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suzuki fa50 has trouble running

ive gone thru everything on the moped and cant seem to get it running. it starts first kick but dies right away.and if you wait a few seconds and kick it over it will do the same thing. fires but wont stay running.

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Have you checked the float valve in the carburetor bowl?

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amazon carries a new carb replacement for 20$,this is a quick fix

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I found that my suzuki fa50 would bog down and hardly run at all when the air filter was not properly installed. If you do not have an air filter, try partly covering the carb with either your hand or a plastic cup lid with a small hole cut in it. Chances are it is not getting enough fuel compared to the amount of air that its getting. I had a similar problem with my FZ50. The only thing that fixed it was changing the needle on the slide to give it more fuel and buying a new air filter housing....

before you try to replace it try to clean it first... possible problem of your fa50 is the fuel needle/supply... try to adjust it.. thanks

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I recently acquired an FA50 with the identical problem. Would run for a few seconds and then quit. Once in a while after working with it for a long time, it would finally start and run great! Not a good situation at all. It had to be a fuel delivery or carburation issue.

I first verified there were no air leaks. I had to make a new carb bowl gasket and carb to manifold gasket. I also had to flatten the manifold side of the carb, which had been bent somehow. I used sheets of sandpaper on a granite stone to lap it flat. I took the carb apart at least 6 times and cleaned every orifice with carb cleaner and fine wire. It still would not run. Turns out the problem was not with the carburetor, but with the fuel "shutoff" valve located above the engine on the frame.

There is a diaphragm inside that is opened with vacuum from a line leading to the opposite side of the carburetor. This is a "safety" device so that if you forget to shut off the tap -and- the float needle fails somehow, fuel will not drip out onto your garage floor. Nice idea, but like most lawyer inspired mechanisms, it is not intended to make a better product, but rather to provide a shield from lawsuits. If the diaphragm degrades or gets a small pinhole in it, it will not open with the minimal vacuum present when you kickstart the bike, fuel will not flow, and the bike will not start.

The fix that I opted for was to simply disconnect and plug the vacuum line, and leave the fuel tap in the PR or prime position. I guess you may also be able to use the normal position as a manual shut off, but I won't bother unless I notice fuel leaking from the overflow under the carb which so far has not been a problem. I also bent the float arm slightly to lower the float level , which will help seat the float needle before the fuel has a chance to exit via the overflow tube.

Worked like a charm for me. Starts first kick warm or cold and runs like crazy. Of course any mod you do to a factory system is your choice. YMMV.

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