HELP..Startup

Whenever I ride my 1978 Cimatti City Bike and I shut it off for a couple of minutes and come back to ride it again..it wont start! I will be trying to start it for attleast 5-10 minutes. Does anyone know how to help my ped start right up? HELP!!

HELP..Startup

I assume that you have already exhausted all the tips in "Fred's Guide", eh?

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Just a guess but if you have a coil on your engine that may be the cause. When they get hot they are hard to start again until it all cools off.

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Correction. When they are about to go bad they are hard to crank until it cools off.

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Andy Kochvar /

Check your wire connections at the terminal. May not be getting full spark

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yes many times a bad coil will not work when it is hot.

this goes for your condensor also. check them all out.

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I am having the same thing happen to my 1980 Tomos Bullet. When it gets hot, I pull the brake, light comes on, engine goes off. This only happens at idle, or when I go from a good full-throttle run to a stop, it dies, not just when I pull the brakes, but it does it really bad then. This sucks bad, I have to pedal off the road when the light turns green with a car behind me.

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For some reason or another, an old lawn boy we had used to do the same thing, a shot of starter fluid always got it running again, and the old mower wasnt worth fixing beyond that, always worth a try.

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yeah get an ohm tester and check the life of the condensor on the stator plate,

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hey i noticed your in maine, how far away from portland are you

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Alex Mackay /

idk how many miles I live from Portland? I live south of it in Sanford.

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Justin Brownell /

my 77 city bike is doing the same thing. let me know how yours is working out. I am going to check the condensor. but im not quite sure how you do that. You can get ignition coils from mopedwarehouse.com for 25 bucks.

thanks Justin

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