what do i do with my new hobby

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  1. linwood68

    linwood68 New Member

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    well i just bought a new 66/80 cc flying horse and i installed it looks great and i am very excited and it wo'nt run it has good spark, compresion ,and i belive gas for the plug is wet .then i bought a new plug and tried that .no go i just do not get it .i also tried different feul mixtures 16:1,20:1,24:1 every time flushing the system and starting with a new plug any way can any one help or does any oneknow of a repair shop i can bring it to in the los angeles area thanks for any info you can give:-||
     
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    First - if you have the kill switch connected, disconnect it. Black-black, blue-blue on the CDI, and make sure the white wire isn't connected to anything or grounding out.

    If that doesn't help:

    Take the bowl off the carb and check the float. Make sure the needle valve is clean. Use 24:1, and you might have so much gas in the crankcase now that it's flooded. Turn the engine over a bunch of times with the plug out to blow that fuel out of the cylinder before you try it again. Start with the choke lever on (up), and keep pedaling while the motor is turning, faster, faster. It might take a little bit to kick over.

    Which makes me wonder ... if the clutch is not adjusted properly, it won't turn the motor over. But no, you said the plug is wet, so the motor is turning. Clutch is fine.
     
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    taddthewadd New Member

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    Here is an idea. This happened to my friends bike too. I told him to check all of the engine hardware to see if anything was loose. Sure enough some of the bolts were loose. When he snugged everything up it ran perfect. I would check all of the bolts holding the engine together as well as the nuts on the head. Don't forget to check the screws on the carb (minus the idle screw) and also make sure the carb is mounted tight. I think a lot of kits come shipped with loose hardware so it is good to check everything. Oh and be careful not to over tighten, you could strip something.
     
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    Yup, yup, definitely worth checking. I forget the torque specs for the head nuts, but I want to say it's something like 90 in/lbs. It's worth having a little torque wrench for those.

    Another thing I thought of is air leaks. Between the carb and intake is common, as is at the carb top. A little silicone at those places will help that.
     
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    when all else fails, turn on the choke.
     
  6. 2door

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    I see this often: A guy comes here, asks a question and gets several helpful replies then you never hear from him again. I wish more folks would respond to the offered assistance and at least let us know if we helped or not. I realize that not everyone has the time to check in here every day as some of us do and this gentleman only posted yesterday but I'd still like to see some response. Any thoughts on that, members?
    Tom
     
  7. Nougat

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    2door, I'm trying to think of the best way to answer that. If I stumble over some words, forgive me.

    Sometimes it's easy for me to lose sight of the fact that other people's lives circulate in streams that are different from mine. Me, I work on computers, I'm on the computer all the time, a huge proportion of my interaction with other human beings happens via keyboard. I'm very comfortable online.

    So I engage in conversation online. But in my clearest of minds, I know that not everyone does. The internet is a tool that different people use differently. Some people use it to get information they can use, and then put the tool down to use that information, in whatever other stream their lives are rushing around in.

    Luckily, I also like thinking things through. So when someone poses a question (even a philosophical one like you've just asked), I appreciate the opportunity to think through it, and that thinking is more satisfying for me when I write it down. I get to have the satisfaction of figuring things out; the asker gets the satisfaction of having their question answered.

    Would it be even better for me if the asker came back around and talked to me? Sure. But it might not be better for them. If they come back, great and thanks! If not, that's also great - in this context because they've been able to gain knowledge from this community. A community that distributes knowledge without condition or grudge is a good one, I think.
     
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    I would have to agree with you Tom. It would be nice for them to reply and let us know if we helped them or they had something all together different that would teach us something new.
     
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    I must say the instant email notification is very intermittent, at least for me, so sometimes it takes me a while to come back and see if there are new responses. Hints?
     
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    Replies back are beneficial because they verify which information has helped or failed to help. These results help to organize potential solutions in order between most likely and least likely solutions to given problems. In this way the whole community is served and enriched. On a personal level it is kind of insulting when the "asker" never gets back in touch, in effect (he) asks for other's time but is unwilling to take a few minutes to give thanks. That is just personal opinion it's neither right, wrong, good or bad.
    *edit I am sort of old school about that kind of thing.
     
  11. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    maybe all those people take our advice, and they go to start their bike up and it explodes, killing them.

    that'd be a good reason not to reply back...
     
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    Maybe theyre still riding around ,I dont have comp. access in my car either so I'm sure I wont have it on the bike
     
  13. Dan

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    Really enjoying this thread. Some great thoughts and thunks. Always learn from you folks.

    laff 2 funny Baird
     

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