Re: Zen and moped repair.

Matthew Westberg /
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Well, I'm going on vacation this week anyway, so I won't get back to it for a while anyway. ;)

I will go down to the dealer here and try a new plug, since it's no big loss to have a spare even with (apprently) good spark.

I'm pretty sure it's probably not the electricals though, I get good strong lights etc. as I pedal to start it, it just won't catch, start or actually run. and as I said, the spark does ignite regularly. Perhaps it's not strong enough?... I should check the colour of spark - white and blue are good and orange is bad, if I recall, right?

I know that testing the compression with your thumb is complete garbage (sorry fred), does anybody know a way to test it properly? I only really have a standard complement of tools available to me.

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This wouldn't be such a problem I guess if I wasn't dependent on it as my main source of transportation to anywhere beyond a quick bike ride. When this thing dies, I'm trapped in a town without much to do at all. If I had the money I'd still get a Targa LX, possibly kitted, as my faster "distance bike" (although I have some mods I'd want to do, those things are kinda ugly stock!) but I'd keep the Moby. If it broke down, no big deal. Sadly two grand is WAAAAYYY out of reach for me right now.

I guess it's no fun to ride when you're always afraid. Fearfully listening to every little sound, every gasp, every plink and wheeze waiting for the engine to give out... again.

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  Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Topic by: Matthew Westberg Matthew Westberg 10/21/04 06:39PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Matthew Westberg Matthew Westberg 10/21/04 06:41PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Andy Kochvar Andy Kochvar 10/21/04 06:43PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Matthew Westberg Matthew Westberg 10/21/04 06:54PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Matthew Westberg Matthew Westberg 10/21/04 06:43PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: See Ya Moped Army See Ya Moped Army 10/21/04 08:11PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Bobby Smith Bobby Smith 10/21/04 08:49PM
  I can relateRe: Dan Adams (50:1) Dan Adams (50:1) 10/21/04 09:07PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Randall F Randall F 11/05/04 09:01PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Matthew Westberg Matthew Westberg 10/21/04 08:59PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Dan Adams (50:1) Dan Adams (50:1) 10/21/04 09:11PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Mike Scouty McScoutington Mike Scouty McScoutington 10/21/04 09:46PM
  Zen and moped repair.Re: Steve Murphy Steve Murphy 10/21/04 10:43PM
  Re: Zen and moped repair.Re: Matthew Westberg Matthew Westberg 10/22/04 03:14AM
  Re: Zen and moped repair.Re: Steve Murphy Steve Murphy 10/22/04 09:59AM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Andy Kochvar Andy Kochvar 10/21/04 11:42PM
  Re: Well, I'm totally fucked now. Help?Re: Brett Walker Brett Walker 10/21/04 11:46PM
  Re: Zen and moped repair.Re: Tab Patterson Tab Patterson 10/22/04 11:15PM
  Re: Zen and moped repair.Re: Matthew Westberg Matthew Westberg 11/01/04 04:36PM
  Re: Zen and moped repair.Re: Harry Howlett Harry Howlett 11/03/04 07:30PM
  Re: Zen and moped repair.Re: David Williams David Williams 11/01/04 09:27PM

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