my first 2-stroke.. 72 RD350 NEED HELP!

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Juanjo_NY, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    That what I have been told from another site which is all 2 strokes :ear
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  2. PeterW

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    One thing you need to remember, particularly first ride.

    Those things use a LOT of fuel - so fill up every chance you get until you get a feel for it.

    Pete
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  3. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    ok, I think I'm ready to put this thing in the curb.

    I changed the oil in the trany, fill the tank with 2-t oil, put a tea spoon of oil in each cylinder, the spark plugs are NEW.
    Filled the tank with 91 octane fuel, and kick the hekk out of this thing and nothing..
    Choke, no choke, with and without throttle.. the best I got was a puff.
    Also there is gasoline coming out from the middle of the bottom of the engine.

    I'm not spending a dime more on this damn thing.. anyone care for a R5 with DR350 heads! $1700 with title, manual, already got the seat and chain.
    ALso new drag bar and on the way 4 new spark plugs and 16oz of redline 2t oil.
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  4. RodT

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    Big mistake putting straight oil in the plug hole, that's a sure way to oil foul a plug. Is your battery fully charged? this bike requires a fully charged battery or it won't run. Also check the points and maybe file the a little. the R5 had weak coils and everything had to be right. I had to change plugs every 400 miles or it wouldn't run very good.
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  5. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    the thing is that I didn't grow up with 2-stroke bikes, I had the curiosity, but definitely not the patient!
    I put the battery to charge overnight.. just got pup pup pup pup!, much better than just PUFF!
    Fingers Xed that tomorrow with a fully charged battery this thing fire up..

    Thanks again for all the help! if the bike start I'll make a video to share it here..:freaky
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  6. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    :clap :freaky

    the problem was the points.. even though they seems to be new, looks like the guy didn't even tie the bolts from the points.. They were no even touching the center of the rod.

    Anyhow, I re-gap the spark plugs and put the point according to the manual and this think fire up instantly! :thumb

    I still have the gas lick, any tips of how to troubleshot that?

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  7. MacNoob

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    Congratulations, sounds great! Your dog doesn't look impressed though.

    That gas leak has to be coming from up top somewhere and running down below. Is there a carb drain tube that's spitting gas because of a stuck carb float?
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  8. RodT

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    Have you rebuilt the carbs ? The neddle valve is either wore out or stuck, or maybe the float level is to high. I try rebuilding the carbs and while they are apart set the float level.
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  9. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    ok,
    the fuel lick was just a sticky floater.. After few taps on the side of the carb. the lick stop.. then start again, few more taps and stop.. regardless is just a sticky floater..



    I was ready to take the bike for a ride this morning, put the new chain, tie some bolts and adjust the front brake.. after all that the bike start FIRST KICK!!

    Clutch worked fine, but when I put the bike in first and start moving for some reason it stall, like it run out of power, it will start right up, but same thing happen. Any idea of what can be the problem?

    thanks in advance.
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