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I have a new Honda GX200 motor i'm installing on a

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cyclekart. It didn't come with...
I have a new Honda GX200 motor i'm installing on a cyclekart. It didn't come with a electric start so I bought a starter kit and installed it. I neglected to take a picture of all the accellerator/governer springs.Now when I start the engine it runs for a while then stops. I try to give it gas with the throttle and nothing happens. I think the first thing I should try is the way I installed the springs.
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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If the engine runs for a while, then dies, the springs are ok. Look for a reason the fuel would be restricted, or plugged before the carburetor, or the fuel tank. You are loosing the fuel!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I did that. I removed the fuel line on the side away from the fuel tank and fuel was flowing.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Check tank for something loose in it.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Plugging the outlet.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
fuel was coming from the fuel line at the carburetor.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Yes, but was it when the engine quits!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
after the engine quit i removed the clamp and the fuel was flowing freely.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Fuel isn't getting to the engine in quantity to keep it running. That tells me, either fuel supply or the carburetor is problem.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i tried removing the air cleaner and adding fuel with little to no difference.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

How long does engine run? How long before it will restart? Is fuel tank venting?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
its different overtime. Yesterday it ran for maybe a minute but not very strong. It restarts right away. What do you mean by venting?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Fuel tank has to be vented, or the fuel will not keep draining due to vacuum.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
everytime
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
what does that mean? How do i ensure that is happening?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Try it with the fuel cap loose or off.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I started the engine and then took the cap off and it ran for almost a minute then stopped. When I tried to restart it with the cap off it would turn over but not start. Then i put the cap back on it started but then stop again. I toggled the throttle lever but it has absolutely no effect. Its as if I'm not touching it.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Is fuel tank and hose ,old , from before engine swap? You may have debris in the in passage of the carburetor, the passage where the needle valve is. Just a small piece of trash from old hose or tank can plug it and restrict the fuel to engine.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
its a brand new engine bought from Northern Tools
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

So fuel tank is part of the engine package. Not a separate tank. Has to be a carburetor problem

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
its all new right out of the box. is there a way to blow out the carburetor, maybe with my compressor?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

I am assuming that it is not losing spark. So all it can be is the carb. Remove the float bowl, and the needle valve, remove the fuel line and blow from the needle valve seat area, outward. Air compressor will be ok.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i took off the bowl and the carburetor blew them all out and reinstalled and its still the same
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
once it starts i don't understand why when i toggle the throttle lever it doesn't change the rpm or anything.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
hello
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

See page 23 for springs.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Check these out.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
hello
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Yes? I am here.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i still didn't get a resolution to my honda gx200 issue last night
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Did you look at the link and determine if you have the springs in the right place?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i'm just getting those now. I'll look at them now.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

OK.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I still can't find a picture that shows which of the holes the springs attach to.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Let me opt out! Maybe someone has a service manual that shows the linkage. I don't have it. Sorry.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
thanks for trying
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, there are two springs, an anti surge spring on the solid link to the carb and the gov spring from gov lever to the throttle lever. Do you need location hook upp for both?

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