Motorized bike consuming a lot of gas

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Kash66, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Hi my motorized bike sucked all the gas the filter in just a minute. I wanted to know if having a lot of oil in my gas/oil mixture caused this. I know I'm ripening rich on oil because my bike is very smoky.
     

  2. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Plz anyone have any feedback
     
  3. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    that's normal in a new engine that hasn't been broken in. if it's a 2 stroke don't believe that 150 miles per gallon crap, expect more like 90 at best, 40 or 50 if you're WOT all the time
     
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  4. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Ok thanks but since my spark plug was dark and oily I adjusted my jet needle to leaner.
     
  5. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    you most likely need a smaller jet. they seem to be jetted to run a mile below sea level from the factory.
     
  6. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Ok thanks today's the day I start up my bike after that loss of power and grinding noise incident. I fixed all the things recommended on this forum. I will get back to you guys.

    Thanks
     
  7. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Ok I found out it was the loose choke the whole time, my bike is way better, it just zooms by fast.


    Thanks for all the help guys
     
  8. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Just have one little problem, the bike sometimes when I'm idle/neutral, the bike stops, maybe it was cuz I switch the jet needle to leaner, should I switch it backs to normal
     
  9. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    that's probably just the clutch out of adjustment or the idle is set too low
     
  10. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    The brought the idle up but now the bike reva liek crazy, before I put the jet needle to leaner, it never stopped when I'm idle. Should I put the jet needle setting back to normal? Also when I rev the bike when in neutral, the bike takes a couple of seconds to idle. I read a forum and it said that this could be a symtom of my bike being to lean.




    Thanks
     
  11. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    that sounds like an air leak, did you get that o ring I told you about?
     
  12. Cylon

    Cylon Member

    Where i live I seem to get a 60 jet to run great, Im at about 120 about sea level. I have a couple bikes and a trike I only get about 40 mpg with my kit motors but im in it constantly to keep with traffic to avoid people trying to run me off the road in town so Im normally going 30+ sometimes cranking till 35 my I build my girls bike even better it goes 41 but uses more gas
     
  13. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    I was just about to get the om ring but I forgot to get it, I will pick it up today or tomorrow, thanks for the reminder. Wil the leak affect my engine life.
     
  14. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    as long as it's corrected it won't hurt, but if you don't correct it you'll have a lean condition which could lead to overheating and possibly knocking. knocking in a 2 stroke is almost always a catastrophic failure.
     
  15. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Ok thanks, I put got the orang and installed it but I figured out that my bike rides perfect on a flat surface but when I raise the rpm in the backstreets it won't go fast, it feels as if my engine is slipping, I think the clutch pads are slipping but the engine is only 2 weeks old, is it possible the burnt out or have grease on them.

    Thanks
     
  16. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    My clutch pads are they dirty

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  17. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    your clutch pads are fine. just adjust the flower nut
     
  18. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Ok thanks, also do you think the flower nut being too tight would've caused my clutch to slip in high rpm.

    Thanks for the feedback
     
  19. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    no, too loose would make it slip at high rpm. get it so it doesn't slip up high, and then adjust the preload if necessary
     
  20. Kash66

    Kash66 Member

    Ok thanks I tightened with hand tight and then I put the cover back. But my clutch cable has broke in carb guideway on the engine.


    Thanks
     
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