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I have a 50cc keeway hurricane. It sat for 1 year without being run or started at all. I have pulled and cleaned the carburetor and all looks well. It starts up after letting the scooter sit for a while. After it warms up it wont start for a couple of minutes. If it does start up, it dies after idling fast, then slowing down pretty quickly, maybe 20-30 seconds, before finally dying and putting out. I have no idea what the cause of this symptom is. Do I have the Carburetor settings wrong? Is there a choke I am missing? Is the throttle cable incorrectly tensioned? Any help is greatly appreciated. the battery works perfectly fine, there is plenty of oil, gas is good. I dont know how to get to the spark plug(s) without taking the whole dang scooter apart though, so those may be the most suspect components.

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Hi, Tim8 if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly then stall, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and the battery needs to be replaced.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove and inspect your air cleaner paper elements that are not oil soaked can be cleaned with a soft brush and low pressure compressed air, oil soaked elements must be replaced. Gause mesh and foam elements can be cleaned by soaking them in a container big enough to completely cover them with a solution of 1 gallon of water and 1 oz. of Dawn dishwashing liquid for small and medium size elements, for monster size double the formula and let soak for at least one hour then rinse with warm water shake off excess and let air dry, "WARNING" do not use compressed air as this will embed micro-sized dirt and road grime and destroy the mesh pattern and stretch foam elements out of shape just squeeze it like a sponge and let air dry, use a fan if you're in a hurry. When completely dry spray a very fine mist of air filter oil evenly around the whole element.
6. Remove the carburetors, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove, clean, and inspect fuel and vacuum lines and replace as necessary.
8. Replace spark plugs with new ones and check for spark.
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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, a few possibilities you may want to check/explore:

  • stale gasoline;
  • clogged fuel filter (inside the tank above the fuel shutoff valve;
  • clogged, bocked, varnished, gummed carbs, jets, air pin holes;
  • stuffed air filter/box;
  • vacuum leak (rubber coupling, manifold side);
  • air leak (airbox base assembly seated/fitted on the carbs.
Basically, a general cleanup of the fuel lines, tank and the carbs. Sitting for some time tends to leave varnish like coating on most parts.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

Techjoel
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SOURCE: 2003 Geely 50cc Moped wont start without starting fluid.

Both types would use fuel enrichment to make the fuel/air mixture richer for cold starts. Motorcycles deliver extra fuel to the intake through small holes in the intake bore when the choke is activated. When cleaning, use something soft like a plastic broom bristle (not metal wire) to avoid scratching the inside of the jet or passage.

Good luck,
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Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the VIN on my keeway hurricane?

if you look down from the handle bars to where your feet go you will see a little rectangle on the plastic, if you pop this off the VIN is underneath

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

mxtras
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SOURCE: Vstar 1100 idling rough and backfiring letting off the throttle

It sounds to me that your carbs might be a little gunked up - you mentioned the gas may have been old, so it's possible that the smaller (idle) jets are slightly plugged up. Fresh fuel might do the trick and/or you could try using a fuel system cleaner and water remover. This problem might 'solve itself' with a little time.

As far as the backfire - this might be either from the carb issue or it could be related to that rattle you mentioned - you could have a loose connection at or near the head - this can **** air and cause a backfire.

I hope this helped!

Posted on Jun 10, 2010

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SOURCE: i took my carb off

if its the line at the very bottom of the carb its the overflow for the bowl and it doesnt go anywhere

Posted on Jul 28, 2011

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