I understand the theory of what you're saying but I'm having trouble enacting it on the bike. I disconnected the kill switch and here are pics of what I did with the taillight wires. I feel like I'm doing something wrong.
I will go do this right now, but I need to clarify a few things:1. What do you mean when you say rewire the tail to the frame?The gas cap definitely vents.Maybe it is the condenser after all
Whoops - I should have said that I set the ignition timing at the beginning of the summer. The bike wasn't very peppy so I decided to go ahead and set it. It was way retarded so I advanced it and then the bike ran really really well.
I just did a compression test. The tester wouldn't seat perfectly, so there was a small compression leak during the test. Nevertheless, I got a reading of 90 psi. If the cylinder has 90 psi of compression with the leak, then I imagine it has well over 100 without the leak.I cranked several times with the spark plug installed and my ear right up to the block to make sure there was no audible c
Are we talking air leak or compression leak? Forgive my partial understanding of two strokes
Oh boy! Def hadn't considered that. The front crank seal on my old Mercedes leaks oil so I understand the function and location of such seals on a car, but where are they on a moped? And what leads you to believe it's the crank seals that are bad?
Regarding the choke/throttle cable adjustment - I don't think this is the problem because the throttle position does not affect the behavior of the bike during cranking. It's not as though the engine is on the verge of starting and if I just adjusted the throttle cable a little bit it would start. Adjusting the throttle cable, engaging the choke, cranking at different throttle positions
I dismounted the carb, cleaned it thoroghly, and took pics before remounting it. There was no significant debris, only a slight film of grime in some places. All small passageways were clear and I blew threw the jet with my mouth to verify that the passageway was indeed unobstructed.The following pictures document a number of things:1. The clean condition of the carb2. The condition of the tail li
I've never fully dismounted the carb, only cleaned it with it mounted to the bike. It certainly seems clean but I will dismount and take a look inside the float bowl to make absolutely sure there's nothing in there. Thanks for your suggestion.I should mention that the tank is clean, the petcock is in perfect working order, the banjo fitting and fuel strainer are clean, and the float bowl
Greetings,I have a 1978 Tomos A3 that had been running exquisitely all summer until it began to behave strangely. It would start up strong on the first kick but then would bog and quit under acceleration. Other times it would start up and run well for a few minutes only to start missing and quit. While this problem was already going on, the moped got rained on pretty substantially. It ran once aft