Idle/Throttle problem?

Well after disassembling the entire engine..doing some cleaning, I managed to get my cute lil puch started and running today. It runs great..and I managed to take it around the block..it died at the bottom of a steep hill though, since I ran out of fuel (the fuel line broke when I put the carb back on and almost all the fuel came out). Any ways..my problem is this..in order to keep the engine running..I need to have the throttle on at all times..If I cut off the throttle..the engine dies. Im assuming this is either an idle problem, or a problem with the throttle cable. I didn't want to touch either until I was sure which one it was. Id appreciate any help anyone could give me.

Thanks in advance

--Nick

RE: Idle/Throttle problem?

When you have a carb apart you usually have to reset the .......idle speed screw.... and the.....idle mixture screw (set this one first) ...... the idle speed screw simply holds the throttle open a little bit ....so that you don't have to.... look at the carb closely while you open and close the throttle several times.... look for a screw that keeps the throttle from going all the way back.........................the idle mixture screw is down lower and usually has a spring on the screw....it is supposed to be set by turning it all the way in...(gently!)... then backing it out a set amount.... usually between 1 full turn and 2 full turns.... if you have a manual look up the settings and set it to what the manual says.... if you don't have a manual.... try the screw at 1 and a quarter turns out.................... then turn the idle speed screw in if it won't idle.... or out if it idles too fast.

RE: Idle/Throttle problem?

Reeperette /

Also check your throttle cable assembly and adjustments, but at the handlebars and where it enters the carb..

Ree

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