I recently got my barn-find free spirit up and running, and it actually runs pretty decent. So far ive mostly just been test driving it around the block, but tonight i took it out for probably about 15 minutes and noticed two things:
1) the head light just barely works - (first time riding it at night so i hadn't noticed), and
2) when i pulled back up to my shop i killed it, turned around, and i was in a fog of exhaust. Smoke was just pouring out the tailpipe and continued for a few minutes after shutting it off.
So from my experience/understanding, the excess exhaust would either be from the wrong gas oil mix (I'm using 32:1), or from carbon buildup in either the cylinder head or the tailpipe, right? I cleaned the pipe pretty thoroughly when i was getting it running, but i never removed the head.
As far as the headlight, is this more commonly a bad bulb issue or a coil issue? The tail lights worked fine. The head light was defintely on, just barely visible. Help or suggestions woukd be appreciated. Thanks!