mothballed Tomos stalls @ idle

Chris Parker /

I changed the gas and added oil to the reservior on my A3, got it started after several kicks, but it will only run with throttle twisted. Won't idle. There is a little oil sputtering out of the tailpipe, but when I opened it up, there was just a little oil on the walls of the pipe. The bike has less than 1000 original miles on it, and it is a '90, so I am not sure how much could be due to fouling. Any suggestions? Thanks

Re: mothballed Tomos stalls @ idle

Jason Luther /

start simple, change the plug and clean the carb.-jason

Re: mothballed Tomos stalls @ idle

Chris Parker /

Thanks a bunch.. Don't know which it was, maybe both, but it is up and running.

Another question: How much vertical play should there be in the chain?

Re: mothballed Tomos stalls @ idle

About 2-3 inches above the sprockets, and 2-3 inches below, j/k it shoulod be tight enough it won't fall off, but not so tight it feels rigid, 1/4-3/4 of an inch should be fine

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