Welcome atriaventrica. Kirkland, wa here. My wife just bought a 50cc since she doesn't have a license. I've scooted around on it and it's not fast. Depending on where in Seattle, those hills will be a killer. I'd be afraid to try it 2up
Often improperly referred to as Japanese Phillips. Commonly found in Japanese equipment. JIS looks much like a Phillips screw (and even more similar to Frearson), but is designed not to cam out and will, therefore, be damaged by a Phillips screwdriver if it is too tight. Heads are usually identifiable by a single raised dot to one side of the cross slot. JIS B 1012:1985 screw standard is throughout the Asia market and Japanese imports. The driver has a 57 degree point with a flat tip, parallel wings.
Advantages and Disadvantages of JIS
Most people and companies outside of Japan have absolutely no idea what they are. With the similarity in appearance to the Frearson and the Phillips the screws are often damaged in removing and installing with the wrong tools. JIS tends not to camout like Philips. The JIS driver can be used on Phillips quite easily but not reciprically. Drivers are not easily available in North America, try your local RC Airplane hobby shop. Most RC Helicopters use JIS screws to mount the propeller. JIS-spec cross-head screws are generally marked with a single raised dot or an "X". JIS always fit Phillip fasteners, but because of slight design differences, Phillips drivers may not fit JIS fasteners. (unless the tip is ground down a bit).
Hmmm...Gonna need a picture of said idle screw I'm thinking as I don't remember a screw when I had the carb off. You're not talking about the screw that adj. where the throttle cable comes to rest are you.
*2 other things. Must have had a kink in the throttle cable or something cause as I was looking at it, I noticed it wasn't closed...about half open. Not really sure what it was as I loosened at the hand control and also at the carb, fiddled with it and tightened everything back up. Now it's closed/where it should be. EDIT *--when I turn the bars it moves the cable. Now I gotta take all this crap back off and find the problem. Lastly...I REALLY apologize for my intro thread turning into a help thread. Not sure who the mods/owners are but please take whatever action you deem appropriate.
So the idle is the way to keep it from moving? Interesting. Hopefully I can go get her running perfect to show the wife today. Already got points for not going out this morning now for some extra points
Last (2) question(s) for the night. Where is a good place to put this thing? I'm gonna just ziptie it out of the way for now. And also, as soon as it starts it want's to take off!!! How do you adjust it sits still at idle...LOL
Thanks for the video (i'll probably watch it a few times lol). I've cleaned a carb before, it's just setting the float height which i REALLY suck at. Guess I should go out there and see if I can't remove it to work on it. Haven't figured out what that bottom hose thing is yet. Kirkland, wa
Just signed up since the wife bought herself a MD50QT-5 that doesn't run. Sucks cause it's only got 35 miles on it. Previous owner must have tinkered with it too much I guess. Been reading-reading-reading, haven't gotten anywhere yet..LOL.
*must be fuel problem since it will start and idle, just give it gas and it will die. Haven't figured out how to remove the carb yet since it's got some sort of hose covered in spring attached on bottom and no way i'm assuming to remove the wires from carb end. sigh, give me a yz250 anyday to work on