Honda MT50

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I think you'll find that most twistgrips can be made to fit.

You might want to try the wanted section ....

Ok the bike has been stood for around 8 years. so today i have cleaned the spark plug and cleaned the carb. Havnet got a battery so we tried kickstartin the bike and there is a spark. Then we tried bump starting the bike by towing it behind a car, it seems as if it wants to fire but isnt actually starting. So maybe when i get the new parts fitted and a little bit of playing around with the bike it will start. Or is there likely to be more problems than just the fuel?

2T gets its lubrication from oil in the fuel. It hasnt been run, so there isnt any lubrication. Could be OK, could cause you more problems. Its only a tiny 50, pull the engine open, have a look, and learn how it works while you're going. You'll never own an easier bike to work on.

Ive bought a haynes manual cheap on ebay. So hopefully that will help me along. If i strip it all down would it be ok to lube everything up with wd50 or similar? or wud that nacker it even more?

Just sold my good old MT was a great wee bike.If its been sitting for that long get a new plug, clean the carb out, drain the petrol and fill with fresh petrol. If it still wont start try taking the plug out put a drop of petrol in the cylinder and put it back in and try start it. You might want to check the compression.For the engine to start it needs:enough compressiona good air/fuel mix from carba good sparkA simple way of testing compresion is to put your thumb over the spark plug hole and turn the engine over. No matter how hard you push your thumb down, the compression pressure should blow your thumb off. If you can hold the pressure with your thumb, there's not enough compression to start the engine. Unless you have a compression tester of course.

I bought a TS125 that has been standing for years, the 2 stroke oil in the tank had turned to jelly. You might want to have a look at that.

I removed the 2 stroke autolube on my MT and just mixed 2 stroke with the petrol at a ratio of 50:1 (100ml per 5 litres)

Cheers for that guys, will try and do a bit more with the old girl tommorrow. dont think im going to put it back on the road though, might take all the lights off and the number plate. Buy sum off road tyres, and sell it as a kids scrambler. Got a few parts on order for it so hopefully i will get it up and running soon

Ok guys all your help so far as bin brilliant. have you any ideas as to where i will be able to find a carb to fit the bike? i have searched ebay and have found nothing. I poured some petrol into the head and then i kicked it over a couple of times and it runs until the petrol is burnt off. but then it wont start again unless you poor petrol into the head again, any ideas as to what the problem is?

Yes, but you're wasting your time here. Take this off to humour or general.There's a good chap.Screwd.

Bazzer_59 wrote

Ok guys all your help so far as bin brilliant. have you any ideas as to where i will be able to find a carb to fit the bike? i have searched ebay and have found nothing. I poured some petrol into the head and then i kicked it over a couple of times and it runs until the petrol is burnt off. but then it wont start again unless you poor petrol into the head again, any ideas as to what the problem is?

Crank seals, almost certainly.Engine's a gift to split, apart from the vertical splitting of the cases.

Would it be possible to fit a MT125 carb to this bike? without to much trouble. if so what sort of things would i have to adjust?

Bazzer_59 wrote

Would it be possible to fit a MT125 carb to this bike? without to much trouble. if so what sort of things would i have to adjust?

Can you not just strip the original carb and give that a clean? If it's going to be used off road then it doesn't need to be spot-on with the fueling so a bodge-job would be ok.

we have cleaned the carb, but in the process my dad broke the little bit of plastic on the floats that stops the float chamber from overfilling. so now when u turn the fuel switch on, the fuel runs out of the drain pipe that comes off the carb, and the bike will not start. so i think i need a new float.

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