Honda 2 stroke generator.

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  1. jumar

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    I suppose it could be a case of Bad Timing, but here goes, I have a Honda 2 stroke generator that starts but when running it is uneven (Hunting)
    We will be in Nottinghamshire soon visiting relatives, can I get it sorted there.
    Please no suggestions that include the wording, skips, rubbish, bins, etc.
    This is a serious question.
     
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  2. golly

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    Sounds like fuel starvation.

    Check and clean any filters.
    failing that it may be a partial blockage in the fuel line/carburetor needle valve.
    also, try a new plug if the existing is quite old.
     
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    It will have some sort of governor to hold constant revs. If you can find any linkages give them an oiling and clear out dead leaves etc.
     
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    First question. Are you using fuel that has been left in the tank/can over the winter?
    A 2stroke mix does not keep well and will cause poor starting and rough running as the best part of the petrol will have evaporated.
     
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    A tip I was given on my genny was to use an airline to blow out the air ways/needle valves.
    Only took a minute and worked a treat(y)

    Must be fuel starvation (y)

    As above post.
     
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  7. jumar

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    Thanks to all the above replies, will give suggestions a try, and if successful I will promise not to turn up at any Funster meet with it.
     
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    But can you promise to let us know the outcome ?

    Things like this are always worth knowing for future help.
     
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  9. jumar

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    Pfft not parking near me Martin!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl::imoutahere:
     
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  11. Brian and Jo

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    I didn't know Honda made 2 stroke generators?
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Ditto....Honda are the kings of small 4 strokes, from lawn mowers to outboard motors. Interested to see the spec of a 2stroke gene. ( mine which is hardly ever used is a Honda 4stroke starts first time every time..)
     
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    O yes.
    Irish Itinerants have them for sale all the time !
     
  14. jumar

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    IMG_20150420_083622637.jpg A Honda 2 Stroke photo.
     
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    They did a EX350 as well, if its not beed used for a wile the pilot & main jet can get a build up of crud from stale fuel & 2t oil.
     
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    Well there you go,i stand corrected(y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    @jumar There is a place in Lorca does excellent work & not dear.
    If you know where the Thurday market is in the Huerta La Rueda ( foreigners ofice is in there as well now ) Stand with back to main entrance facing roundabout; straight across down turning with olive place on corner; 200m to bottom; turn right & 50 m on right is " Ibarra",the agricultural suppliers machinery shop. Suppl/fix anything there.
     
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    Thanks Gus for this info. I'll drop it down there in a couple of weeks when back in Totana from UK.
     
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    Make sure the fuel is fresh, correct oil mix, clean plug, start and run with a 3/4 load for a while to get nice and hot and burn out crud. Dont let it tick over for long periods.
    Steve
     
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