Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myth?

Josh Schutz /
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today i was cruising around my 77 maxi with a polini on it. i have only been able to open it up for a few days now. today i was cruising around 42mph on the flats when i heard a loud screeching noise and the bike quickly stopped. checked the plug, normal chocolate color. cooled it down and it started again. my assumption is that a soft seize is caused by a lean mixture. but the plug looked fine. i haven't pulled the cylinder off yet, that's tomorrow project. does this sound like a soft seize. if it is what is still usable in there. and finally how do i prevent it from happening again. someone recently said it was a myth, true or not.

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  Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myth?Topic by: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 12:52AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: sammy g sammy g 09/04/08 12:55AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Leon Swarmer Leon Swarmer 09/04/08 01:02AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 01:09AM
  If you don't fill your oil reservoir you will getRe: a hard seize - soft seizes are myths a hard seize - soft seizes are myths 09/04/08 11:40AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: James G James G 09/04/08 01:11AM
  Expanded piston rings maybe - not the pistonRe: Expanded cylinder wall maybe .. Expanded cylinder wall maybe .. 09/04/08 11:42AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: [[ Linda ]] [[ Linda ]] 09/04/08 01:13AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 01:31AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Matt Scout The Scouting Dcon Matt Scout The Scouting Dcon 09/04/08 12:22PM
  Linda - I'm just speaking plain factsRe: I'm not the one who slings shit I'm not the one who slings shit 09/04/08 11:43AM
  Re: Linda - I'm just speaking plain factsRe: weeder weeder 09/04/08 11:54AM
  Weeder - if poster here had to know everythingRe: There would be no posts posted There would be no posts posted 09/04/08 11:58AM
  A hard seize can be freedRe: Mr. Frustrated by silliness Mr. Frustrated by silliness 09/04/08 12:00PM
  Re: A hard seize can be freedRe: weeder weeder 09/04/08 12:29PM
  You are known by your words, WeederRe: and by your name. and by your name. 09/05/08 11:23AM
  Re: You are known by your words, WeederRe: weeder weeder 09/05/08 04:01PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Danyo Danyo 09/04/08 12:32PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: James G James G 09/04/08 12:32PM
  James G is seriously ill ..Re: we must pray for him. we must pray for him. 09/05/08 11:26AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Air Bud Air Bud 09/04/08 12:52PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Chris Powers Chris Powers 09/04/08 01:17PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: davey davey 09/04/08 01:31PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 03:06PM
  10,000 extra heavily loaded milesRe: many downhills - why no seize? many downhills - why no seize? 09/05/08 11:31AM
  Targa Ped thinks he is smart, but...Re: Crackstar X Crackstar X 09/05/08 12:05PM
  Re: Targa Ped thinks he is smart, but...Re: Gary Herrisch Gary Herrisch 09/05/08 01:07PM
  Piston grovesRe: Garret Garret 09/04/08 03:12PM
  Re: Piston grovesRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 03:15PM
  Re: Piston grovesRe: Garret Garret 09/04/08 03:18PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: James G James G 09/04/08 03:14PM
  Re: Piston grovesRe: James G James G 09/04/08 03:20PM
  Re: Piston grovesRe: Garret Garret 09/04/08 03:22PM
  Re: Piston grovesRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 03:28PM
  here you goRe: Garret Garret 09/04/08 03:27PM
  Re: here you goRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 03:29PM
  Re: here you goRe: Garret Garret 09/04/08 03:30PM
  Re: here you goRe: Garret Garret 09/04/08 03:32PM
  Re: here you goRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 03:34PM
  Re: here you goRe: Garret Garret 09/04/08 03:36PM
  Re: here you goRe: Frostback Ditch Frostback Ditch 09/07/08 05:14AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 03:37PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: bx bx 09/04/08 04:48PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Zeke Zeke 09/04/08 05:04PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: James G James G 09/04/08 05:25PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Garret Garret 09/04/08 05:34PM
  For what it's worth...Re: greybeard greybeard 09/04/08 06:48PM
  Re: For what it's worth...Re: Chris Powers Chris Powers 09/04/08 07:07PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Aaron McTaggart Aaron McTaggart 09/04/08 07:38PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/04/08 10:53PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: greybeard greybeard 09/05/08 12:44AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/06/08 03:16AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/06/08 03:17AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: triumph3434 triumph3434 09/06/08 11:46PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: greybeard greybeard 09/07/08 02:03AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: sammy g sammy g 09/04/08 10:59PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Jon-O Jon-O 09/05/08 12:49AM
  James G is seriously ill ..Re: we must pray for him. we must pray for him. 09/05/08 11:37AM
  ....from ACTUALLY working on mopedsRe: Frostback Ditch Frostback Ditch 09/07/08 05:41AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Josh Schutz Josh Schutz 09/06/08 03:33AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Chris Rice Chris Rice 09/06/08 12:02PM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: Chris Rice Chris Rice 09/06/08 11:51AM
  Re: Soft Seize: what it is, causes, prevention, myRe: max max 09/07/08 04:39AM
  Re: ....from ACTUALLY working on mopedsRe: Jonathan Jonathan 03/30/10 10:35PM
  Re: ....from ACTUALLY working on mopedsRe: [[ Linda ]] [[ Linda ]] 03/30/10 10:46PM
  Re: ....from ACTUALLY working on mopedsRe: Jonathan Jonathan 03/30/10 10:58PM
  Re: ....from ACTUALLY working on mopedsRe: andrewhed andrewhed 03/30/10 11:57PM
  Re: ....from ACTUALLY working on mopedsRe: nick nick 03/31/10 12:06AM
  Re: ....from ACTUALLY working on mopedsRe: andrewhed andrewhed 03/31/10 12:11AM
  ACTUALLY...Re: Ben Van Zoest Ben Van Zoest 03/31/10 12:40AM
  Re: ....from ACTUALLY working on mopedsRe: Sullivan & Sullivan,llp Sullivan & Sullivan,llp 03/31/10 12:44AM
  Re: soft seizeRe: Moped-Greg Moped-Greg 03/31/10 01:21AM
  Re: soft seizeRe: andrewhed andrewhed 03/31/10 12:08PM
  Re: soft seizeRe: mattology - mattology - 03/31/10 02:59PM
  Re: soft seizeRe: young neezy young neezy 03/31/10 03:16PM
  Re: soft seizeRe: andrewhed andrewhed 03/31/10 03:16PM
  Re: soft seizeRe: Jonathan Jonathan 03/31/10 05:53PM
  Re: soft seizeRe: triumph3434 triumph3434 04/01/10 12:59AM
  Re: soft seizeRe: Jake Gnome Jake Gnome 04/01/10 02:47AM

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