Bike not running.

Greg58

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Torque the head nut to 8-10 foot pounds, don’t just use a ratchet, over tightening or uneven tightening will warp the head and cause a leak.
 


Firstbuild408

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Ok I did that oiled it and sanded it. It had no low spots but when I hooked everything else up and tightened the chain the clutch is not engaging. I can pedal with no resistance with the clutch engages or not. Could this be something loose or the clutch isn’t properly adjusted?
 

Firstbuild408

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Ok yeah I didn’t tighten as much because it was difficult to remove. But I’ll tighten it like before. Thank you
 

Greg58

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Here's how to make it easier, pull in the clutch lever and lock it, then turn the flower nut in a few notches then release the lever and test. Repeat till you slide the tire or the engine turns over.
 

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The side cover can be left off while doing the test, don't forget to put the lock screw in to keep the flower nut from backing off.
 

Firstbuild408

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Awesome thanks for the tips very much appreciated. I got it running and it sounds great. It bogs when accelerating and gas smoke but probably it the lubricant i put for the cylinder and piston rings.
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Greg58

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Now that it's running do several short 2-3 miles runs letting it cool between rides, check the spark plug color, the white porcelain part should be brown. You probably had a air leak that caused the over heating and piston failure.
 
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