Getting My Bike to Run After
Most common problem for a no start
after sitting for a month or more is stale fuel. The fuel in the gas
tank may be fine, there is usually enough volume of fuel in the gas
tank to keep it from spoiling right away. But the fuel the engine runs
with is in the bowl of the carburetor, and the fuel bowl only holds a
very small amount. The bowl is also vented, so the fuel loses
good vapors even faster.
the trick to getting your bike running is to get some fuel into the
carburetor bowl that will still burn. To do this you need to
drain the stale fuel out. Most carburetor bowls have a drain
screw at the very bottom.
|| The carburetor on this Kymco model
is very similar to many other mopeds. There is a rubber curtain around
the carburetor bowl, but you can see the drain screw sticking out.
Some bowls have a bolt going straight up in the center
that is removed to drain, but most are of this style. Loosen the
screw a few turns and you should see fuel dripping out of the screw or
a drain hose. After about 1/4 cup comes out, retighten the
may need to crank the engine over a few seconds to get fresh fuel to
from the fuel tank and refill the carburetor before it will start.
mopeds have automatic fuel shutoff valves, that is why it needs
crank a bit to refill the carb bowl.
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