Ive ressurected a puch maxi recently, and its been giving me fits all summer. Every time I get something fixed something else breaks (which is supposedly out of character for a maxi?) and I end up taking the whole rig apart again. Heres my problem, or rather it was my solution....
The ped was found at a garage sale with no carb or front suspension. No prob on the susp. It now sports the forks off of a kawasaki 125. The carb I got from a lawnmower. And it worked. (It had external needle settings so it was easy to tune on the go...) I finally got the brakes fixed and I was riding it around and then it quit. (Not suddenly, but gradually requiring richer mixture until it wouldnt start at all...) I recently had to re-tap the cylinder head studs to get the head tight enough to fire (which was the only problem with the engine post-garage sale!) and I took out the head gasket.
Does this engine have a reed valve that I damaged with the tap? Did I puncture the case on the stud hole in the one oclock position?( the only one that goes into the case..) Would that matter? I think Im getting compression, and I know Im getting spark because I fried the crap out of myself yesterday. It just wont start. Wont even pop. Ive changed the carb settings and everything, taken the cylinder off and checked it twice, checked the points, checked the spark, the switch, etc. Can anybody give me advice?
Incidentally Im in Kzoo... so if you want to look at it I can bring it around somewhere or something. Im about to give up before it drives me nuts, since the thing is so simple but still wont run.