contrary to some of the guys here) would be to get rid of that carb and get an R/T speed carb. Besides re-jetting, they basically don't need tuned. Check your intake and exhaust gaskets, these are common compression leak areas (sounds like a compression leak to me) but also check your base gasket too. If you can keep it running while idle, try looking around to see if you can see where fuel might be bubbling out while it's running, higher RPMs usually make it more noticeable. There are a number of places or things it could be. The more you work on these, the more you learn about them.
 

Tyler6357

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If you are losing power you are probably losing compression. Some of those stock heads can become warped after several hot and cold cycles. Check for air leaks around the head. Start it up and use your hand to see if you can feel any air shooting out from around the head gasket. Also, check for air leaks at the carb/intake connection.