I have just changed the throttle cable on my Baotian 4 stroke retro and the bike simply will not start.
It was running fine before chnaging the cable. I have charged the battery overnight as I had a problem with it not starting a while back and a new/charged battery solved the problem.
I checked the spark plug and it was kinda gunky with black residue and slightly moist so I cleaned that up and still no joy. I have just bought a new plug but wont get to my bike till after work so not sure if its that.
I have a theory that one of you may be able to help with - As I changed the throttle cable, I needed to hold open the mechanism to fit the new cable and several timkes I had to twist the cable, holding open the throttle - Would this not 'flood' the carb with too much fuel and cause the engine not to start (I am a bit of a novice machanically wise, no excuse me if this sounds like a daft theory)
not once its entered the engine, take the spark plug out and let the combustion chamber breathe, check the spark plug again see if its wet with petrol then once uve dried it and let the fuel vapours disappear lol check for a spark, if ure getting a spark then it will fire up eventually jsut keep trying
Sound like a plan. Think I will take the plug out, throw it away (humanely of course!) let it breathe in the 34 degrees we have in sunny ole Cardiff and just put the brand spankin new NGK in I have in my pocket!