Here’s my intro
Oh look another new guy! Well I probably fit the new guy profile with my intro of saying I found this bike and picked it up and SURPRISE it needs work...
As soon as I can figure out how to post photos from my phone, I will. I think I have a 49cc 2 stroke X8. Trying to get it running before Christmas. I was able to rebuild my CBR but this little thing that seems more simple is turning out to be more complicated.
So far, I have replaced the battery, main fuse next to the key (it just didn’t have one), cleaned the carb, and replaced the spark plug. I am getting spark. The battery was turning over the motor as long as I held down the start button and left lever. As soon as I let go of either, it stopped turning the engine. Never got it to fully crank. I read a lot about everyone switching back to pull start and it is still on there but of course my 8 y/o will want his to start like mine.
Now the battery seems to be already dead, after tinkering today. Plugged up the charger and the green light doesn’t go to solid red for charging (like I am used to with his other pocket bike that’s completely electric). The green light stays on and every couple of seconds it quickly blinks red one time. Maybe need new charger? Maybe the battery is just too dead? Maybe it needs a new charge controller?
Any help is appreciated. Also, if it’s not possible to post photos from my phone browser, let me know how to do so and maybe I can get some uploaded sooner than later. Thanks ahead for your help!