starting problems... diagnose?

Justin /
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Hello all... I've been having some trouble with my moped, and I was hoping there might be someone here who could diagnose my problem.

First problem with my moped was a bad air filter, and a bad float. I took the carb apart, found the float was very messed up. Ordered a new float, put it in, and cleaned out the air filter. After a little bit of messing around with the idle speed and mix (the motor kept dying when I didn't have my hand on the gas) the moped ran great. For about 2 miles.

Then suddenly, -bam-. I hear this loud firing sound coming from the muffler. Sounds kind of like backfiring, but not sure. The bike has a lot of trouble starting now. If I hold the clutch and pedal very hard for a while it starts, but it won't run right (same firing sounds), and it dies after no more than a minute.

The problem isn't the exhaust (don't know if it should have been suspect.) I removed the whole thing, and my problems were not reduced.

Anyone think they know what is going on? Did I screw something up by putting the new float in? Reading fred's guide, etc. seems to indicate I might have a problem with my points, etc, but not sure. I am no doubt getting spark, since I am hearing these firings, right? Thanks a lot.


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Subject Written By Posted
  starting problems... diagnose?Topic by: Justin Justin 06/20/01 09:11PM
  Re: starting problems... diagnose?Re: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 06/20/01 09:46PM
  Re: starting problems... diagnose?Re: Rob Hoehn Rob Hoehn 06/21/01 02:36PM
  Re: starting problems... diagnose?Re: don-ohio don-ohio 06/22/01 03:07PM
  Re: starting problems... diagnose?Re: Pumapimp1 Pumapimp1 06/23/01 02:07AM
  Re: starting problems... diagnose?Re: ivan ivan 07/06/01 01:45AM

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