I have an old moped. IT's a simple 2 stroke with a
I have an old moped. I am unsure of the make and model. It's a simple 2 stroke with a kick start and electric start. My kick start arm snapped off and i have tried to use the electric start but it won't fire up. I know the kick start still works, but with the arm off I can't get it to crank. There is a new battery in it and the thing still won't kick start. Any Ideas??
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I mentioned in the other post that the switch at the brake lever may not be engaged... What I wrote was check the safety switch... To many issues to resolve in a simple text area... Again try youtube for a decent video showing how to troubleshoot a ignition system.
But you have to have a kick starter first and I don't recall 87's having one. Correct me if I'm wrong or if the trans has been changed out then yes you could have one. But I've never heard of Harley's starting on the second compression stroke. Plus the modern after market ignition systems used without kick start transmissions are the same ones used with custom scoots that have a modern trans with the old look of the kick starter... Although with these high compression engines, compression releases are common place because neither the starter or kick starter could crank one without...
It is definitely frustrating when you can't get your scooter or moped started. The first thing you'll need to do is to narrow down the problem. In order for your gas scooter to start, it really only needs 3 things:
1. Your scooter needs to spark at the correct time. 2. Your engine needs the proper fuel/air mixture and exhaust flow. 3. You need sufficient engine compression.
Top 9 Reasons Why Your Scooter Won't Start:
1. Try depressing the brake handle when starting. 2. The battery has not been charged. 3. The battery is hooked up wrong. This is often the reason for blown fuses. 4. There isn't enough gas or two-stroke oil in the scooter. 5. There is a gas flow problem, especially on the Euro Scooter or Yamaha models. 6. The spark plug wire is not connected. 7. A low battery or bad relay can cause the scooter to only start by using the kick starter. 8. There is no spark to the spark plug. The coil is bad and needs to be replaced. 9. Turn the key to the "on" position.
get the kick start so its just about to go on the compression stroke and stand on the kick start and rev it as it dioes it remember there are 4 strokes and 1 firiung stroke also use the choke on cold starts for 30n seconds
Does it feel like yhe kick is even engaging and turning the crankshaft? Are you full stroking/kicking it over or short stroking it? when cold, are you using the choke. I suggest taking a compression test when it feels as if it hs no compression It could be undersized piston, rings, or a simple. good luck
It would appear that there are 2 questions/users on this post. Still, on your bike, normally, the tank hold plain gas, not premixed. The 2-stroke oil (2T) has its own reservoir attached to the right side, on the frame. The filler would be exposed and relatively easy to access and fill up.
On the Gearbox oil for 2-stroke engines with a wet clutch, SAE 10W40 is the standard.