Originally Posted by Wentwest
On one scooter I finally took the brass ferrule and needle and spring off a broken bystarter, dropped it into place, plugged up the large opening fully with gas resistant foam, capped it with a piece of plastic screwed down with the 2 screws that held the bystarter clip down and just eliminated the whole bystarter circuit altogether. The scooter runs great, the mileage went up a lot, and starting it, even after sitting for several months, is pretty easy. Probably would be bad at 30 degrees, but it's not 30 degrees here and if it was, I wouldn't ride for fear of ice.
I went to sleep last night thinking about this. I don't have a spare bystarter to sacrifice. Would it be just as effective to plug the bystarter pickup right next to the jets? Use either a tiny screw, or some fuel resistant glue, or a tiny little rubber cork? Something I could easily reverse down the road?
It's below the main and pilots jets in this picture. It's a pressed in brass tube. (as far as I know)
Aired up my tires to 38psi rear, 28psi front.