the ciao engine has a rotary valve thats actually a window cut in the side of the crankshaft,,,,fuel coming out of the exhaust is not good,,,check the float needle valve to make sure it's not flooding ,,,from my studies today with very minor modifications this engine/bike combo can reliably reach 40-50 mph speeds and last long,,,,it is a great design
i personally would drain all fuel/oil premix out clean the tank,,,install an inline cheepy paper fuel filter,,premix a fresh batch of gas/2t oil,,,check carb out to make sure everything is kosher ,,,set gap on new plug,,,oh and check air filter,,,lite that puppy and go for a ride
Post by FACE PLANT FOR LIFE on May 12, 2014 16:07:08 GMT -6
Finally bit the bullet and STRIPPED this thing. Pulled the head off and the gasket (that shouldn't have been there, it doesn't come stock with one, I think the previous owner tried a head gasket to get it to fire) was fine. Dropped the engine and pulled the cylinder off...BOOM! BLOWN CYLINDER GASKET! Got one ordered just now. Well let you know how this goes
Post by FACE PLANT FOR LIFE on May 13, 2014 8:24:15 GMT -6
I'm doing good after the fall. Not so sore anymore, but might need to see my chiropractor to put my back into place (I have a minor case of scholiosis so this was bound to happen anyways, the fall just accelerated it).