Hey everybody, I've got a couple questions and thing i'm dealing with on my 78 Puch, figured i'd throw them out here and see if anyone had any expertise.
yes, I've consulted Freds guide, before that comes up.
So its got a high compression 70cc kit on it, and for a while with marginal effort would start and idle, albeit not very well.
Lately she just wont start. Got really high compression ~190psi, spark is good, gas is getting to the carb. Gonna take apart and clean the carb today but i have doubts thats the culprit.
Sometimes it starts super easy, a quarter pedal and off she goes. But its super inconsistent.
That said i have two, stranger questions. First off: how hard is it supposed to be to turn the engine over? If i'm pedaling the bike and engage the clutch 2/3 times it will just stop the bike, 1/3 of the time it tries to go but doesnt. I can only ever start her up on the kickstand. Sometimes when the clutch engages i can stand on the pedal and jump without getting it to turn over, i'm a big guy too.
lately the clutch has been slipping more and more though, i'm changing the fluid today but i dunno, i'm wary.
The last thing is occasionaly when the brake light engages, all the lights dim and the bike dies. Which is weird because other times the 12v bulbs i have in her glow si bright they look like theyre gonna explode the way the 6v ones did.