Re: Puch Maxi - how to start?

Allan P /
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Hi,

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..........

Regards

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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