Technical Problem on 30 mile bike ride

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by rcjunkie, May 12, 2007.

  1. rcjunkie

    rcjunkie Guest

    I shared an unusual mechanical failure that almost stranded me on a ride. About 15 miles onto my ride, my engine began running very lean. I had to put about 3/4 choke just for it to pull me at a very slow 5-6 mph speed. Everytime I gave it gas, it bogged down and would die. Starting the engine back up was almost impossible and took lots of pedalling!

    I am glad I brought my tools pn my ride and guess what I discovered when I disassembled my carburetor? The main jet had unscrewed itself!

    So, please do yourself a favor. Pull your carb and loctite that sucker! I hated smelling like gas for the rest of my ride but at least I didn't have to pedal back home!

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    wow...that's newsworthy.

    glad to hear you dug yourself out :)
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    when I got my last kit the carb was like that from factory :shock:
    took a few days and lots of questions here before I opened carb (who expects a NEW carb to be f-ed up)? :x :lol: :lol:
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That's good to know.

    I'll be opening up my carb today to drill the jet a little larger, so I'll address that.

    I don't know how loctite holds up submerged in gas, but I do know how to use a small punch to peen the metal over so it won't unscrew.
  5. dave1490

    dave1490 Guest

    simpal answer loctite EVERYTHING.i,v had exhast bolts,intake bolts,engine mounts,9 bolt sprocket bolts,spoke nippels,and even the 2 tiny bolts that hold the fule switch from leaking come can also use lock nuts{what i use}.