How can I get my 93 Honda Helix scooter to run above idle?

by Greg
(Harriman, TN, USA)

I just turned 26K miles on my Honda Helix scooter a few weeks ago. 8K trouble free miles since I bought it. I filled up the tank this morning, and jumped on the interstate. About 5 miles later (cruising at 65mph), lost all power - As if I had hit the kill switch.

I coasted safely to a shady spot on the shoulder & noticed that it was still running, at an idle. I tried to accelerate & it immediately died. I restarted it several times, & it will not run above an idle.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Aug 26, 2011
Bad Gas
by: Jim Zeiser

You picked up a bad tank of gas and now your main jet is clogged. Strangely your idle circuit isn't plugged up and that's why it idles. You have two choices. Add Seafoam to your gas tank and hope it unclogs the jet or take off the carburetor and clean your main jet.

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