Won’t run

#1
I have a CT 200 that has sat for a couple of years. The gas tank was gunked up and I removed the tank and cleaned it. Cleaned the carb also.

I put it back together and I can start it and it will idle, but the throttle won’t make it go.

the throttle lever does move, but the engine does not rev. Sometimes it does rev though.

I don’t believe I have a fuel filter.

what do I need to look at?
 
#5
I cleaned the carb, it was very dirty. same exact problem, it would start and idle, but the throttle didnt do anything.

The bike took off on me when I started it, I guess that's a clutch issue?

looking at new carbs now
 
#6
I cleaned the carb, it was very dirty. same exact problem, it would start and idle, but the throttle didnt do anything.

The bike took off on me when I started it, I guess that's a clutch issue?

looking at new carbs now
Did you clean the jet holes with a fine wire? If those small holes are blocked or even partially blocked you wont get good throttle response. Look at some videos on YouTube and clean it correctly. Easy and you don't have to wait for a new one and will gain experience.
 

SAS289

Active Member
#8
cleaned the carb really good. It runs and starts good.

It does try to takeoff when I start it, I have to hold the brake.
If it is not idling too high you will need to service the clutch. In the video he is using grease. If you have a bronze bushing like he has in the video use a couple drops of oil. If you have a caged needle bearing in the clutch drum pack it with grease but don't over do it or the grease will migrate out onto the drum.
 

Doc1976

Active Member
#9
double triple check the linkage and such to ensure all is in place correctly and adjusted correctly. hummmm double triple check, that's 6 checks.
 

SAS289

Active Member
#10
double triple check the linkage and such to ensure all is in place correctly and adjusted correctly. hummmm double triple check, that's 6 checks.
I'm wondering if it got fixed. Too often you never hear back from people on what the final fix was. I'm used to it though because it also happens at work.
 

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