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Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1071
Location: Glasgow
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:06 am quote
I started "Fixing Up" my scoot about three years ago then injury stopped play.
The up shot is over the last few weeks the fuel tank that has been sitting on the dinning room table for the last two years finally went back into the scoot.

Added oil, and petrol and a heathy glug of oil into the petrol (had an air bubble in the autolube pipe to check it was working)
I put a squirt of two stroke into the cylinder to give it a bit of lube after its long sleep.
hit the starter switch the engine turned but nada.

I put a bit of fuel into the cylinder via the spark plug …..life! OK, no go juice getting to the engine.

I re built the carb and filling new gaskets.
sucked some fuel with a syringe through the pipe reattached to carb.

It took a good few turns but she fired into life.
Now the first of a I'm sure many more problems.

I know the auto lube is working should I syphon the pre mix from the tank as opposed to just burning it off? The reason I'm saying this the neighbours came to warn me my shed was on fire!

5 min of running smoke bellowing from the windows, roof and door.
If I road it like this I would look like a vespa version of the red arrows!

Thoughts?
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 am quote
It may just be the accumulated oil, plus what you added to the cylinder, plus running at 4%.

Running at 4% shouldn't produce all THAT much more smoke than 2%. Is the smoke white or grey? White smoke would indicate a bad clutch side seal and you're sucking in crank case oil, meaning case split to replace that seal

Pictures or video would help, but I'd say give it a few more minutes and see if it clears up or not.

And welcome back!
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1071
Location: Glasgow
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:14 am quote
gray smoke.

I will take a vid and post it up as soon as I get a dry day, Summer has hit Scotland. 3 months of great weather in lock down, now it has eased for summer Rain Rain Rain and more Rain.

Yeah, good to here it fire after all that time, the Mrs is happy to get her table back!
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1071
Location: Glasgow
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:03 am quote
bad link worked on my pc but nobody elses

Last edited by Bjorn Toulouse on Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:29 am; edited 1 time in total
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:30 pm quote
Can you post a link, the embed function doesn't work on some people's tablets or web browser.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:18 pm quote
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:19 pm quote
Well that didn’t work...

“https://youtu.be/ZaUsTKbx88Y”
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1071
Location: Glasgow
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:53 pm quote
so much for modern technology, you tube obviously not my bag

ok
I will use the wee dugs web site

https://poppysocks.co.uk/dragon-in-the-shed/

the scoot has a sip road 2 and is upjetted from 118 --> 122 on the main jet bar that its stock.
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:37 am quote
pheasant plucker wrote:
Well that didn’t work...

“https://youtu.be/ZaUsTKbx88Y”
https://youtu.be/ZaUsTKbx88Y


Select URL once at the top and it should pop up at the end of your post. Paste the URL then press URL again. That should give you a link, I had the same problem the first few times on here also.


In Minnesota you'd be fogging for mosquitos, go ride it, that'll clear the smoke up a bit and be fun.
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1071
Location: Glasgow
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:25 am quote
the wee dugs link works,

@ Chris, it might keep the midges at bay, but in Scotland It wouldn't pass an MOT.
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2007 Stella 150
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:02 am quote
Bjorn Toulouse wrote:
the wee dugs link works,

@ Chris, it might keep the midges at bay, but in Scotland It wouldn't pass an MOT.
Where I go they would pass it to get it out of their shop.

That smoke will clear up with a little use I bet.
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