i was so close started for a min!!

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  1. 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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    Are you using the choke?
     
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    Yes
     
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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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    I tried all that! Maybe clean carb? I don't know
     
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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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    Thanks Greg I did it ran for few mins then died I don't know what it is driving me nuts lol
     
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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.
     
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    I did that it stayed running for 2 blocks then wouldnt start coil wire maybe?
     
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    Try riding with the cap loose, it sounds like fuel starvation, I doubt it’s the plug wire itself, maybe a coil or cdi
     
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    Are you using the in tank fuel filter or a in line filter? The in tank filters are poor quality and restrict flow
     
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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.
     
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    He replaced the sparkplug boot.
     
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    Yes Greg answered but thanks
     

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