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 Post subject: Re: Help Requested - Gradual Opening = OK; Quick twist = Bogged
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:53 am 
troubleshooting an engine problem by email is not very effective and requires lots of redundant questions, so here goes! :D

Are you sure all the hoses are connected to the carb properly?
(you have an assortment of fuel lines, air lines for vacuum and water lines for heating the carb.)
If you have any doubts, you should probably recheck each thing you tried earlier

What is the condition of your air filter?
(as ChuckTuna mentioned, these scoots will barely run without the air filter installed.)
An oil fouled air filter will also cause the symptoms you described...idles ok, but stumbles during acceleration.

On the Seafoam, this stuff is only useful if you're storing (mothballing) the bike....it is definitely not a starting aid, as it dilutes gasoline.
It is a long term fuel stabilizer and is worthless for any other purpose.
Don't put that stuff in your tank unless you plan on not starting it for the next 6 months.

You said fuel came out the sparkplug port when you turned it over....was a little gas or was it a lot of gas?
if there was a lot of fuel in the cylinder, I would suspect something is not right in the carb's hoses and lines
are you sure it was not water (coolant)?


to rehash everything so far and make sure we're all on the same page.....

you think the original problem (stumbling during acceleration) was caused by the disconnected vacuum line from the carb to the airbox

the new problem is the scoot will not start at all....correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Help Requested - Gradual Opening = OK; Quick twist = Bogged
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:59 pm 
I know quite a few motorcyclists that would disagree with you on the use of SeaFoam, but to each his own.
I run some through the tank a couple times a season and throw a splash into the crank 50 miles or so before an oil change.
It liquifies all the gunk in there to the point where you can feel the motor running smoother.
Anyway, I'll stick with using it.


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