Here’s the problem that’s driving me nuts!
Riding home from work almost a year ago my normally trusty T5 died after about 100 yards.
Tried everything to fix it and still no joy.
thought at first it was an oil seal so split the engine and changed oil seals, at the same time changed the cruciform,clutch plates and all gaskets.Also bought new exhaust(sito plus).
that didn’t work(bearing in mind that it’s got a very healthy spark and changed spark plug twice and made sure the stator went back in exactly the same place as before. Also it has good compression)
then thought it must be a fuel problem so changed petrol tap unit,fuel lines,cleaned petrol tank and carb completely, and it fired after a while and ran for 15 minutes with no problem.Next day it wouldn’t start at all.So then fitted complete new carb and it ran again with no problems till I switched it off.Next day it wouldn’t start again.
Then changed the piston rings and it ran again for a while but since then no amount of kicking it over and drying off the plug can get it to go again. There is fuel getting to the cylinder,it’s sparking fine…what can possibly be the matter with the bloody thing?..Please help as I have no idea what to try next.