motobecane woes

joe kott /
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i just picked up this '77 motobecane and cant get it running. I have good spark, good compression, and recently cleaned the carb completely. when i try to start it it just turns over and nothing happens. i have even machined a coupling so i can use a cordless drill to get the motor to turn over in my small shop to no avail. one thing i am concerned about is the lack of a needle on the throttle. on my honda express there is a needle on the throttle but the motobecane doesnt have one - is this normal/correct? one reason i suspect this is the fact that when i am turning the bike over and give it a little gas, it just flows out of the exhaust (which is definately not good). any help would be GREATLY appreciated. anyone out there from cleveland? thanks for your help.

joe

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  motobecane woesTopic by: joe kott joe kott 01/28/01 08:27PM
  Re: motobecane woesRe: Fred Fred 01/29/01 12:23AM
  Re: motobecane woesRe: joe kott joe kott 01/29/01 01:51AM
  Re: motobecane woesRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 01/29/01 11:01AM
  Re: motobecane woesRe: Scott Scott 01/29/01 01:38PM
  aha!Re: joe kott joe kott 01/30/01 12:24AM
  Re: aha!Re: Fred Fred 01/30/01 07:12PM
  Re: aha!Re: joe kott joe kott 01/30/01 07:39PM

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