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225, runs but no rev will not go.

Checking fuel flow seems to be there, is it the valves maybe, or a key way shearing in the flywheel?

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    bazzz7071 Oct 28, 2012

    When did the problem start? more background please i don't blame people trying to fix their motorcycles but its much easier to give a reply if we know some background on the bike such as has the bike been sitting for months without being started in most cases the fuel has gumed up the slow speed jet and circuit.

  • Randy Oct 28, 2012

    My first thought is fuel too. Pulled and cleaned carb, this old 4 wheeler sits most of the summer as I have a newer 4x4 Polaris but when the women wants to go she can ride solo. So long as working. Fuel changed, keyway okay but did find burn in coils but think that to be why not charging propper, as I have spark. Intake valve seems okay too, must reclean carb and try again.

  • Randy Oct 28, 2012

    I have built a blade for this machine and use it to clear snow all winter normally.

  • Randy Oct 28, 2012

    Other thing I'll look into is the air intake to see if some vermin have plugged the intake.

  • Randy Oct 28, 2012

    Cleaned carb with care, found gunk here and there, but still not running much better, runs and dies,have made sure air flow okay, and vent line clear. But still not getting to far.

  • Randy Oct 30, 2012

    After recleaning carb checking spark, then the plug after trying and spark again, have come to the conclusion, weak spark irregular and shot CDI unit.

  • John McPherson Oct 30, 2012

    That is a valid conclusion. You would likely have seent he arcover in the dark if the magneto/ignitor were visible. This happens to be a common issue with newer Homelite chainsaws. btw.

  • Randy Oct 30, 2012

    going to check wiring to see if have a bared wire grounding out first, now..

  • Randy Oct 31, 2012

    Funniest thing, I can have this motor run for five minutes the dies when trying to give a little throttle, try checking the exaust valve now, Still hoping there's a magic cure that somone knows.

  • Randy Oct 31, 2012

    Another question, is it posible to have the engine run if the exaust valve not operating?

  • Randy Oct 31, 2012

    Will also not start till recooled after running, even with the fuel turned off,or on.

  • John McPherson Nov 01, 2012

    If the exhaust valve is stuck closed, no fuel/air mixture can enter the combustion chamber, so no. If the balve is ditorted or a valve seat came loose, it could run, but the exhaust pipe would turn red hot after a short period of time. If it will not start when hot, the exhaust valve could be leaking enough to prevent the air fuel mixture from igniting at the right time so you head popping like it wants to start, but would not start.

  • Randy Nov 02, 2012

    Stiill finding that the spark seems to disappear. Strato coil test low to 1 okay on other. Do not know if that would be the factor for the problem, as this thing should run directly off the battery, I thought.


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Obstructed air intake can cause that problem as can a leak in the induction system. The diaphragm of the carb "might" sometimes do that, because the air impulses that make those work diminish as the throttle opens. And also do not rule out ignition. Check it in the dark with engine running and look for arc over. Also check to make sure the spark plug is gapped correctly.

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