It did run. But it ran like shit. I thought it was just a carb issue and at the price I paid for it ($180) I didn't mind it having a few issues. This throws a wrench in my plans though. I'm just thinking of putting it all back together and running it until it explodes. That's what I bought it for anyway right? Sucks cause I really like the little bike and it's perfect to ride with my son. I'll see what I can do about getting another engine and throwing it in there. Problem right now is Bedahaf L.L.C. cut my funds.