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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  5:31 PM                       Like
My son's PW sat for 3 months and now I can't get it to start. I've changed the plug, put new gas, and disassembled/cleaned/blown out the carb. It doesn't even fire at all. When I pull the plug and crank it, it jumps a 1/2 gap, so it's got plenty of spark. Thanks.

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Posted - 05/08/2005 :  12:46 AM
Is the battery charge? Maybe a tube is pinched and it's not getting air. Is the tap clogged up?
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Meridian, ID


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Posted - 05/09/2005 :  8:23 AM
PW-50's don't have batteries.

All you can do is make sure the spark plug is producing a spark, make sure the fuel is fresh, and make sure the carburetor seems to be working. I've had luck in the past using automotive cold-start fluid, which is mostly Ether. That will often get a reluctant engine going.

Oh, and for those who haven't ever seen one, the PW-50 looks like this:

Or follow this link to see a typical rider on one: http://www.hitchmount.com/gallery/h...heels-02.JPG
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