Engine staring to sound like diesel RID

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Proboscis, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Proboscis

    Proboscis Guest

    well after 5500km my lil bike is starting to wear down. great starter engine to learn on (bike + motor) i know it is loose rod bearing or maybe the carb but i will always like that little bike.

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Have you tried to de-carbon the engine? It's pretty easy and with most people running an extremely rich 20/1 mix it's likely got a ton of carbon on the piston.

    Remove your head, and turn the engine until it (the piston) is at the top. Use a wooden dowel or other piece of wood to remove the most of it, then finish it up with a brass brush. The kind that you put on a Dremel tool work great. DON'T use a scraper or screwdriver!

    Use a shopvac to keep it all clean as you go.

    It should help.
  3. Fox

    Fox Guest

    I would most certainly be interested to hear how a refurb goes.. rings/decarbonising etc etc

    I hope to get a long life out of the engine, way more and 5k kms