Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics

2018-02-07 01:47:43 UTC  

Could still be plugged

2018-02-07 01:48:00 UTC  

At the tank exit maybe

2018-02-07 01:48:38 UTC  

Lack of primer is stupid

2018-02-07 01:48:46 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:48:52 UTC  

Old shit had primers

2018-02-07 01:49:05 UTC  

There's pic of fuel straw (34 I think)

2018-02-07 01:49:40 UTC  

Lemme check cylinder for fuel and i'll report back tomorrw

2018-02-07 01:49:50 UTC  

When did it last run?
Is it a 2-stoke?

2018-02-07 01:51:02 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:51:51 UTC  

See, I knew it wasn’t old. Old stuff was 2 stroke and had a primer.

2018-02-07 01:51:59 UTC  

Did you change the oil and filter?

2018-02-07 01:52:05 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:53:14 UTC  

When you pull, is the resistance normal? Do you feel the compression pulses? Does the exhaust go “blop blop blop”?

2018-02-07 01:53:45 UTC  

Air filter, is it good?

2018-02-07 01:53:45 UTC  

Yes, no, no

2018-02-07 01:53:48 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:54:04 UTC  

Is the underside of the air filter good?

2018-02-07 01:54:17 UTC  

Like, the compartment when you remove the air filter?

2018-02-07 01:54:25 UTC  

clean, plus i tested w/o filter on

2018-02-07 01:54:53 UTC  

i feel like it's a fuel issue but i can't figure out why it would be

2018-02-07 01:55:12 UTC  

Something is plugged that you haven’t verified

2018-02-07 01:55:33 UTC  

When you remove the straw, does fuel spill out?

2018-02-07 01:56:33 UTC  

Well, you can't really remove the straw without taking the carb off so it's tricky to tell but when i did take the carb off, the straw was clear

2018-02-07 01:57:11 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:58:26 UTC  

Pull spark plug and verify fuel in cylinder. Pull starter with spark plug out. Note if the resistance is any less with spark plug out. You could also unbolt the exhaust to eliminate a variable.

2018-02-07 02:00:15 UTC  

Ok thanks I'll check in tomorrow

2018-02-07 02:05:35 UTC  

Lemme ask a question I should probably already know the answer to - without a primer bulb and without a fuel pump, is it really just the piston stroke that's supposed to draw that gasoline all the way up the straw, through the carb, and into the cylinder?

2018-02-07 02:05:52 UTC  

Feel like that would take quite a seal

2018-02-07 04:14:16 UTC  

It would think its gravity fed. Try a little starting fluid in the carb

2018-02-10 18:08:57 UTC  

Anybody know how to check if a clutch cable is broken? Geo tracker. I went to leave this morning, pressed the clutch and heard a snap. Now it won't go into gear at all. It feels like it's been stretching the past couple weeks as its progressively gotten harder to shift. Did I answer my own question.. I've done extensive work on it, but have no experience in dealing with the clutch. Thanks.

2018-02-10 20:08:46 UTC  

@Sonic#0818 how much play in the pedal?

2018-02-10 23:51:19 UTC  

There is obviously 2 ends to the cable one at the pedal and one at the bell housing. Get some one to press the pedal in and out while you watch the other end to see if it moves the clutch fork.

2018-02-10 23:51:26 UTC  
2018-02-11 20:22:41 UTC  

Thank you. The cable's broken. I'll be replacing it. At least it's only $30 for a decent one 👌

2018-02-11 20:23:57 UTC  

Not bad at all.

2018-02-17 10:16:28 UTC  

Anybody know of any good guides for tuning up a bicycle? I want to repair my old bike, but I"m pretty sure everything needs to be replaced and both the breaks and gears are fucked up and need fixing.

2018-02-17 12:22:49 UTC  

I know zip about bicycles, unfortunately but I will @everyone this so we can find out who does

2018-02-18 17:53:40 UTC  

@Gaius Mucius Scaevola search YouTube. If you can't find anything there search google for bicycle forums.

2018-02-18 20:09:41 UTC  

I'm a huge bike nut, as you might see from my avatar. YouTube has every maintenance topic covered. The most popular is GCN. Art's Cyclery is also good.

2018-02-18 20:11:40 UTC  

I learned one step at a time, researching each time a new maintenance task came up. If you're starting from square 1 and need a full tune-up, it will be far easier to bring it by a shop. Bike shops only charge like $15 an hour for their labor rate, so they're far more affordable than a car mechanic and they can get a lot done in an hour because they're experts. You could spend days trying to figure out all the various components you need to order that are compatible with your bike. And if everything is worn, it can be cheaper to buy an entirely new bicycle than to replace all of the worn components on your current bike.

2018-02-18 20:12:44 UTC