A guy sold it to me with gas the tank dry as a bone and I could tell it had been sitting. I put a little gas in it and he was able to start it on first kick! The carb was leaking badly from the overflow and bowl gasket but it ran like a striped-ass ape. I've been able to start it a couple times using this method...
1 - Choke
2 - Find top dead center
3 - Two twists of the throttle
4 - Full kick from top to bottom
Once it started it ran great. - So I removed the bowl and unstuck the needle valve and replaced the bowl gasket. No more leaks. I haven't been able to start it since. I know it's getting fuel, the choke is working, there are no leaks. I'm positive I got the needle valve and float in correctly. It tries to start on the first kick and periodically thereafter. But I didn't buy this bike so I could fight with it. I just want to ride it.
Since I messed with the carb I have noticed the compression seems to be lower. It's harder to find top dead center because it never really gets difficult to push the kicker down. But the only thing I touched was the carb.
I really don't care about this bike and really just want something to ride trails. If anyone wants to trade for just about any other bike that's easy to start I might be interested. It's too powerful for my kids anyway. It has a ton of aftermarket stuff on it. I'm in Troy, MO.
But let me know if you have starting advice too.
Edited by Bethlehem, September 25, 2014 - 09:06 PM.