Adjusted valves . . . not she don't run

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Adam Livingston, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Adam Livingston

    Adam Livingston New Member

    All was well on my SE equipped home brew whizzer ... just broken in at 250 miles and running nicely up to 48 mph or so. I just adjusted the valves to 012 per the manual spec and it won't start ... not even burp a little.

    I took off the side cover to ensure TDC (both dots aligned ... actually 1 tooth off as it is advanced).

    Took off the carb and swung it out of the way

    Adjusted valves to 012.

    buttoned it back up and now now joy. checked and it is getting spark. Yes I reconnected the fuel line to the carb.

    Could the carb being pushed out of the way and upside down have affected adjustment?

    Any other ideas?

    also is there an easier way to find tdc without removing the side cover?


  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    got me wondering regarding the UPSIDE DOWN CARB ?????

    do you think that could have effected the float in some way ?

    maybe check your plug after turning over a few times ---

    is your engine flooded ???

    Ride That Thing Mountainman
  3. Adam Livingston

    Adam Livingston New Member

    no flodding

    thought that too but plug is nice and tan after "significant" starting effort...
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    hey Adam

    ok -- and you have spark

    so if we put a teaspoon of gas into the sparkplug hole it should fire a little


    simple test -- but - sometimes I need to get it out of the way

    ride that thing Mountainman
  5. Adam Livingston

    Adam Livingston New Member

    did the trick!

    thanks mountainman!!
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    wasn't much


    you are welcome

    always makes it fun -- when we ride that thing Mountainman