first try to start up my engine and things went badly.

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by upful living, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. upful living

    upful living Member

    Hi guys, I finally finished the Watha motor bike. It looks awesome. Today I fueled her up, and tried to turn things over. In my efforts the back wheel has locked. The motor chain will not move, and the clutch doesn't help. Any ideas. My first though was maybe I flooded the engine. When I turned the fuel line on, and primed the line, the carb started gushing out fuel.

    If it is flooded how do you fix this in a motor bike? Should I just give it an hour or so?

    Any help would be great. Thanks!

  2. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    If the engine is flooded, remove spark plug and rotate engine so the fuel shoots out the top. You can do this by releasing clutch after pedalling and with one hand putting a rag over the spark plug hole so it doesn't shoot over you. You'll need to check the carb and see if the float is sticking and causing the engine to flood.

    Good luck and you'll love MB'ing.
  3. pdxrhett

    pdxrhett Member

    That still doesn't explain why the back wheel locked... the engine should have still turned over.

    Check your gears inside the clutch housing
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    another thing could be...
    the chain jumped the small sprocket (behind clutch lever)and is jammed
  5. upful living

    upful living Member

    Well, I found this on my own before reading the replies. Thank you every one for the input. You are all very correct.

    If the engine is flooded the steps by skyliner are great!

    Though if flooded this would in fact not lock up the gear. So check your chain to find that it jumped, and see this.
    Thanks pdxrhett, and azbill. You guys nailed it!

    I shortened the bike chain, and it made the motor chain to loose. I'll have to fix this before riding anymore.

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  6. upful living

    upful living Member

    Now for a little eye candy. My long awaited project is finally coming to a finish.

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  7. radrob

    radrob Member

    wow i love it!! how about a close up of the tank
  8. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

  9. upful living

    upful living Member

    Thank you, I am glad you like it. Here's a shot of the tank from early in the build.

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  10. tskrem

    tskrem Member