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vRSG60
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Sat May 31, 2014 2:23 pm

GP 200 recent AF Rayspeed refurb. Stopped out on the road and won't start. Well it will of I clean plug it back on. Kicks over 1st time runs for 3 or 4 seconds then stops again. Won't start until plug out dried off same scenario. What is the problem???
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cev
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Sat May 31, 2014 3:19 pm

Float stuck? Try taking the bowl off and make sure its free and shutting off the fuel? Might be worth a try.

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Sat May 31, 2014 3:29 pm

New plug or hotter plug.

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Sat May 31, 2014 4:03 pm

Is there fuel in the carb? (blocked tap, long reserve, etc)

Have you tried taking the 2nd green (from the loom) off of the CDI, so bypassing any issues that you might have with the ignition switch, etc.

Different plug?

.... good luck.

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Sat May 31, 2014 4:13 pm

Make sure the plug is gapped correctly :D small point but really important .

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vRSG60
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Sat May 31, 2014 4:20 pm

Thanks all AA here now spent 30
Minutes on it now won't start at all. Recovery time. Done 15 mile on it today so??????
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Sat May 31, 2014 4:27 pm

vRSG60 wrote:Thanks all AA here now spent 30
Minutes on it now won't start at all. Recovery time. Done 15 mile on it today so??????
Well the good news is you've got a genuine Lambretta (breakdown after 15 miles ticks all the boxes) ;)

I'd be edging towards the stator but your options are endless.........keep us posted

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Sat May 31, 2014 4:39 pm

There is a spark initially may be CDI breaking down.
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Sat May 31, 2014 7:10 pm

^... yep, Indian LT coil breaking down would be my first point of call for any electrical issue. It could just as likely be pickup, poor stator build + vibration issue, CDI failure, ignition switch failuer, etc.... although LT coil is normally a good bet.

vRSG60 let us know how you get on and good luck getting this resolved asap.

Adam

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Sat May 31, 2014 7:25 pm

And the correct answer is


CDI unit. Swapped the one off my Li and it stated 1st kick like a good in. Earth wire looked in a bit if a state.

Only £10 aren't they I'll get one ordered tomorrow.
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