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Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:04 am quote
Right then .... me orange bastard has been stood for a good while n today I thought I'd go give it a kick n fire it up .... last time I left it a good while 3 kicks n it was running .... not this time .....
it's a bit dark so gave in but it's got good spark n compression.... even put a new plug in just because n still nowt .... it's getting wet so fuel is in there ..... where do I go next? .....

It might take a bit before I try again 😉
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:13 pm quote
Ya bugger
Fuel valve off
If plug is wet...no choke
Throttle wide open....kick start it. It will run. Holding the throttle wide open will give the engine a lean condition.

Spark and compression is good like you said. Scott
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:54 pm quote
If you have left it a good while the fuel may have evaporated to the point where there 2 stroke oil percentage has become too high to easily ignite. Maybe?
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:40 pm quote
I'll try
It's an autolube t5 ..... I'll hopefully have time to pull it out the shed between me hospital visits tomorrow 😕 .... gonna nick some fuel outta the other scoot too
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:45 pm quote
You need fresh fuel.

Modern stuff goes off fast, maybe only a few weeks if it's sat doing bugger all.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:56 pm quote
Juan Kerr wrote:
You need fresh fuel.

Modern stuff goes off fast, maybe only a few weeks if it's sat doing bugger all.
Is this true? I have had (USA) fuel sit for a long time, much longer than a few weeks, without "going bad". In fact I don't think in my entire life so far I have ever had "bad fuel", even with living in climates with harsh winters that require scoots, lawn mowers, etc to sit in the garage for 4 months. I often don't even drain the carbs.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:07 pm quote
yackee wrote:
Is this true? I have had (USA) fuel sit for a long time, much longer than a few weeks, without "going bad". In fact I don't think in my entire life so far I have ever had "bad fuel", even with living in climates with harsh winters that require scoots, lawn mowers, etc to sit in the garage for 4 months. I often don't even drain the carbs.
It seems to be a bigger issue in pre-mix two strokes. Here in Arizona, water evaporates out of fuel and batteries pretty quickly. Sure, your scoot won't rust so quickly, but that tankful of premix will turn to tar in a month or two during the hot months.

With non mixed fuel, the ethanol and water will separate out of the gasoline. Depending on the volume involved an the height of your fuel tap, you could draw in the less-combustible layers of the fluid column. It's known as phase separation.

Biggest bugger tends to be when the fuel in the carb bowl evaporates, leaving a schmoo of fuel additives to gum things up.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:59 pm quote
Not sure why I thought this would be perfect for you Bitz....



When I've run out I've used brake cleaner.
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:25 am quote
soonish
Now I'm a fair weather scooterist it's raining today so maybe tomorrow. ..
.. plus it's give blood this morning n chemo this aft 😡
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:09 am quote
Re: soonish
T5bitza69 wrote:
Now I'm a fair weather scooterist it's raining today so maybe tomorrow. ..
.. plus it's give blood this morning n chemo this aft 😡
Damn Bitza, I feel for you man. Hang in there brother!
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:46 am quote
Re: soonish
qascooter wrote:
T5bitza69 wrote:
Now I'm a fair weather scooterist it's raining today so maybe tomorrow. ..
.. plus it's give blood this morning n chemo this aft 😡
Damn Bitza, I feel for you man. Hang in there brother!
My thoughts exactly!

Kick some ass Bitza.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:50 am quote
Ginch wrote:
Not sure why I thought this would be perfect for you Bitz....



When I've run out I've used brake cleaner.
I love that stuff! Great cleaner as well
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