Kurt Bennett: Hi there. I have a gx150 spiderbox and just bought a new carb from buggy
depot. Apparently there are chinese ones, but this is 'supposed' to be the
more expensive one. Paid 100 or so bucks. Anyway, put it on and there is a
lot of backfiring. I did not adjust anything. Just put it on. Is there a
way to richen it up without swapping jets? I'd imagine this is a carb that
is supposed to be able to be put on without an adjustment, but I've got way
too much backfiring and its getting worse.
Jim Rogers: i have a scooter that will run only about a min or so at a time, i bought a
new carb with the same prob, i know it gets gas to the carb, the electric
chock gets HOT to the touch really dont know if the chock works or not or
if it could be the prob...HELP PLEASE
NZHorizones: What was this carb on, a 500cc 100cc 150cc?
Kostas Kostakis: i could increased my scooters' speed. maybe i destroyed the end of needle.
By any chance ,thats why the speed remained same?
Rosemary Onyegbule: What brand and cc scooter is in this video?
abel berenguer: Tks four you great video, I have a scooter two stroke 50cc sym fiddle from
1999 the moment the petrol not came out from the tank to carburettor I by a
new fuel vacuum pump because I thing is the problem, anyway I fit the new
vacuum pump and still not came petrol out what you recommend to check first
tank you best regards: Vinnie Berenguer
Wooshvooshboosh: I have a 49cc Zhongneng scooter that was given to me by a friend, it runs
at a max speed of 30-35, He told me I could replace or modify the
carburetor to bring it up to a ~55 mph max speed. I cannot find the model
of the scooter, so I believe its a knock-off, but it has the exact same
carburetor as the scooter in this video. It actually looks quite similar in
terms of air filter and engine to yours as well. What do you suggest I
replace the carburetor jets or entire carburetor with?
Lost N Musik: Very Helpful Video. I am just getting me feet wet on a new Roketa 250 54B
liquid cooled that wouldn't start right out of the crate. Battery was
charged, fluids checked and fuel added to the tank. There was zero Vacuum
to the fuel pump. After watching this and 1 other video about the source
of the needed vacuum to run the pump, (intake manifold port) I suspect to
find the vac. hose to runs everything vacuum related probably was never
connected to the port on the intake manifold. Great job with the video by
the way and thanks for the valuable information. With any luck, the loose
dogs will be chasing me down a country road before long.....
Tony Toni: I swear I just want to kiss you, you deserve to have donations made to you.
John Lefkowski: I have a gmi-106 i don't know what the name for it is, i just got it off a
website for scooter parts. but i have replaced the starter relay and the
ignition coil. and whenever i try to start it, it just clicks. whenever i
press the starter it clicks. what would recommend to try and fix it
willythewave: Your video and advice is helpfull anyways. Thank you for replying. :)
rathi bond: About 2 1/2. I would check the jet size and valves also. Thanks
LieutKusa: Hi Rathi Bond, I don't know if it's correct asking you this, but i'm hoping
you might have some idea as I am at a loss of where else to look. I am not
seeing solutions on my specific problem. Reason I say that is because I
have a 49cc Jonway scooter and have been trying to follow based off this.I
already cleaned out the carburetor pin and reattached it. However, gas is
leaking out but not from the carb. It's come out of the air filter. Either
it's on wrong but I put back how it came off...
Dana Weston: i ride a 50cc taotao with a bigbore kit on it to 80cc. i know its something
between the piston valves and the carburetor. im just a slow learner with
rathi bond: First check the valve adj. Then check the jets in the carb and make sure
all the hoses are connected and there are no cracks in them. Make sure the
air box is connected to the carb correctly. I got videos on how to do all
this stuff. Let me after you have done all this if it still has a problem.
Does it start good? Will it idle? How many KM does the bike have on it?
Michael Malachowski: Thanks for your help, I replaced the gear oil today (of course it was
black) and then after a few tries the engine started, but only for a few
seconds. I was able to start it again and got it running for over 30
seconds. However the carb kept flooding, so I took it apart again, last
time I was unable to unscrew the float but this time I forced it and found
that the floater needle valve was covered in old gasoline that kept it from
moving with the floats, but...... while working in my driveway, I
Michael Malachowski: plug is getting wet. I feel air coming out of the exhaust when I crank it.
The battery is pretty bad, but I've been using a battery charger with 60
amp crank assist and the starter motor cranks the engine, the battery is
trickle charging right now, I'll try it again when its fully charged
(Assuming its not damaged). I checked the petrooster and its connected
properly and not clogged. I tried this test with about a half a liter of
fuel in the tank, but the fuel meter shows the tank is empty. However
Michael Malachowski: I was unable to clean the pilot jet, the wire just wouldnt go through so I
assumed the hole was just too small, but I couldnt see light through it.
Also, after revving the engine for a few minutes to keep it running, After
it dies I can see some kind of fumes coming from it, is this normal? the
cylinder head cover is warm but not too hot to touch... I'll let you know
if the new parts do anything when they get here.
LieutKusa: I believe you were right it was an air leak. I had it readjusted and
nothing leaks now. But now the scooter turns on but it only stays on for
about 10-15 seconds. So I have no idea why it is not staying on! Have to
say it kinda sucks...
Michael Malachowski: I adjusted the valves and it still wont start, I did however notice that
when I manually moved the piston by turning the fan, if I stopped and held
it in a certain position, I heard a hissing sound for a few seconds. Could
this be pressure forming and a damaged gasket leaking?
Michael Malachowski: I ordered the carb rebuild kit. I made my own clip for the floater needle
valve and it looks like it functions fine, and the carb stopped flooding,
but I can only start the engine if I spray some starter fluid in, and it
only keeps running if I keep revving the throttle. If I leave the throttle
in any position it dies in a few seconds. I adjusted the the air/fuel ratio
to every position and none works. When I cleaned the carb, the main jet was
blocked but I could stick in wire to clean it, but
willythewave: What jet sizes do you recomend with the 100cc kit installed?
rathi bond: Sorry man I have not messed with the 100cc kit.
Michael Malachowski: I recently got a motorcycle like this used and its been sitting in my
garage untouched for a year and I just got around to fixing it. I can get
it to crank but it wont start. The spark plug works. Should there be a hose
attached to that tiny tube sticking out of the metal end of the carb drain
hose? or is that for air? Also, I do not have a hose attached to the small
outlet on the big exhaust tube, where should that attach to?
rathi bond: How many kM has it been since the valve ADJ? I would check that again. On
the taotaos It is very common to get a air leak in between the "air box"
and the carburetor. I always assemble the cab and air box together before I
put them on the bike so I know that it has a good seal. I would start with
that and let me know if it does not fix it. GL
Fabian Quintero: Hi ! My scooter has a problem ! It starts all good but when i give it gas
(throttle) it doesn't move with me on it but when i put it on the two
stands and give it gas the wheel turns .... Any idea on what it is ?
rathi bond: Ya it really sounds like you need to replace the pilot jet. Were are the
fumes coming from? I would say the only place that fumes should come from
would be the exhaust pipe. Also be sure to have the fan cover and air flow
guide over the head. This is how the engine cools itself. Is just a few
plastic covers that guide air. Ill bet that a new pilot jet and carb
rebuild kil will get it going. good luck.
Michael Malachowski: Sorry, this is the first engine I've ever worked on. Yesterday I drained
all the old gas, followed your instructions and cleaned out the carb (it
was filled with brown residue), I cleaned the main jet but I couldnt get
the pilot jet out. What I mistook for the exhaust is the air intake. The
big black tube has a smaller tube coming off of it but it doesnt go
anywhere. I found a hose in my garage and it fits in that hole but I dont
know where to connect it. The carb is getting fuel and the spark
Tobie Arundell: Hi, my SYM JET 4 50CC IS NOT GOING FASTER THAN ABOUT 10MPH, Do you know why
this could be?
yamaha386: What is the air/fuel mixture set at??
Michael Malachowski: So far, I know fuels getting to the carb, Im getting spark, I have a
correct spark gap, I have a brand new battery, I adjusted the valves (they
were originally screwed all the way down), the fuel petrooster is clear, and
the intake manifold is not cracked and is clear. When I put my finger on
the spark plug hole, I feel some compression, but I have no idea if its
enough, I'll get a compression tester tomorrow. If it is indeed a damaged
gasket, do you know a good website to buy a new one?
ronald ferreira: 1 its a junk 2 you need to drill the restricter where the muffler comes out
of the engine at the bottom under the moped. its tiny enough a pencil wont
go through. 3 use no more then an ounce seafome in a full tank or youll
ruin the moped. one ounce is not one can this will clean the exaust from
Michael Malachowski: Turns out it was the pilot jet, the thing was clogged and it took a drill
to get it open. I dont know what the original hole was, but its a 35 now!
With the pilot jet open it idles great and I got to ride it around a
little. The only thing is if I accelerate too fast the engine bogs down, I
assume this is normal for a tiny 50cc chinese scooter? Also, the engine
rpms are highest at about 90% throttle, they go down when I do 100%
throttle, could this be a problem? is it the restrictor kicking in?
Yvette Victorino: vaccum hose set up
rathi bond: Ya the boging at full thotle I would check my valves if you have not done
that and maybe mess around with the size of my main jet. And ya I would
check for a restitor washer inbetween the variator belt plates. You will
need to remove the belt cover and use a impact rench of some sort to get to
it. There are some speshalty tools you can use aswell if you dont have a
impact gun. Good luck man
rathi bond: Ok so we know that you are getting fuel and spark. If your sure that your
jets are clean ( you can see sunlight though them) I would check your
valves. I have a vid on that. Also if you havce a compreshion test guage I
would check that. Proper timing, compreshion, fuel, spark, it should start.
As far as the small hose on the air intake that usaly hooks to the top
right corner of the valve cover. You can see it in my value adj vid. But I
dont think that is the problem. GL Keep me posted
bellevernon15012: I just bought a new carb formy 1984 Honda spree and it works fine but I
need to fine tune the thing . I got the idel fine but that oil adjusting
screw I know nothing about how t tune it. any tips
rathi bond: So when you say "does not stay on" does it just die out? Do you need to
hold the throdle and keep the rpms up? If so this is a air fuel mixture.
usaly to ritch. I would start buy checking the jets. If its a 49cc you are
going to want a pilot jet around 32-34. Sorry it took me so long to
respond, had busy few days. Let me know how this goes.
Sumrack9: and a million years later, you have successfully adjusted your carburetor,
congratulations! Why bother that thing.. I only screw ONE!! thing out on my
yamaha, while everything (carburetor, hoses, clamps ...) remains on the
scooter, to get to the main jet. ONE THING! Not the whole freaking system
rathi bond: I alway use "scrapydogscooter". They should have what you need. I think you
checked the jets also right. You should have a 70-80 main jet and a 32 is
Thomas Baduria: Thank u brother very informative . Here in indy no help at all .
Michael Malachowski: I took out the fuel measuring float and moved it by hand and the fuel gauge
worked correctly, should I fill up the tank more or is half a liter enough,
I dont want to fill it up and then waste time draining it if it doesn't
work. Thank you so much for your help, if all else fails I will take it to
a mechanic friend of mine and see if he can fix it...
rathi bond: Ya new carbs are cheep. you can also get a carb rebuild kit for about $10.
Also sounds like your a biit lean on the start. May want to order a few
pilot jets aswell. Maybe try a 32 and a 35. I found that a 32 seems to be
really nice for 45cc. I also have tried 40 but thats to rich.
LieutKusa: No problem I keep an eye out for your answer! Thank you so much this is bar
FAR the most helpful anyone has ever been. And yep I have to hold the
throttle to keep the rpms up. I will do some digging on even how to go
about this pilot jet thing. =)
rathi bond: Ok, For the carborator drain if your not getting fuel all over the floor
then its fine. Some carbs will have right next to the drain a small little
piece of aluminum right next to it but it is not part of the drain (it just
looks like it). Also there is a carburator overflow but if your not getting
fuel on the floor when you crank it does not tell us anything. not sure
what you mean buy exhaust tube. The carb will atatch to the intake manifold
and the air intake box.
rathi bond: Is that a 2 stroke? I no almost nothing about 2 stroke bikes. Manly just
mess it the china bikes? Not sure what a "Oil adjusting screw is"?
rathi bond: ran out of room on that last post. Im going to guess you are talking about
the hose that connects to the intake manifold and that goes to the petrooster
(fuel valve). With out this hooked up you will not get any fuel in the
carb. hopes this helps and thanks for walching. feel free to ask any more
rathi bond: The pilot jet is inside the carb. Just watch this video and It will show
you how to remove and check your jet. Also may want to check your cam
adjustments. I have a video on that also. You can see the jets in this
video at 4:20. Let me know after you check this stuff. Also check your air
mixture screw ( mentioned in the video).
Michael Malachowski: lost the little clip that held the floater to the valve....... I will look
for it when the sun is out, but I think I will just buy a new carburetor,
considering the current one is going to fall apart soon anyway.