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TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine oil viscosity
too
high
Final gear case oil viscosity too high
Brakes
dragging
Air suction valve trouble
Vacuum switch valve broken
Poor Running or No Power at High Speed
Firing incorrect
Spark
plug
dirty, broken, or maladjusted
Spark
plug
cap or high tension wiring trouble
Spark
plug
cap not in good contact
Spark
plug
incorrect
IC
igniter broken
Pick-up
coil
broken
Ign
ition
coil broken
Ignition coil
resistor
open
Timing
not
advancing
Fuel/air mixture incorrect
Main
jet
clogged or wrong
size
let
needle or needle
jet
worn
let needle clip
in
wrong position
Fuel level too high
or
too low
Air bleed pipe bleed holes clogged
Air cleaner clogged, poorly
sealed, or
missing
Air cleaner/carburetor poorly sealed
Starter plunger stuck open
Water or
foreign
matter in fuel
Carburetor holders
loose
Carburetors
and
carburetor
holders
not
aligned
correctly
Fuel tank air vent obstructed
Solenoid fuel valve clogged or broken
Fuel tap clogged
Fuel line clogged
Compression low
Spark plug loose
Cylinder head not
sufficiently
tightened down
No valve clearance
Cylinder, piston worn
Piston
rings bad (worn, weak, broken, or sticking)
Piston
ring/land clearance
excessive
Cyl inder head
gasket
damaged
Cylinder head warped
Valve
spring
broken
or
weak
Valve not seating properly (valve bent,
worn, or
carbon
accumulation
on the seating surface.)
Knocking
Carbon built up in combustion chamber
Fuel poor quality or incorrect
Spark plug incorrect
Backfiring when deceleration
Vacuum switch valve broken
Air suction valve trou ble
Coasting en richer trou ble
Miscellaneous
Butterfly valve won't fully open
Carburetor
vacuum
piston don't slide smoothly
Timing not
advancing
Brakes dragging
Clutch slipping
Overheating
Engine oil
level
too
high
Engine oil viscosity too
high
Final gear case oil
viscosity
too high
Overheating
Firing incorrect
Spark plug
dirty,
damaged,
or maladjusted
Spark plug
incorrect
Fuel/air mixture incorrect
Main
jet
clogged
Fuel level too low
Carburetor holders loose
Carburetors and carburetor holders not aligned
correctly
Air
cleaner
poorly
sealed, or missing
Air cleaner/carburetor poorly sealed
Compression high
Carbon
built up
in combustion chamber
Engine load faulty
Clutch
slipping
Engine oil
level
too
high
Engine
oil
viscosity too
high
Brakes dragging
lubrication inadequate
Engine oil level too
low
Engine oil poor quality or incorrect
Gauge incorrect
Water temperature gauge broken
Water temperature sender broken
Voltage
regu lator
broken
Coolant incorrect
Coolant
level too low
Coolant deteriorated
Cooling system component incorrect
Radiator
clogged
Thermostat trouble
Radiator cap trouble
Thermostatic fan switch trouble
Fan relay trouble
Fan motor
broken
Fan blade damaged
Water
pump
not
rotating
Water
pump impeller
damaged
Over Cooling
Gauge incorrect
Water temperature gauge broken
Water temperature sender broken
Cooling system component
incorrect
Thermostatic fan switch trouble
Thermostat trouble
Clutch Operation Faulty
Clutch slipping
No
clutch lever play
Friction plates worn or warped
Steel
plates worn or warped
Clu
tch springs
broken
or weak
Clutch release maladjusted
Clutch
inner cable catching
Clu tch
release
mechan ism trou ble
Clutch hub
or
housing
unevenly worn
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