Not getting enough fuel to keep motor running

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Srsmitty67, May 4, 2014.

  1. Srsmitty67

    Srsmitty67 New Member

    Hi .I am new to this site . I have a 66/80 two stroke engine . It is not getting enough fuel to keep it running . Its not very old and has not got 250 miles on it . had it running good and then it sat for a few months and now it will start but will not stay running . any ideas?

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    Probably dirty carb. Pull it apart and clean it.
  3. Srsmitty67

    Srsmitty67 New Member

    I have done that . It is almost new haven't put 250 miles on it .
  4. sactownie

    sactownie Member

    get rid of the old gas, I had this problem a few months ago, the gas went bad after sitting only a month and a 1/2.
  5. stephen7689

    stephen7689 Member

    Look at spark plug make sure it's not wet and still sparks then if that's fine take your main jet needle out and move the adjuster clip down a notch to make it run richer but keep an eye on spark plug u don't want it getting too wet and if the bike ram really high and then shuts off that means the cylinder ran out of gas so if it's not doing that then your definitely getting gas
  6. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Check the fuel filter in the petcock for debris, try running it with the gas cap off to see if venting is a problem.
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  7. Steve Best

    Steve Best Well-Known Member

    Darwin has it I believe.
    There is a little nylon screen screwed into the top of the petcock.
    It is prone to plugging up. Test the flow rate out of the petcock.
    Blow it out from the bottom (simplest fix) or remove it and use a line filter.