No power when clutch is engaged

seanbbolson7878

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I'm new to this I bought a kit on eBay for 100 dollars and I have it on my bike and it revs up fine but when I try to ride it down the road it can't make it up a super tiny hill and it starts jerking bad. If I pick up the back wheel and disengage the clutch it revs up and then bogs down to like mid throttle. And its brand new like not even an hour on it and i took the head off and the cylinder has some scores near the exhaust Help!

26 inch giant revel 3
"80cc" kit from eBay
All stock
Running 20 to 1
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allen standley

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Welcome to the forum!
What's your fuel / oil ratio?
i took the head off and the cylinder has some scores near the exhaust Help!
Uh Oh.... Can you show a pic of the cyl. Some of the New bargain priced kits are coming through with the cylinder Plating flaked off. That does cause the power deficiency as you describe. Follow this search hopefully it's helpful.
https://motorbicycling.com/search/20992888/?q=new+engine+no+power&o=date&c[title_only]=1
 

seanbbolson7878

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I put a smaller main jet in the carb because it was 4 stroking under load I haven't tested it out yet though but I hope it works
 

allen standley

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Smaller main jet is only good for 4 stroking @ 3/4 throttle to full. Did you try raising the clip position so as to allow the needle to set deeper in the carb? None the less - I fear you need a new cylinder.
 

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I'm new to this I bought a kit on eBay for 100 dollars and I have it on my bike and it revs up fine but when I try to ride it down the road it can't make it up a super tiny hill and it starts jerking bad. If I pick up the back wheel and disengage the clutch it revs up and then bogs down to like mid throttle. And its brand new like not even an hour on it and i took the head off and the cylinder has some scores near the exhaust Help!

The first thing that came to my mind when you said "it starts jerking really bad" is that you might be riding it too slow!! First of all, these things run kinda bad until they are fully warmed up, & you also have to ride it fast enough that the engine is in it's RPM 'power band'... (meaning that it's gutless while going too slow).

Switch to 32:1 mix (4-oz oil per 1-gallon of gas)

The cylinder might still be good to use... Put the head back on & torque it down to 12 ft/lbs (if you torque it too much, you'll bend the head & cause a compression leak.


Another thing... PUT THE STOCK JET BACK IN IT!!! You don't want to re-jet it until it's fully broken in!
 

seanbbolson7878

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Yea I'm trying to ride it in powerband but it doesn't get there when it's under load. When I give it gas it just starts to 4 stroke. It revs up really good with no load but bad with load, and I'm only 140 pounds so my weight wouldn't really matter
I'll try to send a video later in the day or tomorrow
 

Capnspaldin

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Is that intake able to suck air? I can't tell by the pic but it looks like it might need to be offset?
 

xXNightRiderXx

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You will need to get an offset intake. I had a roadmaster frame that was shaped exactly like that Giant. And always, ALWAYS, run in the engine at or higher than the manufacturers suggested ratio before doing any modifications or running it at full speed. Not doing 20 miles at half speed could result in poor performance and excessive wear. Plus, I don't buy engines from China anymore, not since the tariffs. They seem to be deliberately botching products coming to the US after all that. Many of the things I recently purchased from China have been of very poor quality, such that I personally would throw them out before selling them, plus they take forever to ship and arrive.
 
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allen standley

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I see this too...
I don't buy engines from China anymore, not since the tariffs. They seem to be deliberately botching products coming to the US after all that. Many of the things I recently purchased from China have been of very poor quality, such that I personally would throw them out before selling them, plus they take forever to ship and arrive.
 

xXNightRiderXx

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Zeda did sell Iron Lungs. No More Top End Failures with these. I can't find them anymore on their site. Anyone Know about this?
https://zedamotorsports.com/collect...frankenstein-fast-stupid-power-our-race-motor
I wish I did, but at the same time, I'm done with building two strokers. Last two engines I had just kept failing and I needed something reliable, which led to my 79cc 8 speed shifter. But that's another thread altogether.

As far as the cylinder goes, I believe zeda sells jugs. That may be all you would need to get that engine goin again, aside from the offset intake.
 

Jimmy Bloodmaker

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way to lean, need a bigger jet. i use some of the cheapest kits there are. just gotta run 'em rich like a chain saw. if it revs great and doesn't limit out and sputter a bit with no load at full throttle, you're gonna burn your engine up. it's running lean. a two stroke should always be running rich with no load. it's when load is applied tht extra gas gets used up or to cool the cylinder.