Bought an ET125 not run in two years and somewhat body scarred to get up, running and looking half decent. Battery dead and kickstart broken. Got a new battery on it and managed to turn it over eventually even fired and performed a very spluttery tickover but died if I even breathed on the throttle. Not surprising as petrol must have been well bad. So tank drained and carb off and on the kitchen table for a rebuild. New plug, coil and bits on order. Side panels and footrest off and wondering best adhesive to use to repair some cracks of whether to try some plastic welding. RH side behind hope so may practice on that
Thanks, was thinking about testing a bit with that pipe solvent. Cannot see anything that indicates what plastic they are made of. Anyway decided yesterday to have a go at some plastic welding with the soldering iron and "stitched" this piece back in ok. Proof will be when I screw it back but am eventually going to get a new footrest anyway as it's unrepairable along its edges
Not bad actually. The footrest panel is broken beyond repair all along the sides though so at sometime I will replace it. This is just a temporary fix while I get it running and off for an MOT. If the panel was good apart from this bit I would be inclined to do the welding on the visible side as well and fill, rub down and paint.
Carb back on but not happy. Can only get to run on choke which would suggest clogged pilot jet. Stripped down again and can only see the tiniest pin prick of light through the pilot jet. No number anywhere on jet but Haynes manual suggests it should be 32 in which case jet aperture should be 0.32mm. Can't get a 0.16 guitar string through it.
Wondering whether stick in some kind of solvent bath or take a 0.3mm drill to it?
Would buy a replacement but cannot find Walbro pilot jets anywhere
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