I would just like to start a thread on auto by starters. Most people hate them. I now know for a fact, after screwing with my scooter and carb for so long, that my by starter has failed, just like i mentioned in my Elite 150 problem thread. I am actually ordering a Slide carb like nacree recommended, but temporally I am about to by pass my by starter on my CV carb on my Honda Elite 150. I replaced the carb with a OEM thinking that with the new by starter it would end my trouble. Wrong! That new by starter is just as bad, if not worse! So I took the whole thing apart, and I understand how it works now. That is a piece of crap! I have seen much better chinese made scooter parts! It was crappy plastic and a weak wire. The wires in the plug go to a metal surface, which was pulled halfway out of the plug, giving only minimal heat to the by starter! It does have power at the wires, as I checked it with a multi meter. These things are designed really poorly! Honda! You guys could have come up with something much better! So to bypass it, I am planning on using something like Epoxy gas tank putti to plug up the jet to the by starter in the float bowl. I would like some opinions on this Will it work or just make it worse? And if anyone else has similar problems with by starters, post them here.