Hello, I bought a moped as Spares and Repairs in November 2012, Initially, the moped would just cut out after about 30 seconds of riding it.
I got it fully working, passed mot and i stopped riding it for a few months, the oil must be atleast a year old, haven't changed it and the seller said the bike was standing for a good part of 8 months, when I bought it the electric start worked, and it kicked in one attempt.
I haven't checked any internal parts of the moped, a mechanic looked at it but found nothing, but decided to charge me £70 for a new front wheel, spark plug and a few bits and bobs here.
Now, it doesn't start via electric start, and have to use the kickstart atleast 25 times, sometimes more to get the ped running, when driving, releasing the throttle will make the ped cut out and having to start it all over again via kickstart as electric doesn't work.
I have gone about 50mph on this on a straight, as it is a 70cc malossi conversion. I have got a Leo Vince TT exhaust which has turned blue in the recent days of me driving it..
Also when I kickstart the ped and when im driving, i hear the exhaust backfire and a blast of air comes out, I've refused to drive it because of that reason. I have spent a good £600 on this bike, excluding the £260 I paid for it. It is fully MOT'd and Taxed.
Please could someone advise on to which they think is wrong?
Any help will be appreciated!