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Buddy 50 won’t start after running lean too long

 
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brian0907
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:07 pm    Post subject: Buddy 50 won’t start after running lean too long Reply with quote

I recently upgraded to a big bore and super trans kit on my buddy 50. It started just fine after installing those. But I didn’t upjet the carb and it stopped starting after riding for a while. I put in a bigger jet today and it still won’t start. What could’ve gone wrong? Did I possibly seize the piston? Yes I’m aware I’m a big ole dummy for running lean too long.

Video of me trying to start it.
https://www.reddit.com/r/scooters/comments/gnb7km/buddy_50_wont_start_any_advice_details_in_comments/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
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Alzero
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Lance Cali Classic 125

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it turns over it’s not seized. But the piston could have a hole burned into it from the lean mixture which means no compression. Pull the plug out and crank it over on the starter with your finger over the hole: you should feel it suck in and blow out.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duplicate post

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brian0907
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alzero wrote:
If it turns over it’s not seized. But the piston could have a hole burned into it from the lean mixture which means no compression. Pull the plug out and crank it over on the starter with your finger over the hole: you should feel it suck in and blow out.


Thanks! I have to problem kicking it, it just doesn’t start. I’ll give that a try.
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