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Old 09-17-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default cagiva mito problems

why does my mito cut out when its starting up even with the choke in? if i start it and rev it i can ride it but once i stop revving it it cuts out. it seems to tick over ok with the fuel off but once i turn the fuel on it drops and cuts out? as i have just passed my cbt i dont know much about bikes. pls help
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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Sounds almost like two problems, both caused by debris in the carb/fuel lines: plugged pilot jet (that's the idle problem), an stuck/blocked float valve (that's the flooding problem).

It will require removal and disassembly of the carb to clean it. Possibly removal and cleaning of the tank, as well.

Both are things you can do by yourself with a bit of knowledge, they aren't over-complicated. All you need is the shop manual for your bike, and a rudimentary tool kit. BUT, as you seem not to possess moto-mechanic skills at the moment; I would seek a trusted wrench local to yourself that can "look over your shoulder" while you perform these services.

A few times doing-so, and you will be well on your way to becoming an accomplished patio-mechanic.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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Ahh, the little Ducati 916 copy. Cool bike. Since it's a two stroke you might want to check the crank seals too, but the above suggestions posed by The Airhawk are spot on. Get a good fuel filter that is made for a motorcycle, after you clean out the carb.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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Ahh, the little Ducati 916 copy. .

Don't start the copy shyt now!
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:01 PM   #5
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Don't start the copy shyt now!

The design was penned by that Tramboonie feller, and it looks like the same dang mosickle, except at about 1/4 scale...

http://www.bikez.com/pictures/cagiva...-%20Cagiva.jpg
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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The design was penned by that Tramboonie feller, and it looks like the same dang mosickle, except at about 1/4 scale...

That guy was French, wasn't he? It had to be a French copy!
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
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Since it's a two stroke you might want to check the crank seals too. Get a good fuel filter that is made for a motorcycle, after you clean out the carb.
D'OH! Yeah, two-smokes!

I forget about all the OTHER things that can go wrong with 'em! Not that it's bad, or that often - I just don't think in two-cycle........
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Default planning for a second hand cagiva mito...tips please..

hi guys...im planning to buy a second hand cagiva mito....but im not sure what are the list i should check on the bike before i buy it...anyone out there willing to give me some tips regarding this. ...tq...
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