My motobecane died on me two weeks ago. Just started sputtering like it was out of gas, lo and behold it was about the exact opposite. From what everyone I have talked says it's a bad carb float (gas would just pour out the throttle body).
So.....I have replaced the following:
Choke Cable (It needed it)
New gas (.95 gal. 91 Octane Ethanol Blend / 3 oz synthetic oil)
The bike acts like it WANTS to catch, but all it does it putter along while I'm pedaling it, or pushing it along with my feet. (very tiring, yet somewhat easier than pedaling)
While the engine is sort of running you can hear it "pop" once every few seconds like it's about to catch.
I've pulled the plug and it seems like the bike is getting fuel to the cylinder.
This is the same problem I had before I replaced the carb float, but now the fuel isn't just pouring up and out of the jet/throttle body
I have no idea what to do..... and the one thing that is running in the back of my head
(cutting torch and/or sawsall) would not be pleasant nor appreciated by those who appreciate these monstrosities.
I'm not trying to bad mouth mopeds in general mind you, just my pile of two-wheeled excrement.
Any ideas? Please? I'm very frustrated and I want to either get this thing running, or rid myself of it.
Thanks in advance!