ct70 misses after it warms up

veizter

New Member
I have a 2004 widfire ct70 . there is not 200 miles on it . it looks as new . I know the battery is dead, and I have a new one ordered. last fall it was running fine then it started to act up right before winter, I noticed that the plug wire had hit the exhaust pipe and appeared to have just melted the outside cover. I just put a plug wire splice kit on it and replaced the plug . the bike will start and run just fine for about 5 minutes , then it starts to miss and backfire and will stall out. it does start right back up , but still runs the same . . when the engine cools off it will run fine for a few minutes then does the same thing .. I had the carb off and checked the inlet screen and inside the float bowl, the appear as new, no dirt . could my carb be plugged up ?
 

b52bombardier1

Well-Known Member
I have a 2004 widfire ct70 . there is not 200 miles on it . it looks as new . I know the battery is dead, and I have a new one ordered. last fall it was running fine then it started to act up right before winter, I noticed that the plug wire had hit the exhaust pipe and appeared to have just melted the outside cover. I just put a plug wire splice kit on it and replaced the plug . the bike will start and run just fine for about 5 minutes , then it starts to miss and backfire and will stall out. it does start right back up , but still runs the same . . when the engine cools off it will run fine for a few minutes then does the same thing .. I had the carb off and checked the inlet screen and inside the float bowl, the appear as new, no dirt . could my carb be plugged up ?

See if the fuel tank cap vents are plugged - trapping a fuel tank vacuum. This can prevent fuel from leaving the tank. You can clean the tank cap in lacquer cleaner to clear the vents but this stuff is obviously very harsh around paint so use caution. It is also highly flammable . . . be careful.

Also, run the bike hard until it quits and then IMMEDIATELY, I mean RIGHT NOW, close the fuel tank valve to off. Then open the drain screw at the bottom of the float bowl and see how much fuel comes out. If only a little comes out, then you have a clogged fuel line, float valve or some other stoppage in your carb.

Have you checked the valve clearances? I'm guessing this is a CDI ignition - no points - - not much to check there. How about engine timing?

Rick
 

veizter

New Member
runs bad

I have a 2004 widfire ct70 . there is not 200 miles on it . it looks as new . I know the battery is dead, and I have a new one ordered. last fall it was running fine then it started to act up right before winter, I noticed that the plug wire had hit the exhaust pipe and appeared to have just melted the outside cover. I just put a plug wire splice kit on it and replaced the plug . the bike will start and run just fine for about 5 minutes , then it starts to miss and backfire and will stall out. it does start right back up , but still runs the same . . when the engine cools off it will run fine for a few minutes then does the same thing .. I had the carb off and checked the inlet screen and inside the float bowl, the appear as new, no dirt . could my carb be plugged up ?

I can get the bike to run, it will run for a minute or two , then it gets super hot and dies .what can make it run hot ? i have two of these bikes, i have switched the carbs and it made no difference. any ideas ?
 

ez50

Well-Known Member
Running very hot is a lean condition symptom. B52's suggestion is checking a lean fuel delivery that shows up after a few minutes.
 

OLD CT

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Doubt it's a plugged gas cap.I'm with ez on this,lean condition.Check your plug and if it's bone white your clone's jetting is way lean.They are notorious for that.Post up a plug pic and a carb pic and or tell us what carb it has.What pilot jet #s and main jet#s are in the carb?Start with your clip adjustment to the richest setting and if thats no help a bigger pilot/main is the way to go.
 
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I bought a restored CT70 and it ran when I was buying it but wouldn't start when I got home. The spark plug wire was also all melted as it was too long and laying on the exhaust pipe. Once I rerouted it, it started right up. I ended up just cutting the extra off and soldering the wires together and taping it up.
 
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