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Old 07-26-2008, 04:20 PM
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Can anybody tell me the most common cause of a severe backfire/poor running in these gas engines?
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:28 PM
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timing issues
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:42 PM
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Would you say the timing issues are most commonly in the ignitions or the engines?
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:30 PM
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Default RE: BME Backfire?

No, but so is backfire.
Backfire is cause by lean mixtures and (combined with) late ignition, so take your pick. My Douglass Dragonfly motorcycle had an ignition timing manette, and could be made to backfire at will, much to my liking, though the neighbors did not.
Kickback is caused by early ignition timing, or failure of the electronics inside the ignition to retard the spark properly.
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:50 PM
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Thanks. A few weeks ago my BME began to run very rough with a slight backfire. Assuming that I had a bad plug I landed and changed plugs. Long story short I ended up pulling off the carb to find that one of my reeds were broke. Thinking I found the problem, I ordered and installed new reeds. Today I tried to start it up and the backfiring was still there. I am figuring that whatever caused the backfire is what broke the reeds in the first place? Anyhow, I will start by sending in the ignition.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:55 PM
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Try checking the timing before you tear the ignition off.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:58 AM
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a faulty ignition can do that.
Like Tim said, check the timing first.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:44 AM
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I had a 3W backfire at high revs and it turned out to be the hall sensor.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:10 PM
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Check the hall sensor wires. Mine backfired when the wires started chaffing on the cylinder head.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:53 PM
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I had a bad hall sensor on a 50cc.It ran errratically,timing was all over the place,including kickback and backfiring,it would run ok for a minute then go nuts and surge.
could also be ignition,a short,bad plug and wire,switch,timing,battery,ground.
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