Engine Trouble Bike wouldn't rev

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by daveet66, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. daveet66

    daveet66 Member

    This site is awesome! Everytime I've had problem someone would have answere to it Anyway I was driving bike few weeks ago all of the sudden the throttle would twist but no power or rev took new gascap off it helped for a min but that was it !going over to sisters to work on it tomm but I don't know where to start any ideas? Thanks

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    first check that slide is going up, then look for air leaks & gasket leaks
  3. daveet66

    daveet66 Member

    Thanks man! How do you check for air leaks?
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking fuel starvation. check for kinked fuel lines and clogged fuel filters
  5. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    plane the head and cylinder to prevent common head leaks which rob power
  6. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    for air leaks it is easy to use a spray bottle to spray water around the intake area while engine is idling - if the water hits a leak, the idle speed will slow down

    checking for gasket leaks is done by looking closely for any sign of oil seepage around the gaskets
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  7. daveet66

    daveet66 Member

    What do you mean plane the head and the cylinder?
  8. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    don't worry about it - one big reason heads leak is because someone planed it & lost the raised compression ring molded into it that is needed to properly seal it