Bought it about a month ago and when I test drove it, it ran good. Loaded it up and took it home. Owner said it had been sitting for a long time, but was "just serviced". It only has 500 miles on it total. Drove it around and found out the charging system wasnt working...so had to charge the battery once every week and a half or so. One day my daughter was driving it and it died. I couldnt get it to start again and I noticed there was no fuel in the filter...I first checked pulse/vacuum line to make sure it was sucking and it was. So I replaced the fuel pump with one I found local...which is for a large riding lawn mower...and it worked. Engine started and ran, but struggled at low speed immediately following running it at higher speed. It would bog when decelerating. I have also noticed now that it will backfire some on decell and die.
In the meantime, I went ahead and installed new stator and trigger coil assembly to get the charging system working again (that was an issue because it would not start at all after that...but eventually found that the trigger coil was wired backwards in the plug from the factory). I have also set valves, but I set them to .005 (intake) and .007 (exhaust)...per the manual. But what is weird is the manual states its mainly for the 700 series, but "can" be used on other models. On the front it says 500/600/700. I have noticed that the most common setting seems to be .005.
Anyways it still has the issue to me that seems like its running lean. Not full power now, struggles immediately running it faster, and will die and pop some on deceleration.
My main problem now is that it wont get to higher rpms as fast as it did when I first bought it. It struggles on deceleration after running near top speed.
Things I have done:
changed fuel pump
replaced stator / pickup coil
thoroughly cleaned carb (twice)
set valves to .005 and .007 (is .007 too loose for exhaust?)
anyways it seems to have a lean problem, and wondering if you have any suggestions on what to check.
By Jay Joseph
I have a 2019 CF Moto uforce 1000 my yellow engine light is on and I bought a diagnostics tool online I plugged it into my machine and it came back with error code O2 sensors so I replaced them both plug the diagnostic tool back in the yellow light was off. I let it sit for two days and now the yellow lights back on and when I plug the diagnostic tool back in it says O2 sensor low-voltage bank two sensor one. Does anyone know what this means? Replace both sensors with new ones. I thought I’d save some money and not bring it to a dealer, but looks like I might have to. I took my machine up to camp and it ran like crap almost like it was getting too much gas. Half throttle it was all right but climbing hills, and going over certain terrain it would just die out
By Tim Barbero
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