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Old 02-25-2011, 04:59 PM
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im scared to start my honda clone, i took off the throttle arm and found it running WOT, and was backfiring out of the carb, i put it back together, and it looks like it did at stock, but im scared to start the engine, i fear it will blow up and explode in my face,how could i be sure the governor is in the right position?
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:09 PM
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pull the governor linkage FORWARD with your fingers.

let go and if it revvs up keep your finger on the kill switch.
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Have no fear. Have a helper stand by at the ignition switch and ready to kill it if engine runs wild.
Even under the worst of conditions engine will not explode.
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just dont stand in front of it where the connecting rod COULD punch a hole....
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:40 PM
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i dont want it to explode, and blow like a rod or something, that would suck
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Cant be scared.
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im not afraid to ride a fast bike, im not afraid of crashing or falling, just something blowing up and making loud noises, i have a medical condition that makes loud noises scare the living **** out of me
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Just stay calm and dont panick when you pannick thats when something bad will happen.. I use to be the same way but depending on the situation i mentaly prepare myself for it think of all possibilities that may happen. a box stock clone will not explode within 5 seconds of start up unless the rod bolts are like finger tight. Even if its full rev's
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true. keep your finger pushing the linkage forward. once youstart it, slowly let go. if it speeds up more, then push forward more.
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look- you're fine. Have a guy with his hand on the switch. If the engine tries to run away, just kill it immediately. Nothing is going to start and then rev to 10k and detonate in less than a second.
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does a back fire hurt the engine? just wondering.
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out the carburetor or the exhaust? I dont see one every now and then hurting the motor at all.
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out of the carburetor,
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That means that the intake valve was still open while it was either igniting or poped open after ignition. whats your valve lash set at?
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havent messed with valve lash, what happened was, the first throttle arm i took off and the spring had no tensoin on it, so the 2nd arm the has the rod stright into the governor had no tension so when i pulled the cord it stayed wide open, which is what i thought, which i thought was causing an overflow of gas into the carb and blowing it out the side of it, because i have a k&n air filter with the billet adaptor on the carb
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theres not any tension on the spring to the throttle arm so it dosent pull the governor closed when i pull the cord so it backfires because theres to much gas in the carb,
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Have you not redone that governor linkage, yet?
EDIT- What "cord"?
And whaddya mean, "pull the governor closed"? Nothing Pulls the governor closed. The governor does the pulling and pushing on the throttle.
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mom wont let me outside, claims its to cold to work on the engine, yet its not to cold to go out and shovel and walk the dog,
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