GAS clean

Pea Shooter /

I cleaned out my gastank guys, I also flushed it with gas etc... It is completely filled up right now so no re-rusting occers. It still has some crap in it, but nothing a fuel filter cant beat.

Now I have to clean carb (big prob cuz i dont know how!) I plan on buying fuel filters from handy bikes. And maybe the carb is already clean enough. Becuase I did look thru it thru the air box hole. and it looked clean. I have no clue how to disemble it and my cousin (who cleaned it out the first time.) Just left for marine boot camp today at 4:00 so no help there! I hope I wont have to clean it. But if i do will handy bikes help me at all? How much does it cost to get it cleaned, and I would like to watch him do it so i can learn.

SOOOO close to a fixed moped! Grrr dang marines take away my cousin, I could be riding by now!

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Pea Shooter /

at least on most mopeds (all i can think of)

Doh that was supposed to be

Pea Shooter /

that was a reply to someone elses. the oil to gas ratio post.

DOH! the (on most mopeds i can think of one)

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you can't tell if a carb is clean by just looking through the intake hole, the dirty parts are the jets.

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Hi:

If you're tank was rusty I can guarantee you need to clean your carb.

Chris.

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david f martin /

Taking a carb apart isn't that big of a deal... Read Fred's guide first. Take it apart, study how things are shaped and how they fit together, and ask questions if something puzzles you.

If you want to know how your bike runs and how to fix it, you need to do this yourself. If you just drive it on Sundays and don't want to get your hands dirty, let those guys at Handy Bikes do it for you.

david

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Pea Shooter /

ok i check out fredder's guide. i never even thought about consulting it. Hopefully next topic i post will be MY MOPED RUNS!

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also, post what kind of carburetor you have. most are very easy to disassemble. if you have a dellorto (on most italian bikes and a few others) then it's just a few screws. it all comes apart and back together pretty easy. you have to make sure the jet is clean most of all. it's a gold screw w/ a whole in it. blow it out w/ carb cleaner after taking it out. hold it up to a light; you should be able to see through it clearly.

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Pea Shooter /

ok, its in a puch 1978 maxi and the number on it says 1/12/292. There is a hex screw at the bottum of it, one the bowl thing. Is this holding the carb together? I just dont know what screws to take out of it to open it up.

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Yes, the whole bottom bowl assembly unscrews.. take off the 2 screws in the top of the carb, and pull out the slide. Then unscrew the bottom bowl and clean out the shit.

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pea shooteer /

ok, working on it right now!

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whats so hard about taking off a carb unscrewing some screws and using some carb cleaner takes 10minutes

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pea shooteer /

I'm dumb and i break things easily. good enough explaination?

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Chris Robertson /

Nick:

Either you don't own a Honda PA-50 or you've never cleaned a PA-50's carb. You have to all but pull the engine out to get the carburetor off.

An "easy" to access carb (like a Peugeot 103) takes about thirty seconds to remove. A Honda PA-50 carb takes about 10-15 minutes to get at because you have to all but remove the engine to remove it.

Chris.

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Trust me its not that hard.

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Chris Robertson /

Hi Nick:

I guess I can't argue with solid evidence like that.

Chris.

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david f martin /

Hey dude, give yourself a chance. Besides, you asked about it, rather than tearing it off and breaking it open with a hammer...

Lay it out on a towel while you take it apart, and arrange the little parts on the towel so you can remember where they go. Take every last screw, nut and bolt you can find off (arranging them on the towel), pull it apart and look for more screws you can remove.

Once you get it completely apart, spray everything with carb cleaner but the screws (unless you just want to), keeping it all arranged on the towel. Look for any little holes you can find, spray them, too. Usually when you spray into one of the holes, carb cleaner should be coming out of another hole somewhere.

One or two of those big fat screws you removed have a hole through them. Spray those pretty good, and try to look through them. If the holes aren't nice and smooth (nice circle vision), keep spraying them, and you might try poking something soft thru them, like maybe a hair brush bristle. Don't force it, use a light touch... Then spray it again .

If you kept everything arranged nice and neatly on the towel, you shouldn't have any problem putting it back together. Remember, these are small parts, and they aren't bearing any of your weight, so tighten them up with your fingertips, not your fist. Not too tight, just nice and snug.

Put it back together, put it back on the bike (remember, nice and snug, not too tight). Hopefully that will fix it.

If not, go on to the next thing, confident you've eliminated at least one possibility. Keep asking questions. You will fix it, if you really want to...

Once you figure it out, you'll have a feeling of satisfaction you can't get anywhere else (even sex!). Your bike's running like a top (even other folks notice), and you fixed it yourself. You'll have a story for your friends and kids and grandkids... ("c'mon Grampa, not again!")

Definitely worth the effort.

david

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peashooter /

well i cleaned it all out with carb cleaner. But i didnt do the holes in screw thing (i cleaned it out be4 i read this post) So I think I will open it up again and do that. Becuase for some reason the puch wont idle. That could be it, or the fact that my spark plug sux, or the fact that the exhuast is realllllllly dirty. So at least I have ideas of what to do to it. :-)

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