Won't idle, but everything else is fine.

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Keepthedrivetommy, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Hello all,
    I found out that my bike wont idle when I pull the clutch. There was a similar thread like this, but that guy said that he was losing power, etc. My bike runs fine, It just dies when I pull the clutch, and I have the idle screw in all the way. Any ideas?
    Thanks for all the help,

  2. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Clutch adjustment?
  3. mickey

    mickey Guest

    My Kings "80" also runs great but has never idled. No amount of choke, slide adjustment, clip moving or float adjustment has made the slightest difference.
  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

  5. yayo65

    yayo65 Guest

    o-ring the carb??
  6. I have a Dax 70. O-ring carb? What does that mean? You think my carb is leaking air? And clutch adjustment wouldnt make any sense because my engine idled fine before I had to replace the piston and piston rings. And no offense alaskavan, none of those threads are any help because they either deal with slightly different problems, or have a difference carb than I do. I thought about possibly adjusting the clutch cable for slippage, but when I have the clutch out and walk the bike, it holds strong, so their cant be any problem there. Is it possible that I have to wait for my brand new piston to be broken in before it will run 100% smoothly?
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    a new piston and ring combo is pretty much gonna need to seat itself (break-in)
    that would be my call :)
  8. I thought that may be the thing, but wasnt sure. Thanks for the help. So this is going to be another breakin process, same as when I first got the motor?
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I would think so tommy :)
  10. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I'm assuming you've trimmed the intake and exhaust gaskets(cos some of them are overly large and restrictive)
    Adjust your carby needle...the richest setting is when u move the little retaining clip fually down from the top of the needle.
    This is what is meant by O-ringing the carby...it does wonders for idling and general smoothness.
    Other than that i'm afraid it's trial and error.......good luck. :smile:

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  11. Well, no I havent trimmed anything, I dont see what you would trim on the gaskets, they fit the intake and exaust perfectly. The o-ring thing might be the trick though. I'll try it out
  12. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    These Happy-Time kits vary widely....ours(mine and a few friends) kits had gaskets where the main intake/exhaust holes were to big,they restricted the flow of gasses to and from the engine so with a trimming knife we carefually cut the inside of the gaskets to shape......result...perfect inside diameter fit.
    If yours doesn't need trimming that's kewl,all the better for you. :smile:
  13. Roar engine, roar

    awesome!!! I got a little o-ring and put it in the carb, and WHAM BAM it kicked to life, was idling and I got a significant increase in my lower end power. "I think I'll use a lifeline Regis. I'll ask the audience"..."and the audience was right!!!"

    Thanks all
  14. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    been there, done that :lol:
    that's why I knew the answer :D
    be careful til the new rings get seated :)
  15. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    This probably doesn't matter for the 2-stroke engine your breaking in now but u might remember this for the future.
    When i get my 4-stroke up and running i'll think seriously about it.
    If i'm feeling trusting...if i'm feeling brave.....if i'm feeling downright foolhardy.............we'll see. :evil:

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