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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 01:32 AM
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LOL he must live in the outer reaches of our planet, where it takes many months to receive part orders.
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i would really like to know the results of your fix.....i had a head gasket issue, after i replaced the gasket it fired right up and fired up several times after that when i was showing a few different friends...the next day i took it out, unloaded it by hand...when i tried to start it, it backfired out the does that every four or five pulls...and never starts....can anyone help me out?
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A fuel problem can result in backfiring. Also a backfire whle running can be caused by carbon in the exhaust. Mine's only done it a couple times when I first got it.

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It doesn't backfire while just doesn't start and backfires every 3 or 4 pulls
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by lucky_boy_56 View Post
It doesn't backfire while just doesn't start and backfires every 3 or 4 pulls
I had a problem with backfiring on my scrambler, and the culprit was a sticking throttle cable. Caused the electronic mechanism in the thumb throttle to short, thus causing the backfire. (this is a built in safety mechanism)

Check throttle level freeplay per the manual.

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