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Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 15:33:46
Subject: Re: Tomos Troubles
From: Peter Staal
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hi don,

why did he replace the reed valve....and isn't that happening again ?

If your plug still sparks with lights on, passed top-test..

If you still see smoke coming outoff the exhaust, and it gives pressure /
force to your hand when in the exhaustgas flow- 1 or 2" away from the pipe
end, exhaust passed test.

cilinder ./ piston fit alright? piston rings could be worn out..or worser
the crankcasebearings.or.seals. or on the bright side, a leaking head-gasket
(does the cilinder sweat
oily smudge? )

0.35 - 0.45 mm point gap, but if it runs it stays the same, so no
reasing for dieing out. On the otherhand the coil could overhead
if bad.. is the magneto still in a fixed position?, if loose it
gives a irrational motor behaviour :).

does it die out of fuel shortage , or no / bad spark?
you can smell the difference , at least at the exhaust.
it comes to me as fuel shortage, when running full trottle it drives a to
lean mix and overheats. but starts right out when cooler... gives (cold)
bad starting behaviour, weak performance it all fits..
and there is the reed valve in the picture again, you checked gas supply
upto there..

peter

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Verzonden: maandag 29 mei 2000 21:04
Onderwerp: Tomos Troubles

> Hello All,
> I inhierted a '93 Tomos A35 from a friend (mechanic) who could never get
it
> running correctly. (Sounds bad already, doesn't it? ) I've fooled with
it
> now for a few months off and on and am pretty fed up. I've cleaned and
> adjusted the points, checked the plug and spark (OK), rebuilt the carb,
> checked the piston, etc. The previous owner replaced the reed valve.
Darn
> thing has very little power and dies after running it as fast as it will
go
> for a few minutes...but then starts immediately. I checked the fuel feed
and
> it looks good. 1) anyone have the correct point setting? 2) any
electrical
> test that might reveal a fault, 3) any Tomos prayers that work?
> Thanks for all help,
> Don Lewis
> Santa Barbara, CA
> '80 Moto Marina
> '93 Tomos A35
> '96 Honda CBR600F3
list.
>
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