lots of work to get it started

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by davidsis, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    My bike seems to be taking an excesive amount of effort to start. When it is cold or hot not to bad, but when it has been ridden for awhile and then wait 15 minutes, and try to start again it does not want to start going to have a heart attack. My plug has a tiny gap on it, and it is kind of black. should I use emory board and sand it off? Maybe my magnito is kind of week, or coroded how do I clean it off or whatever. Just does not seem right. Too much effort to start. Have adjusted the carb pin thing up and down a notch still nothing.
     

  2. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    Here is what typically can happen... or does happen

    The fuels used these days are low specific gravity. Not very dense. After riding a while and then parking your bike, the fuel in the carb will percolate, boil out. Usually after 10 or 15 mins of sitting. The heat from the engine will transfer to the cooler carb known as heat transfer. This will boil the fuel out of the carb. The boiling temp of these new fuels is really really low. Not the best for carbs. Ok for Fuel Injection which is the push now days. At any rate, since your fuel has boiled and evaporated, a lot of it anyway, and now your carb is also so hot that any new fuel coming in the next time you try to start it will also boil away pretty quick until the carb finally cools enough from new fuel and air coming to make it so. Then.. It begins to start,..and then run.. and then back to normal after a min or two of running time. It is that 10 or 15min window that is the worst for restarts. There is not a whole lot you can do about it. some engines are worse than others with this problem. Some days typically hotter days are worse.. Intrinsic. You can try adding a thicker gasket between the carb and engine. That is about all you can do. Try moving up to a higher octane more dense fuel. that too can help. That is about it. Enjoy the ride..
     
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    By all means clean your spark plug and clean it regularly.I use a small wire wheel connected to a drill and it takes 2 secs.Also check your SP gap.Don't use excessive pressure replacing it.
     
  4. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Thanks

    Thank you guys for the help. I will keep these things in mind.
     
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