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Can’t get my X1 to start

Hey guys. My dad bought a crappy X1 pocket bike a long time ago and eventually stopped riding it for like 6 years and the gas just went crap. I recently tried to fix it up doing the general stuff, cleaned the tank, new fuel lines, cleaned the carb etc. At first the pull start wasn’t pulling so I put some oil down the spark plug hole and it eventually started pulling. However whenever I put the spark plug back in and tighten it up the compression is so tight I can’t pull it at all. Any suggestions? I’m thinking I need to loosen the piston up as it probably has a decent amount of rust and gunked up gas over the years. The engine is getting fuel it’s just impossible to pull.
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Re: Canít get my X1 to start

Welcome to the forum....

Sounds like you may need to gut the e-starter/generator combo to free things up

You may also need to de-rust the coil and magneto too...ÖÖ

If the coil and mag are rusty the airgap when reassembling is .020" sae

Heres a thread on how to achieve the e-starter gutting,,,


https://www.pocketbikeplanet.com/82-...ke-engine.html

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I would look at the piston thru the intake or exhaust. I would pull the cyld off and look at the parts inside, you will know right away if there is a problem. Take the 4 allen/socket bolts off at the base and pull it off. A new cyld, piston & rings rod pin, bearing set is less than $30

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Re: Canít get my X1 to start

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I would look at the piston thru the intake or exhaust. I would pull the cyld off and look at the parts inside, you will know right away if there is a problem. Take the 4 allen/socket bolts off at the base and pull it off. A new cyld, piston & rings rod pin, bearing set is less than $30
Yep and don't forget from his description he will need to replace the crank seals too...Ö..

Years back while chasing after one of my dogs that was chasing after a female dog I ran across a 33cc scooter submerged in the creek.....

After catching the bugger I went back and fished it out...

It looked grim but with some silicone spray,trans fluid,old coil from an x1 and a 10mm replacement carb also some new crank seals the engine fired-up and ran pretty god so I disassembled it blueprinted and ported it and added a 15mm carb in place of the 10mm carb ,rocket key,lightened flywheel modified clutch , modified X1 revpipe exhaust, boost bottle plus borrowed the pullstarter off my twin engine mini harley and that lil thing was flying...Ö..




Even though this is a reed ported engineas you can see they rust-up pretty badly...

A lil clean-up , a coil and crankseal change plus carb replacement and it fired right up ...



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Re: Canít get my X1 to start

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Iíll do what you guys suggested and see if it fires up
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Re: Canít get my X1 to start

For cold starting, after it sit for awhile, I have an eye dropper in a small glass jar, It's filled with 2 stroke gas. Use it even on my 4 strokes to start, cause it has that oil in it. I squirt a dropper full into the carb, then try to start it. If you have a spark and decent compression it should start or pop. After a couple of tries, and it don't start, pull the plug, is it wet, a sign the coil or spark plug are not working. put the wire back on and ground the plug nut to ground, pull the rope and look for a nice blue spark.

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