I’m continuing an older thread with a new problem…
I got my 1876 Batavus HS-50 running, but after parking it for 20 minutes, it wouldn’t start up again. About 30 minutes of trying got it running, but I don’t know why.
I’m wondering if there’s too much air getting in? Too much gas? When trying to get it started nothing happened unless I pulled the choke. As soon as I let go of the choke it stopped trying to start.
The bike used to start RIGHT up very easily every time. I checked the exhaust for build up, cleaned the carb well and put in a new spark plug. The insides of this bike are really clean. There don't seem to be any leaks from anywhere.
Also, there’s some hesitation now when accelerating…almost seems like the fuel and/or air supply isn’t consistent.
I took the clutch apart since it wasn't protected well and was really dirty, maybe causing it to not disengage when coming to a stop, even with a good idle.
Can clutch parts be cleaned with carb cleaner?