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Carb sat with bad gas ,what is the best way to clean it, without removing them if possible. the bike has good spark and fuel is flowing to the carb, thx

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Does it run right now? If so try Sea Foam. But the best way to do it is to remover the carbs.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

Testimonial: "thx, but i tried pulling the drain needle, spraying gumcutter down the main jet and flushed it a lot, got it running, but needs more cleaning"

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2. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
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An engine needs three things in order to start and run; 1. Spark 2. Compression 3. Fuel. Sounds like you've got good spark if the engine starts, so it seems you may have a fuel problem. This could be several things, from a kinked fuel line or a bad gas cap, to a plugged or gummed carburetor. The carb is usually the issue if your machine has sat for any time with Ethanol Gas in it. The carb should be taken apart and thoroughly cleaned with a good carb cleaner (better left to a professional if you're not familiar). Your machine appears to have a Honda engine on it and I have had problems with stuck valves on them. The valve cover is right up front and if you prop the front of the machine up, can be removed without losing your oil. Make sure the valves are working properly and not sticking. One more possibility is that you may have struck something hard with the blade and knocked the timing out of whack (broken timing key underneath the flywheel. That's the best I can do without actually looking at your machine. Best of luck to you.
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Starts and runs with choke on for about 1minute or so then starts to cut out and backfire out exhaust, then won't start again . i cleaned tank , fuel getting to carbs , new plugs, thinking coils bad? I did...


Sea foam isn't always the answer there is far better things to use, berryman B12 chemtool is the best i have found for thing that haven't been sitting for a awhile but just need a good clean or water problems.
On to the problem at hand, has your bike sat for any amount of time? if so you need to clean your carbs. the gas will varnish and block the jet. will the bike run without the choke? Check your coilby seeing if you have spark test each hole if you have good spark them you know that coils and pickup are working.
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What happens if you remove the plug, put starter fluid or gas in the chamber, put the plug back in and try to start it? If it runs for a few seconds, then you have a fuel flow problem, usually a dirty carb. If it has been sitting for a while, the ethanol in gas can attract water as well as deteriorate hoses, gaskets, etc. This would necessitate removing, cleaning and rebuilding the carb. I would recommend using a fuel stabilizer that counteracts the ethanol effect especially if your gas powered tools sit for long periods without use.

If this doesn't work, have you checked for a good spark? You can remove the plug, leaving the wire on it and hold it against the engine while you crank it and check for a spark (best done in as dark a place as possible to ease viewing the spark). Lack of spark would suggest a coil or magneto problem.

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Start by checking to make sure the kill switch is set to "run", as nothing will start the bike if it's "off". And that all the fuses are good. (There should only be two)
Just like a no start problem with a car, it's going to be one of the big three: Fuel, Air or Spark. You can start by removing the spark plug and checking for spark by holding the plug with the plug wire attached, in a gloved hand, near to a part of the frame and turning the engine over. Be aware that it will shock you, if you are not careful.
If no spark, the Stator/ magneto (alternator), Capacitor Discharged Ignition or CDI (timing), or Regulator/Rectifier (voltage control and conversion) could be faulty, and there are no real good tests for these other than using another scooter that works, changing out the parts and rechecking.
If you do have spark, check the fuel by removing the air filter and spraying a small amount of starting fluid into the air intake. Please note however that these scooters require an exact airflow and the bike may not run or idle without it's filter.
Did you clean out the carburetor, or dump the float bowl? If so, it can take a ton of cranking from the engine to put out enough vacuum to draw gas back in. Starting fluid can sometimes get the carb to fire enough to start the engines vacuum.
And if that didn't work, air could be the problem. These Chinese scooters usually don't have many vacuum lines, there is one on the fuel pump, and one on the carb.There is a choke on the carb, but it is electronic and should be self adjusting, requiring no maintenance.

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You have done a good job ... pat yourself on the back ... following that, go get some injector cleaner and add an appropriate amount to your tank and go for a ride. Do what ever you need to do to keep from pushing it home. I think this will solve your trouble.

May I recommend a fuel stabilizer for your fuel for future periods of time when you will not be riding? StaBil is a good brand but there are others as well.

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Bike has sat up for a year or so,wont start,cranks fine,has spark,maybe bad fuel ?


If no fuel stabilizer was added while the bike sat for a year or so.
It is most likely bad fuel with gum deposits.
This can can create some problematic symptoms for you.

It is vital the bad fuel to be cleared from tank/lines and carbs.
You may need the fuel system cleaned as the gum deposits can cause major headaches in the carbs and jets. If the system is not cleaned and even after you get the bike running, you could be miles away and have the fuel fowl jets/injectors, causing shut down.

Check the spark plugs carefully. Oil on the plugs may just need cleaning. Once you get the bike running the oil should burn off if the rings are still in good shape.

Motor needs clean Air, Clean Gas and a hot spark.

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Remove and clean the carb. Sitting around can let the gas evaporate. This leaves a varnish residue in the carb. Remove the carb then remove the float bowl. Use a spray carb cleaner to spray into the jets and carb circuits. Remove the throttle screw and air screw and spray into the screw holes. The low speed idle circuit is the problem so concentrate on the air screw hole. Put both screws back where they came from and turn each until it LIGHTLY seats. Now back each screw one and one half turns. This is the factory setting. If the bike still does not want to idle, there is still some varnish or trash plugging up the idle circuit.

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