- Aug 16, 2007
My bike is very hard to kick start all the sudden and when it DOES start, it stalls immediately unless you rev it hard over and over again. Obviously something I don't want to do. I just got a new spark plug for it which helped a previous problem of power loss and throttle break-up, and then it just gradually crapped out on me. I don't think I put the right kind of plug in it, but I'm determined to get the right kind and put it in and see if it helps. I really don't think that's the only problem though. Sometimes, when I kick it, it kind of gasps and sounds like it's hacking something up. It's a very dry, airy sound, it's pretty loud too. I was told by a friend who races and is a certified technician that it would need gaskets and a new piston and lots of expensive things. Can someone tell me what I need for certain?