Predator 212cc on drift trike


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Old 03-27-19, 07:13 PM
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Predator 212cc on drift trike

So I recently purchased a drift trike with a Predator 212cc motor on it. I used it for several days perfectly fine, when I purchased it I did notice the oil was dirty so I did a oil change on it. Today I decided to use AMSOIL Power Foam through the throttle. I warmed the motor up, sprayed the foam while giving it some throttle to keep the motor going. I did end up over spraying and not holding the throttle and the motor stalled. Thinking nothing of it because Iíve done the same on my car, I let it sit about 10mins after. I went to start the motor up to burn off the left overs and now it refuses to start. I did choke the motor, I gave it throttle while attempting to start it. Nothing works. I did notice that some gas was spitting out of the throttle body. I checked spark, I do have spark. I figured these motors have a oil sensor so I checked oil and it was good. What else can I do at this point or what should I do to get this thing going again? I feel I probably flooded it by spraying too much and letting it stall out. I am completely new to small engines.
**update** I attempted to start again after letting it sit a few hours with the throttle open. I just pulled the spark plug, it had little fluid on it. Looked through the plug hole, piston appears dry, gave it couple pulls to see if fluid will shoot out. Nothing came out. Reinstalled plug and waiting for any advice.
 

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Old 03-27-19, 10:14 PM
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Change the plug first. Those Chinese plugs do funny things when they get gassed.
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While you have the plug out cleaning or replacing it pull the starter cord briskly several times to blow anything out of the cylinder.
 
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Old 03-28-19, 09:52 AM
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Pilot Dane, thank you I did that this morning after letting it sit over night. Reinstalled the plug, gave it couple pulls and it started up. Hesitated a bit but itís going now. Appreciate the help.
 
 

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