## oil feed pipe.

So I took off the oil injection in my streetmate r. But after a while it started to annoy me so I'm going back to oil injection. Everything works perfect but I'm not sure If the oil feed pipe is acctually putting out oil. I've been running it both with mix and the oil injection and it's not running lean. So I took off the nipple and tried to blow through it with little success. Should it be easy to blow through or what?

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How often should it be putting out a drop of oil?

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You should run premix in the tank, bleed the oil pump and then run it until you can see that oil is flowing through the hose.

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The oil is flowing through the hose and the pump is working. I'm just not sure about the pipe that puts the oil into the carb? How many drops of oil should come out in say.... a minute? What should my dpm (drops per minute) be?

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Well,that's hard to say,Josh. Drops= teaspoons which =Tablespoons which 2 of those equal one OZ.,correct? Drops are all different sizes also,so you can't say so many drops.

Here's what I did.................(1)Fill your gas tank and your OIL INJECTION tank to the brim.

(2) Run the bike for a coupla gallons of gas and see EXACTLY how many ounces of oil it takes to fill the oil injection tank back up to the brim.If it takes,say 7 oz.,that means it's injecting 3.5 oz. of oil per gallon,roughly a ratio of 35:1,which is great!

But when I checked my Streetmate's it was only injecting at 62:1.I keep mine hooked up,but premix 1.5 to 2 oz. of oil per gallon also. don-ohio (:^)

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Thanks! That was genuinely helpful! I'm going to try it.

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So now.... I'm riding It and it sounded like I hit the cutoff switch. ... but I didn't it came to a slow stop and I have to pedal it all the way back home... like 2 miles... any tips?

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Wow! Probably dead spark plug. Always carry a spare.Maybe your petcock is clogged.Have you pulled the bowl off yet? Checked for spark? don-ohio (:^)

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There is gass in the line and the engine tries to start but it seems to be bogged down by throttle.

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Got it started it.. I'm home now... it was really sluggish and sounded like it was almost missfiring. I'm going to change the sparkplug now. And see if it makes a difference.

Yeah... I must've been running quite rich...

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Yeah,get that plug replaced,and when you are checking the way I said,you need to allow that the injection IS working,so you only premix 2 oz. of oil per gal. when you add gas. don-ohio (:^)

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From the sounds of it, you should probably drop the exhaust and make sure you didn't cook the topend be improperly bleeding the system/fussing with it.

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Well... I got it running. Drive about 5 miles.. and it happened again... this is killing me... and my pedals are falling off..

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So... once again I got it started after about 10 minutes of pedaling...

This is what the sparks plug looks like... ??? I don't know what it is... it is almost like something keeps hitting the kill switch! ! But than after a couple minutes of pedaling it starts right up??? Anyone???

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This is the sparkplug after 2nd incident

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Could it be my fuel filter... before all these problems started happening I changed the fuel filter b/C the old one was leaking.. I could only get a giant universal fuel filter from the hardware store. Could that be the issue?

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Both your plug pics looked fouled to me. Ditching the oil injector and premixing your gas for a more precise oil/gas ratio will be the best way to cure this if it was working fine with the injector off. Fuel filter is likely not an issue.

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But it starts and runs fine? With the second spark plug? I'm thinking the fuel filter is too big for the fuel lines. So it empties and then it needs to be filled back up. Ie that 10 minute period..

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Did you remove that petcock yet? They're easy to plug up and also that gas cap has to vent.don-ohio

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As wet as the 2nd plug is, I doubt fuel flow is the issue. If it was running out of gas the plug would be dry.

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Where do you see the plug is wet,Ryan? First pic shows oil fouling....second pic looks dry to me. don-ohio (:^)

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Try running without gas cap, vent issue?

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Don Ruggles Wrote:

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> Where do you see the plug is wet,Ryan? First pic

> shows oil fouling....second pic looks dry to me.

> don-ohio (:^)

Oily residue left on plug surface and threads in pic 2. He isn't running out of fuel or that wouldn't be present... very wet and very dark. It looks not nearly as bad as pic 1, but I wouldn't call that optimal.

Oil injector is the only change made? If it isn't fuel delivery it could be a condenser going bad.

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