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RhoryB
11-12-2012, 07:46 AM
A mate of mine gave me his 2 CAGs to see if I can get them running. The first one needed nothing more than some new fuel and a plug clean but this 2nd one is proving to be a nightmare.

It's in really good condition but I remember seeing pictures of his kid washing it and spraying it with a hose.could this have wrecked the coil,air filter,clutch etc

Bullit
11-12-2012, 09:13 AM
You might have rusty contacts on the flywheel/coil if your not getting a spark.
When I bought a CAG it had been sat in the garden for a while and water had got in the tank and I had to drain the bowl on the carb until fresh fuel ran through.

RhoryB
11-12-2012, 09:20 AM
Water in the bowl, never thought of that !!!!

Ill pop the pull cord off tonight and check for rust on the contacts and ill empty the tank and carb. I bought a new plug for it and set it at 0.5mm is this correct as I've seen everything from 0.4-0.7mm. And it's a denso plug.

RhoryB
11-12-2012, 10:07 AM
Well I unscrewed the drain screw and what looks like pure oil is dripping out, I guess I'll be cleaning a carb today!

Bullit
11-12-2012, 12:06 PM
Lol it won't run on that.

RhoryB
11-12-2012, 09:56 PM
Well a bit of carb cleaner, some new 50-1 and 5 tugs later we have a running moto.

But back to my original question, how do the CAGs work when it comes to water, do the coils **** themselves, if the air filter gets wet is it ruined ?

jibberwobble
12-12-2012, 12:40 AM
Both should be fine once dry and clean :)

RhoryB
12-12-2012, 07:38 AM
Cheers fellas.