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G909

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Stalling at a stop
« on: May 10, 2014, 04:46:02 AM »
Hi all,
I've had my Fiddle 50s for about 6 weeks (bought brand new). It's had its first tune-up service after 300km so everything should be working fine, but I'm noticing 2 things:

1. When I pull up at a light and let the engine idle, sometimes it idles so low it almost cuts out. It did actually die once.

2. When I want to take off from the light, I turn the throttle but it doesn't take immediately. I kind of need to rev it once before it gets moving.

I'm new to the scooter world, but I'm guessing this isn't normal?? Is there some sort of blockage somewhere and is there anything I can do about it without having to get it checked out?

Thanks in advance!

gitsum

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Re: Stalling at a stop
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 10:20:10 AM »
Clean pilot jet
Adjust fuel screw
Adjust idle speed
Check for dirty air filter

Probably one or several of those should fix it.

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Re: Stalling at a stop
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 07:15:36 AM »
On new bikes that have been sitting around awhile before being sold, the pilot jet gets gummed up - should be cleaned. Factory set adjustments should be ok.
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Re: Stalling at a stop
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 01:56:29 AM »
Just thought I'd report back on this. @Ootscoot I think you were right. There was a jet blockage in the carb. The bike had been sitting in the shop floor for a few months, so it was probably gummed up because of that as you said.

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