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Troubleshooting Malaguti Firefox F15

Discussion in 'Engine modifications and repairs' started by Adam, 27 July 2014.

  1. Adam

    Adam New Member

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    Hi All,

    I recently picked up a Malaguti Firefox F15. It's ~2004 but am uncertain. It was neglected and wasn't run for four years. I drained the gas, cleaned the carb and was able to start her right up. She starts, idles and revs just fine, but she takes about 30 minutes to warm up before I can drive her. Even then, she feels a bit low on power (will do about 25 on a straight, and struggles up hill).

    I thought it might be a choke issue? I read that these bikes have an autochoke? However the service manual didn't mention a choke.

    Thoughts? Thanks!
     
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    Tom.#86 TKTuning? PM!

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    I would suggestie cleaning (and replacing if nessesary) the entire transmisson. Variatie, poulies, clutch etc. Thans try again.

    The warming of 30min is weird, this should be a couplet of minutes.
     
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    interesting... she does seem to warm up better while being ridden than while idling. That could point to the transmission.

    No votes for the choke? I checked the manual and can't even find reference to an autochoke. Did I miss something?
    http://i.imgur.com/2ykNmOu.png
    http://i.imgur.com/vVVK2Uj.png
     
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    Can you make a picture of your carburator. I'm certain it should be there, unless someone has replaced the carburator.
     
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    6a3wyjP.jpg The black part on top of the carburateur is the electrical (automatic) choke , there must be a connection cable going to it , (mostly a white connection plug With a few wires) ..
     
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    That's awesome! Thanks for the help. It appears that the manual calls that the "starter" (#23 from the images I posted, above). Ha
     
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