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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2003, 09:48 AM
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lta-50, runs terrible

I bought this unit from a friend. It is a 2002 model I believe. We have used it several times. We were out in the desert, It ran perfectly fine. The next day, it would not accelerate beyond 1/2 throttle. It was just shutting down. It would run better with the choke on. But then it would load up at idle and die. It did rain that night, but I cant see where that should be a problem.
I finally adjusted the throttle stop, as long as it did'nt go past about 1/2 throttle, it ran fair for the rest of the trip. I believe the restrictor has been removed in the exhaust. Other than that it is stock.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2003, 08:27 PM
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Re: lta-50, runs terrible

Clean the air filter, pull the carb apart and clean the bowl and jets, and pull the spark plug. Mine used to get a little piece of carbon stuck in the elctrode, causing the exact problem you described.

Those little motors carbon up really easy, you may want to pull the exhaust off and make sure it's not clogged. I also switched to Motul 600 oil after being told it leaves almost no carbon behind.

When pulling the carb, look and see if the intake elbow restrictor is still in there.
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