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  1. Fiftygrit added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

  2. MJSfoto1956 added a post in a topic Ok, I'm stumped   

    well, it doesn't appear to be the choke after all. Just tested it and it performs within spec. I gave it a good clean with carb cleaner just in case. The seal appears to be intact too. I did adjust the idle screw once the engine got hot and it was running a touch lean, so perhaps that was adding to the behavior. Not sure what next but I'll be sure to holler if I continue to be stumped...
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  3. MJSfoto1956 added a post in a topic Ok, I'm stumped   

    it does seem to be choke related in that the bike runs fine after it warms up.
    Curious where y'all mounted your manual choke?
    (seems to me you would want it near the steering controls instead of having to fiddle with it under your seat while driving)
    Michael
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  4. minimac added a post in a topic update part Duex.....   

    Get ready for culture shock. Nothing gets done quickly, especially traffic, from November until April.
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  5. pistonguy added a post in a topic Ok, I'm stumped   

    Ive been running a Manual Choke darn near from the get go.
    I would try pulling the intake boot loose and Hand Choking it first.
          Cheers
     
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  6. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Ok, I'm stumped   

    It's probably your auto-choke. I had the same problem. Also the choke wouldn't turn off in the winter because the heater in the auto-choke couldn't keep up with the cold air temps. I switched to a homemade manual choke and all is peachy.
    For you it's probably a leaky auto-choke. Check the gaskets around that area of the carb. Maybe even a tuning of the idle air screw could help.
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  7. MJSfoto1956 added a topic in 125/150cc   

    Ok, I'm stumped
    So I have an issue that has me stumped. In the past month or so, my 12 month old 150cc Chinese scooter with 380 miles got harder and harder to start. And once started it would stall if I tried to blip the throttle. Eventually after a dozen or so tries to rev, it would "warm up" and then rev like a champ for the rest of the session. My first thought was valves as it was not unusual for it to backfire while trying to start her. So I go into the valves and indeed find them to be a bit tight, and adjust them accordingly. Bike now starts up immediately on the first rotation but still continues to stall for the first dozen of so tries at revving the engine, eventually running just fine after it warms up. 
    Note: I checked the vacuum lines by spraying starting fluid around each connection but the vacuum system seems intact.
    Question: is it possible for a backfire into the intake to screw up the carb?
    I'm also going on the assumption of bad gas, so I've dumped a nice dose of SeaFoam into the tank and waiting to see if it has the desired effect.
    Any other thoughts appreciated.
    Michael
     
     
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  8. Fiftygrit added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

  9. Fiftygrit added a post in a topic update part Duex.....   

    Good move bud, if you can handle the humidity in summer it's all good.
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  10. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic update part Duex.....   

    You all can have the southern weather. More snowmobiling and skiing for me!
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  11. cyborg added a post in a topic update part Duex.....   

    Aaaahhhh no mo snow shovels,,,snow tires,,,salted roads,,,no mo putting bikes up for months up at a time,,,top down drivin New Year's Day  morning,,,,the hardest part about moving to the tropics is getting used to palm trees decorated with Christmas lites,,,
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  12. MJSfoto1956 added a post in a topic update part Duex.....   

    Florida is also the most northern shopping mall of South America...
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  13. pistonguy added a post in a topic update part Duex.....   

    One thing tho, you have moved to a State South, But Florida Isn't a Southern state, Florida at one time was a piece of New York or something and wisely floated south and attached itself down there.
     
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  14. pistonguy added a post in a topic update part Duex.....   

    Moving South from the Sno is one if not the best thing you will ever do in your life.
    Now! DONT GET MARRIED!! have Lots of girlfriends.
             Cheers M-8 
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  15. DMartin95 added a topic in Non Scooter related   

    update part Duex.....
    Just to let everyone know, I have relocated to Florida and only have one more trip to Michigan to bring my inventory down....Soon, I'll be getting settled in and everything back up and running... Well, actually, soon might be the wrong word... Probably around a month and I'll have everything back in order......
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  16. Fiftygrit added a post in a topic The Race Thrash   

    Really, god damn it I'm out of the loop, guess that's what happens when you live up in the boonies, when I lived down in the south of BC we use to go to ,I think the winter Nationals in Spokane Washington, they were great.
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  17. pistonguy added a post in a topic The Race Thrash   

    Yup Glidden was a Big Ford guy along with Roy, I think it was 81 Glidden drove one of Roy's Pro stock's. to a championship,
    Bob Glidden died 12/17   
     
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  18. Fiftygrit added a post in a topic The Race Thrash   

    The guy I use to love watching , think his name was Bob Gliden,  pro stock. We don't get any drag racing on TV up here, the guys do race at the airport on an old strip, some are pretty good.
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  19. pistonguy added a post in a topic The Race Thrash   

    Says it all
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  20. pistonguy added a post in a topic The Race Thrash   

    And "Hillbilly" back in the day..
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  21. pistonguy added a post in a topic The Race Thrash   

    She gets right up on the rear valance. 
     

    Even taking some bite out of the car she will still stand right up on 9.5" tires.
    Day Two
    You can see he stabbed the throttle to pull it off the wall
     
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  22. Fiftygrit added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

    I don't think there's any of them that I wouldn't give the best 4 minutes of my life hahahahaha 
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  23. cyborg added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

    Gritty you are officially my new hero,,,I'll take the Asian babe in the pink bikini
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  24. Fiftygrit added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

  25. cyborg added a post in a topic RIP "The Mongoose"   

    The big wheel in the sky keeps turning
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