Puch Maxi - how to start?

Allan P /
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Hi,

I've just bought a Puch Maxi, its a UK 2-speed automatic and it had been stored for 11 years.

I don't understanbd the starting procedure. I had to thoroughly clean out the carb and petrol tap but it doesn't start - I have a good spark and petrol at the plug.

I have a string lever on the handlebars, the cable from this splits into two at a plastic Y lever. It seems to operate the decompressor and starting mechanism.

If I pedal off and pull in the lever the engine turns but sounds as though it has feeble compresssion (presumably because the decompressor is on) and doesn't fire. When I release the lever the moped just reverts to freewheeling.

How the hell do I get it started? I can see that it will ever start with the decompressor lever pulled in and yet as soon as I release it the the engine stops turning over and I just coast........... Frustrating.

I'm loathe to adjust anything since I assume it was put away, 11 years ago, in working order.

Also I don't seem to have a RUN ande KILL switch, just one big black switch which appears to control lights and horn, I think!

Any advice?

Thanks

Allan

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  Puch Maxi - how to start?Topic by: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 12:12PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Matthew Coles Matthew Coles 07/04/04 01:54PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 04:55PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Charlie Bennett Charlie Bennett 07/04/04 05:26PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Matthew Coles Matthew Coles 07/04/04 05:11PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 05:25PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Charlie Bennett Charlie Bennett 07/04/04 05:27PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Gregory Mcintire Gregory Mcintire 07/04/04 05:46PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 06:01PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/04/04 06:11PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Gregory Mcintire Gregory Mcintire 07/05/04 01:53PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Jason Luther Jason Luther 07/04/04 11:11PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Bill W Bill W 07/05/04 03:59AM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/06/04 09:31AM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Matthew Coles Matthew Coles 07/06/04 11:10AM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/06/04 03:17PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Jason Luther Jason Luther 07/06/04 06:08PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/06/04 06:29PM
  Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?Re: Chris Paz Chris Paz 07/06/04 10:02PM
  Re: Started but petcock?Re: Allan P Allan P 07/07/04 05:28AM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Allan P Allan P 07/07/04 05:44PM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Gregory Mcintire Gregory Mcintire 07/07/04 08:43PM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Allan P Allan P 07/08/04 05:43AM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Chris Paz Chris Paz 07/07/04 07:32PM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Jason Luther Jason Luther 07/07/04 08:47PM
  Re: Just what I didn'y want to happen!Re: Chris Paz Chris Paz 07/08/04 06:47PM
  Re: Patience.........Re: Allan P Allan P 07/08/04 07:33PM
  Re: Patience.........Re: Edwin Johnson Edwin Johnson 07/09/04 07:04AM
  Re: SORTEDRe: Allan P Allan P 07/20/04 05:51PM

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