Mystery bogging, uncovered.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by houseofreggae, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. houseofreggae

    houseofreggae New Member

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    Couldn't for the life of me figure out what was causing my F80 to bog around WOT. Checked plug, seemed good n chocolate. Wire, good connect. Adjusted my needle - siliconed any potential leaks...then as I'm tinkerin around, I tip my carb over just a little too much and there goes the bowl contents, through my air filter inlet. So, of course I pop off the cover to dry the material out and wouldn't ya know...my choke cover was cock-eyed and the nut was loose. Seems that with choke in fully open position, the cover was still protruding over air intake hole 1/4-1/8 of it's opening. Anyway, tightened that sucker down and eyed about how far I could adjust it up or down without over-extending it and throwing off the nut adjustment. Apparently these choke arm assemblies have a weak connection the the plate (I KNOW, BIG SURPRISE - RIGHT?)...just one more thing to add to the updated edition of "Motorized Bicycles For Dummies". The "dummy" being me. Thank god for this forum tho, without it I wouldn't even have known the motors had a choke. laff

    Pedaled it, started it, got up to around WOT = smoooooth.
     
  2. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I was you, a couple years ago. My choke's machine screw has a locknut on it.
     
  3. houseofreggae

    houseofreggae New Member

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    Great idea!
     
  4. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    What kind of silicon are you using for air leaks?
     
  5. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Me:I bought a special-made nitril gasket from That'sDax for mating carburettor to intake. Form-a-gasket does well for the rest.

    Him: dunno.
     

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