> Born to be WillD Wrote:
> starter fluid is a good check too, works better and easier than gas in
> the plug hole. worth running some oiled gas thru 1st tho, starter fluid
> got no lube. but it doesnt hurt to use it for starting, really easy
> check if your issue is fuel.
> you mention the 2 tubes on the petcock. the longer one is normal flow,
> draws about an inch up. then if that runs out you switch to reserve and
> it draws out the very bottom giving you a lil extra range to refuel. If
> only one works you're either below the level of the normal flow, or one
> of the two is clogged. the reserve drawing from the bottom is easy to
> clog w rust n grit. if it gets thru the petcock tho, it does an even
> better job of clogging your jets so always worth putting a fuel filter
> in line.
> the clutches can be a challenge. sometimes they can get sorta scorched
> or hard and slip. also if the nut under the lil engagement bell on the
> clutch gets loose it'll turn the basket but not the crank. but i presume
> you checkd spark (i didnt read in huge detail above) and if you've got
> spark your engines turning over and the clutch is at least good enough
> to get you started.
> the other thing that gets left outta fred's guide but doesnt deserve to
> be left out for sachs is the decomp valve. I dont wanna bring it up too
> early - it can be a very convincing red herring, but the decomp valves
> can stick open or leak and that removed compression, making it easy to
> turn over but much harder to start. (a leaky one can still run however
> just poorly.)
> there's a buttload of details in sachs 505/1a performance if you search
> the wiki. youve got a huge leg up with a D engine already on yours but
> 90% of the rest of the tuning info and engine details apply.
This is such a great reply. Much appreciated.
I just got my gaskets and stuff from the moped junkyard (well... I got it a few days ago. Very fast shipping even during the holidays!!)
I’ll likely rebuild the carb; replace the gas lines; put in a new in line filter and see what I can do from there