newbe help - build not started - can't pedal

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by silverace, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. silverace

    silverace New Member

    \I just finished bullding my first dax bike
    think I did it right but can't even ride it - pedaling
    never started up yet

    do not think clutch is engaged

    any thoughts


  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    what happens with clutch lever in--or out. can you ride with clutch pulled?
  3. silverace

    silverace New Member

    hope this answers your question about lever in or out

    with clutch lever in all the way via the hand pulling it - pointed toward the motor - I can ride
    with it in the hand lock position it is almost as good
    with it out - loose - pointing away from motor - it will not roll
  4. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    if it were mine i would pull the head and i couldnt see a problem i would pull the barrel. or contact the seller and see about replacement. have you checked to see if the chain is not bound up on the engine sprocket? if you take it apart you have to put it back together. that has its own set of potential problems.
  5. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    With the clutch engaged, slowly rotate the rear. It should rotate past the compression point if you apply a little pressure while hand rotating the rear tire. Try it in both directions. It would be easier to do if the spark plug was out while you try.
    Lets us know if we can help some more. New motors can be tight.
  6. rbtp

    rbtp New Member

    My piston froze up after I left my bike out in the rain and didn't run it for the few days following. I pulled the plug and squirted some WD40 in cylinder, then with the clutch engaged (still no plug), rocked the bike back and forth until the piston came free. Dropped he plug back in and she fired up right away.
  7. silverace

    silverace New Member

    solved and running great

    thanks to all
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    what was the problem & what fixed it?

    tell it may help someone else later.

  9. silverace

    silverace New Member

    new engine was simply stuck

    I followed directions pulled plug rocked back and forth
    it was quite tight but it did finally loosen up
    runs great - replaced plug
    starts right up - hardly any pedal needed
    now am in break in process
  10. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    good deal..... thanks