Bike has been sitting outside under a porch all winter.What to check for?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Bigfoot, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Guest

    Wondering what possible common probs could occur in the spring when I get it running again.It's a Dax 65cc.

    Didn't "winterize" it- kinda forgot I guess.
    Had very month old gas in tank- I drained it yesterday.

    So far (last yr) it ran, & held up very, very well. I've had it very close to seazing (engine too dirty). I've ran it on severely rough roads, & it's been amazingly tough.

    I'm now wondering if it's going to run again after being outside all winter.:whistling:

    Currently cleaning engine (really grungy! no wonder it was heating up so fast!)

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    may as well just see if it fires up

    seen many many engines sit outside for years -- then fire back up without doing much
    if it doesn't start up then it's to the usual
    check for spark -- pour a teaspoon of gas into spark hole

    the THING should come back to life
  3. POPS

    POPS Member

    Do what MM suggested and if still no go pull the carb and clean the gunk out of the passages and bowl...POPS
  4. Flapdoodle

    Flapdoodle Member

    Where you live is a factor. Here I would check under the seat and rack for scorpions, black widows and tarantulas. Of course I do that when it sits in the shop too.
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    didn't even think about that -- protect the THING !!!

    didn't even think about that

    tarantulas are suppose to be just like a bee sting ??

    but -- one would not want a scorpion or black widow
    close to the main THING

    protect that THING !!!
  6. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    The first thing I thought of was a brown recluse. You probably will notice a black widow cause there will be a web. Just what you would need is a brown recluse hiding under your seat come wandering out
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I Survived

    did anyone see the tv show ---- I Survived
    my grandson Barron Jr was bitten by a brown recluse in Kansas City
    thank God he's a live today -- almost died

  8. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Had a neighbor out here in AZ, was snoozing on his chaise lounger in the sun. There happened to be a black widow egg case under the chair, which had hatched - he ended up with about 40 or 50 'micro-bites.' At first, he thought it was some sort of rash, but he soon developed breathing problems & was rushed to the ER.

    Only had one 'critter' incident personally - my daughter was on the receiving end of a bark scorpion sting last year. (it crawled up under the blankets & she got it on the middle toe. Ouch. Those things can hurt for weeks.) We've found scorpions inside several other times...

    My work is at the edge of the desert. The rattlesnakes are coming out right now - we found three yesterday. And, later in the summer, when the eggs start hatching, those little rattlers can slip in under doors - last summer, one of the ladies sat down at her desk, and a baby rattler bit her foot!

    (close-up photo of a moron, below...)

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