Got so fed up last week of being soaked in petroil and pedalling to no end that I haven't done anything further.
Yes, tried new plug and air filter on and off.
How it manages to start still baffles me. Let me put it forward again in case I worded it badly.
I mount the moped, petrol on, choke on, etc I pull in the start lever which engages the decompressor and engages the starter clutch and I pedal off, the engine is turning over and the back wheel is being driven. I then also open the throttle. Engine doesn't fire. I release the starter lever, the engine stops turning over and the back wheel freewheels!
It defies me at what point the engine is supposed to fire. If I have the starter lever and hence the decompressor open it will never fire due to lack of compression. And yet if I loose the starter lever everything stops turning over so again the engine can't fire - am I missing something? I just can't see at what point the engine has the opportunity to fire? Can anyone tell me how its supposed to start up cos I'm baffled?
I'm not sure either about the quality of construction of the Puch, far too much plastic for my liking even a plastic throttle grip. Any other moped I've owned has always had a sturdy metal twistgrip. Poor paint finish, doesn't seem to be any primer coat. Indifferent chrome plating. Perhaps I'll feel differently once its fired!
Back to the Cyclemaster for a change..........