Skyhawk kit, couple questions.....

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Chopper, Apr 28, 2007.

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  1. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    Is it necessary to coat the inside of that tank?... and I know this may sound stoopid, but my sparkplug lead doesn't 'click' and stay on my plug, am I missing something here?

    I'm no mechanical genius, but sometimes the little things escape my attention. :?

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Not necessary, just look inside and make sure it's clean. Use and in-line filter for sure.

    Look inside the cap and see if somehting id missing. Some have reported trouble with the caps. You can buy a new one for a couple of dollars if you are concerned.
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    have you unscrewed the "cap" on the plug? the boot is designed to fit over the threaded-rod ONLY.
  4. rcjunkie

    rcjunkie Guest

    One of the best things you can do is to remove the spark plug cable/wire and get a new one (non-resistor) from auto parts store. You will then be able to use quality spark plugs and not worry about looseing plug connections. Its the first thing I do on all my engines/bikes.
  5. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    Well, there ya go :) ... cheers augi.

    I'll look at replacing the wire too rc, just wanna get the sucker going today.......
  6. Chopper

    Chopper Guest


    She's a runner!

    Couple things, is it really meant to run flat out like that? backing off the throttle to slow the motor down?

    I have a fair bit of blowback from where the muffler joins the exhaust... is tightening going to cure this? Don't want to break anything by overtightening.

    Just gotta go grab a chain breaker and we should be terrorising the streets this afternoon! :evil:
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    the exhaust (& intake) flanges may not be exactly flat, a little attention with a file and your gaskets will last forever...not really, but you get the idea 8)
  8. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    Sorry, I meant down where the poo pipe joins the muffler, there is leakage coming from the join (bit of unburnt fuel and smoke)
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    is there a brass washer between the muffler and pipe ?
    mine leaked there until I doubled up the washers with some I got from hardware store and ground a little smaller diameter 8)
    also mine broke at that connection (flange tore right off) :x
    they look nice but they don't seem to hold least mine didn't :???:
    I don't want to bum you out , but, I believe that a shorter exhaust gave me a significant power gain as well :shock:
  10. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member


    Brand new engine- the FIRST hundred/two hundred miles you put on the bike are the most important.

    Future/increased performance is assured if you follow the break-in tips specific to your engine.

    Once that piston/cylinder get in sync, it's all shrimp and barby. :cool:
  11. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    Ok, couple problems fixed, couple more have arisen.... my pull start has crapped out (when pulling it's not catching anything) I've pulled the cover off, but I really don't know what I'm looking at/for.... any tips?
  12. Chopper

    Chopper Guest


    I've mucked about with it a bit, it seems if I loosen the screw in the centre of the rope pull mechanism I get somewhere, but 2 out of 3 times it will pull out, but will not return! :mad:

    I'm getting a little tired of taking the damn thing on and off, especially as I had a visit with my eye specialist this morning and the whole world is still a little blurry..... :sad:
  13. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    I was thinking your problem would be addressed by now (lordknows I'm no help) BUT every neighborhood has the lawn mower repair man, who would be able to pinpoint the problem- spring/coil or whatever.... :cool:
  14. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    Took it for a spin last night, and it won't even compression start!

    Here's the reply I got from the seller:
    What would you do? Seems the easiest thing would be to send it back, get an electric motor and be done with it..... small problem, I've already welded the tank brackets and front motor mount to the frame!

    This is typical for me, nothing is as easy as it appears to be, and it ends up costing me $'s :x
  15. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I just went to your have a pull start with a manual clutch. cool! let's try to see why you can't pedal start your bike.
    The GGG your dealer is talking about has a centifugal clutch. (automatic...Give Gas & Go) No pedal starting that one.

    What exactly happens when you pedal & pop the clutch?
  16. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    It acts as thought it wants to go, but just putters and dies, has me thinking that the clutch is working, maybe the idle is too low?
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Fuel flow adequate? Proper choking? (mine starts best @ 3/4 choke, no throttle)

    How's the plug look?
  18. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    Will check all those things when I get home tonight Joe, but it seemed to be running fine on sunday when I was just starting it on the rope without the clutch (or chain) yet hooked up..... I mean it would start and idle, but twist the throttle and it would die.
  19. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    throttle die

    Twisting the throttle and dying always brings me back to pulling the filter in the petcock and throwing it far away and then spend the 2.00 and get an in line filter.
    Just a learned guess!
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yeah, I've heard tell a few of these tanks come full of crud. Mine wasn't bad, but I pulled that screen out and threw it across the street where all "bad things" go. I have the included in-line filter on there now, and it looks to be working fine.

    Back to the subject, it sound like you are starving for gas, will it take throttle with a little bit of choke on?