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by Budster
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: '86 Spree won't start
Replies: 16
Views: 1786

Re: '86 Spree won't start

"The solution to a carbon-caked exhaust is to de-carbonize. I would avoid unproven modifications that cannot be undone. Drill at your peril." It WAS perilous riding along at 5 mph. Here in Indiana you are an easy target for half empty beer cans, tobacco spit or corn cobs at that speed. I knew the mu...
by Budster
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: '86 Spree won't start
Replies: 16
Views: 1786

Re: '86 Spree won't start

My elite would start but had no power, went maybe 5 mph, and would go nuts up on the center stand. I took a chance that the muffler was all clogged up, so drilled a hole up the back end of the pipe ( not really knowing what I was doing but figured it could not hurt the 'performance' any more than wh...
by Budster
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8912

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

thanks for the reply pat but not sure if original poster has resolved his issue. I am taking the carb to get it ultrasounded as someone recommended in another thread. I am assuming sound waves to get the tiny passages clear. oil line is working well, oil is dripping when engine is cranked. fuel line...
by Budster
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: my elite starts, idles high, then dies
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: my elite starts, idles high, then dies

thanks jj. I will get to re-cleaning the carb again. pretty sure I saw daylight (3 am) but maybe emulsion holes in jets not fully clean. Hope the last post wasn't confusing, azndude,about the throttle cable re-installation into top of carb. "I also advise that you take off the carb so you can re-cle...
by Budster
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8912

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

thanks carl. I ordered petcock, installed easily and runs better for a while. still bogs down after 10 minutes of constant throttle babying and will try cleaning carb thoroughly. seems like my other bike is experiencing carb problems too so soon I will be expert in carb cleaning with hopes of quitti...
by Budster
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: my elite starts, idles high, then dies
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: my elite starts, idles high, then dies

Hi all; I always check this site first as it has some of the best info I can find. I have a linhai powermax and it is doing the same thing as azndude's elite. It starts, dies after 5 seconds but I have to use starter fluid to get it going. I cleaned the carb, checked that fuel was being sucked into ...
by Budster
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8912

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

Hi thought I would jump in here even though it is not my thread but I have a similar problem. 87 elite se50 and it appears there is no petcock at all between tank and carb. Meaning there is a vacuum line that is not being used off the carb. Question is whether that causes the engine to die after bys...
by Budster
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8912

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

Hi thought I would jump in here even though it is not my thread but I have a similar problem. 87 elite se50 and it appears there is no petcock at all between tank and carb. Meaning there is a vacuum line that is not being used off the carb. Question is whether that causes the engine to die after bys...