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craftsmanracer 04-08-2012 01:23 PM

2 stroke experts!
 
I am completely stumped as to why my old enduro is misbehaving...

It is a 1977 Kawi KE-175 rotary valve, and it has starting issues.

It will sit for a month at a time, and start on one kick, but if I let it sit for less than a day, it will take AT LEAST 50 kicks to start it. It is like it doesnt like being used on a regular basis.

The carb is clean, the plugs are fine, and the gas is fresh. I just removed carbon from the head and gave it a new head gasket, as well as cleaned out the exhaust. The bike also didnt come with a choke, and I removed the oil tank and run a 32:1 premix.

I make sure to shut the gas off when it isnt running.



oh, and it has always done this, even before I did the work to it.

willis 2000 04-08-2012 09:25 PM

try this
 
A poorly-sealed bottom end will cause this and other odd symptoms. Remove the carburetor and crank the engine slowly until the cylinder transfer ports are closed by the piston, but the rotary valve is somewhat open. Stick your face into the area previously occupied by the carburetor and blow into the carburetor mounting stub. Listen to where the air is escaping. Coming out the exhaust? Move the piston, your transfer ports are open. It will probably show the LH crank seal needs replaced. Face too big for the carb area? Get a kid, make 'em earn their keep. DAMHIK

dooder 06-10-2012 04:11 PM

Did you try Willis' advice Craftsmanracer?
Any update?

craftsmanracer 06-15-2012 07:27 PM

Yes! i had a cracked carburetor boot, and extra air was leaking into the engine, causing the air/fuel mix to get all screwed up.

I also think it would start after sitting because it gave the carb time to leak gas into the motor wich "choked" it.


Unfortunately though, 2 days ago, I was doing a very aggressive sprint down a dirt road, and the bike lost power, and wouldn't start up again.


Took it home, and blamo!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...0609121742.jpg

So now I got to get a new piston, and probably split the cases to get the pieces of smoked piston out of the crankcase.

Unless anyone else has an idea????

AC Swank 06-16-2012 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craftsmanracer (Post 18921404)
Yes! i had a cracked carburetor boot, and extra air was leaking into the engine, causing the air/fuel mix to get all screwed up.

I also think it would start after sitting because it gave the carb time to leak gas into the motor wich "choked" it.


Unfortunately though, 2 days ago, I was doing a very aggressive sprint down a dirt road, and the bike lost power, and wouldn't start up again.


Took it home, and blamo!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...0609121742.jpg

So now I got to get a new piston, and probably split the cases to get the pieces of smoked piston out of the crankcase.

Unless anyone else has an idea????

Running a bit lean there.

Turn the motor over and flush out the bits with kerosene, there is no need to split the cases. All that is going to wash out is pepper sized bits, anything bigger was already blown out the exhaust.

craftsmanracer 06-16-2012 03:36 PM

Thanks for the advice! I was scared that I would have to deal with full blown surgery, and disassembling the rotary valve system, wich I am sure needs special tools to do.

So I just take the cylinder off, pour some kerosene in the motor, and turn it back upside-down?

LasseNC 06-16-2012 10:17 PM

I'd suggest figuring out why it was running lean, otherwise you'll just end up the same way again.

AC Swank 06-16-2012 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by craftsmanracer (Post 18926021)
Thanks for the advice! I was scared that I would have to deal with full blown surgery, and disassembling the rotary valve system, wich I am sure needs special tools to do.

So I just take the cylinder off, pour some kerosene in the motor, and turn it back upside-down?

That's it.

Back in the day, it was normal to remove the head after each race to check the condition of the top of the piston and change it before he hole got too big. Many of us who also rode 2 strokes on the street did the same every other month.

Shocktower 06-17-2012 09:03 AM

If I recall the rotory motors need the injector system to lube it correctly, you may have more problems, than you think, I would stick with the stock set up JMHO

AC Swank 06-17-2012 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shocktower (Post 18930230)
If I recall the rotory motors need the injector system to lube it correctly, you may have more problems, than you think, I would stick with the stock set up JMHO

Shocktower is correct, rotary systems require the oil injection or say good-by to the bottom end bearings. :thumb

craftsmanracer 06-17-2012 02:49 PM

Nope, that is if the bike had injecto-lube, that only came on the bigger bikes, mine has super-lube, wich can be bypassed.

Got a new piston in the mail, I will put it in soon.


I am wondering about the seal behind the magneto being blown out too though, so I was thinking about sealing up the magneto cover so that extra air can't get in there.

I plan on taking marine 5200 sealer and going to town on the thing.


It is a $300 beater bike, so I just need it to run, not be pretty.

willis 2000 06-22-2012 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craftsmanracer (Post 18931939)


I am wondering about the seal behind the magneto being blown out too though, so I was thinking about sealing up the magneto cover so that extra air can't get in.

Don't even try it, the seal is leaking and you'll blow another piston if the seal is not replaced.

AC Swank 06-23-2012 03:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willis 2000 (Post 18966810)
Don't even try it, the seal is leaking and you'll blow another piston if the seal is not replaced.


I was kinda hoping he was going to do as he says, he'll be back for more advice.

Shocktower 06-23-2012 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armchair (Post 18974278)
I was kinda hoping he was going to do as he says, he'll be back for more Ashtray artwork.


Fixt :lol3

AC Swank 06-23-2012 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shocktower (Post 18974819)
Fixt :lol3

Yes, a blown piston does make a good ash tray. :eek1


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