idle problems

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by murduk0420, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. murduk0420

    murduk0420 New Member

    I did get the bike started but it was at full throttle (trying to figure out the throttle) but when the throttle is at zero I can't get it started, it just tries to turn over and nothing. I notice that the fuel is only about an inch from the fuel intake on the carb and the filter is almost empty which leads me to believe that the carb sucks the fuel in. I've turned the mix intake screw clockwise almost a full turn but nothing, same problem any helpful sugestions will be apreciated:eek:

  2. murduk0420

    murduk0420 New Member

    well the fuel line filled up with gas but it still won't run
  3. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    ok, the screw on the side of the carb is for idle adjustment only, not for adjusting the mixture.
    When you put the slide in the carb, did you line up the slot on the slide with the pin that's in the carb where it slides in? if that slot is not aligned with the pin, the throttle will be wide open and you will not have any control of it. the slot that i'm referring to is the slot where the throttle cable is held into the slide. there is a slot on the opposite side of the slide, but it isn't long enough for the slide to go all the way down into the carb. when the right slot is lined up with the pin, the slide will drop all the way down into the carb body. the pin inside the carb will be about 1/2 way down in the carb on the right side (when sitting on the bike looking down at the carb).Usually a cold motor will not start or it will have a hard time starting when the throttle is wide open.
    If the slide is wide open and you have been trying to start it, your spark plug may be fouled. Pull the plug out and see if it's wet. If it is, dry it off and re-install it then try to start it.
    I would check the carb slide tho because it's fairly common that people install it wrong and they don't line the correct slot up with the pin.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  4. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    I agree with psycho!