flooded

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by rj1967, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. rj1967

    rj1967 Member

    Ok this has got to be the biggest friggen pain in the butt on earth. Bike is flooded. Reset my needle...adjust bowl...dried out air filter...took spark plug off and muffler to let gas evaporate...played with idle. And still this @#$#& acts flooded. Any suggestions?
     

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    not sure what 'acts flooded' means - also, you didn't mention turning gas off when parked
     
  3. rj1967

    rj1967 Member

    Gas is off. Even left it off trying to spark the gas in the carb.
     
  4. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    get motor clear of fuel, then go thru the step=by-step checklist on getting it started
     
  5. rj1967

    rj1967 Member

    Ive tryed everything..draing bowl..adjusting bowl...peddling out exess gas..choking...checked for spark...its just a stubborn peice of @#$#
     
  6. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    maybe you're just wrong about flooding being the problem - search 'engine won't start' for other things to check

    also, I've seen folks blow out seals by filling engine with fuel
     
  7. rj1967

    rj1967 Member

    Im getting good spark and I ran outa gas yesterday. This all started after I filled the tank. Im wondering if by running out of gas..hence oil...did I burn it up.
     
  8. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    did you fill the tank out of a can of pre-mixed fuel? - if you tried to pour oil & gas into bike, then shake it, you probably screwed it up since most everyone here will tell you not to do that
     
  9. rj1967

    rj1967 Member

    Ummm yeah...thats exactly what I did after I ran out of gas. Had to guess at the mixture. Good news I did get it going but only after I reset it the way it was when I didnt have any idle. Oh well. Better not have an idle and its running than to screw around and not have a running bike. Thanks guys for all the tips.
     
  10. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    if it is truly flooded then the plug will be very wet
    maybe the interior of the exhaust pipe also
     
  11. rj1967

    rj1967 Member

    It was. Had gas leaking from muffler and air filter. Got it unflooded but still no idle. Im tired of screwing with it. Ill just live without an idle. Other than that it runs great. BTW...can anyone give me a review on the 80cc stingers I see?
     
  12. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    turn the side adjust screw till the slide is about 2mm open.
    make sure plug gap is .025"
    put new plug in
    change CDI
     
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