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  1. #1
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    Default This motor has trouble startin

    This motor has trouble starting because it does not seem to have a throttle idle lever. The choke works off of the remote but I do not see any simple 'lever' to rev the throttle to start.

    I have to pull the cover and give a shot of starting fluid to start it and then it just barely stays running. Quits many times.

    Is there an idler on the remote shifter?

  2. #2
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    Default "I suggest you quit using star

    "I suggest you quit using starting fluid,no oil in it,no cyl very soon. Is there a button in the center of the shift lever? If there is,when in neutral push in the button,this disengages the gear lever and allows the throttle to open."

  3. #3
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    Default Thank you. Yes...the Ethyr is

    Thank you. Yes...the Ethyr is not a solution for sure.
    I have looked at the obvious..for the button..somewhere..anywhere. I am baffled. Probably need to let an expert have a look.
    Wondering if anyone has a similar motor with ..'the answer'

  4. #4
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    Default OK..I will get a photo. Thanks

    OK..I will get a photo. Thanks

  5. #5
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    Default Some throttle have a deal wher

    Some throttle have a deal where you hit a buttont to separate the throttle from the shifting. That way you can idle it up. Look for a button or ?? near the handle.

    Jeff

  6. #6
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    Default you should have a warm up leve

    you should have a warm up lever or start in neutral

    rebuild the carbs and fuel pump and change plugs
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