i was so close started for a min!!

daveet6666

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friend of mine did my first bike i blew engine i put new engine on it myself but back tire got bent so i put that kit on new bike took forever to get ragjoint right but i got it went to fire it up it started up for a min and it will fire but wont stay running! any ideas from the masters of motorized bikes?
 

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Sometimes you have to play with the choke while starting, lower it slightly when it hits. Every engine is different and they usually get better with run time.
 

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It won’t hurt to clean the carb, unscrew the top and leave the slide on the cable, if you haven’t had one apart they are very simple.
 

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Make sure you have good gas flow to the carb, remove the fuel line and turn on the valve and let it run in a container, if the flow starts slowing down loosen up the cap on the tank to see if the flow picks back up. Sometimes the cap vent gets clogged.
 

daveet6666

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Yeah I got one of them fuel filters gonna clean carb one more time and do everything you recommended and I am thinking it will start this time if not think I will hire someone who knows what they doing
 

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I think I know what the problem was! The spark plug boot was coming off plug that's why it started and when I hit a bump it would lose connection ! Off to auto parts store tommorrow and thanks alot Greg I appreciate your help
 

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Did you get your engine to start? If not I will post my will not start check list.