88cc kit died after running

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  1. Flyingdaschund

    Flyingdaschund New Member

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    As title says, put on an 88cc kit. Full head, cylinder, cam, piston etc. It started up fine first and idled for about 10 mins and I drove it around for another 10 mins when it suddenly died slowly. I thought I was out of gas as it was very low. However, now when I kick it there seems to be no spark. When I remove the plug and ground it and try to kick, I can't see a spark.
    Is there any reason why my points would have gone out during this process?
     
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  3. red69

    red69 Well-Known Member

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    Check your points connections for a short to ground. And just for shits and giggles, remove your gas cap to make sure it isn't a plugged vent issue causing fuel to stop flowing.
     
  4. Flyingdaschund

    Flyingdaschund New Member

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    Red,

    Might be a dumb question, but can you easily tell me how to do that? Or point me to a resource. Can't find anything specific for this bike and never worked on anything like this.
    Fuel defently flowing, when I keep kicking it overflows on the carb
     
  5. racerx

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    Check the point gap and solvent clean the contacts. No point gap, no spark and it can narrow rapidly during the initial break-in mileage. Doesn't take much to foul points either; a little solvent on a rag is all it takes to clean them.
     
  6. red69

    red69 Well-Known Member

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    Look at the points behind the flywheel and see if there are any connections that may be grounding where they should not. Also, when soldering connections to the condenser, it is not uncommon to use too much heat, thereby rendering a new condenser useless.
     
  7. darrel gunderson

    darrel gunderson Active Member

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    Sounds like you might have fouled a spark plug running rich ?
     
  8. mark from florida

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    did you get it going?
     

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