PW 80

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  • dhowell

Posted June 27, 2002 - 04:22 AM


I realize that this is not the correct forum for this post. But, you guys have always been helpful so I figured I would give it a try. The problem is a PW80 that unless it starts on the first kick (when it is stone cold), it will not start. I usually have to jump/bump start it. It starts no problem with the kick start after the bike is warm. Any suggestions?


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  • Sparky_So_Cal

Posted June 27, 2002 - 05:50 AM


Are you turning off the gas when done riding it? If you are, then try turning it off and riding it for a few minutes at the end of your day to make sure it is not flooded next time you go out.

Hope this helps,

  • sirthumpalot

Posted June 27, 2002 - 05:52 AM


Sparky has a great tip, try his first. If that doesn't work then:

If the carb is clean and in good tune and the reeds look ok (I'm guessing it's got reeds and not a piston or rotary port) then I would take a compression reading. When I hear 2-stroke and must usually push start in the same sentence I immediately start to think low compression.

Did the problem start recently? If so, what changed just before the problem started? If it started a long time ago, has the problem progressively gotten worse?

[ June 27, 2002: Message edited by: sirthumpalot ]

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