newb in south fl

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  1. bimotocycle

    bimotocycle New Member

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    Hey yall, I just bought a bike off Craigslist that has a 66/80cc motor. It was used a few times before purchase. I rode the bike 50 miles to get home, and it rode fine most of the way, except there was a few minutes where it shut off on me and I coulnt get it started. I messed with the wires from the coil and it turned back on. I finally got home, and it worked fine the other day, but again the engine would not start, I pulled off the spark plug wire and a gold threaded piece came out with it. I tried to screw it back in for about an hour but it would not catch. I looked inside the cap with a flashlight and saw that the threads inside were almost smooth. I went to the local lawn mower shop to see if I could get another cap, but they want to charge me $14, I looked online and found them for $1.99 on Amazon, so I ordered 1 of them. Hopefully that will take care of the problem. I also noticed some burn marks on the rubber around the ends of the coil wires. I dont know what that is from. Is there a way to test the coil to see if it is still operational?? I am so glad I found this forum, because I am slightly mechanically retarded so I will probably be needing alot of help. Besides that I am excited to have my new bike and look forward to putting alot of miles on it without worrying about emptying my wallet in the gas tank.
     
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    bimotocycle New Member

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    Also if im not mistaken, 2 cycle motors usually dont have a second compartment for oil, yet I see an oil-like substance just below the head around the gasket. What could that be?
     
  3. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum, oil below the head...exhaust leak or head gasket.
     
  4. Fulltimer

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    The spark plug wire should be replaced with an automotive type anyway. The one that comes with the engine isn't exactly high quality. As for testing the coil, there is a way to test it. You might not like it though. Put a decent sized bolt on the spark plug cap. Hold onto the bolt and pull the hand starter if it has one! It will be a "shocking" experience! :)

    Terry
     
  5. bimotocycle

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    I bought an inline spark checker and the light in it lit up. So I went out to check if I was getting air in the motor. I put my finger over the carb and tried to start it, and it started up. I am going to change the head gasket in the next few days. I have never changed one myself, it doesn't look like it will be hard, but should I know something before doing it. Will I need some else besides the head gasket or tools to take the head off??
     
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    Welcome! Congrats on your first bike and I look forward to seeing how your repairs go! I know it must be killing you not to be able to ride.
     
  7. Saddletramp1200

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    Welcome to THE Forum, The bad news, Their is none, The Good News, your one of us now. and there is no known cure. (c)
     

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