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  2. Thanks again for the replies! I have been running the quad with the gas cap loose, still on there so nothing gets in but I have it loosened so pressure can release, and so far it seems to be working much better. This morning it took 3 pulls to get it started, and that was after sitting for at least 4 days without running at all. Before I would have expected that I would have been sitting there pulling for about 10 minutes. I also haven't added any gas to it since I loosened the cap, and the tank isn't empty yet so I don't know for sure, but I think it would have died on me by now if I had the
  3. Thank you so much for the replies! I will start giving these things a try. That link looks to be a great resource too. The first thing I noticed when I went in there is that the fuel cap in the diagram is very different than mine. It shows a fuel cap with the metal bars going down, and it also shows a vent line coming out the top. Mine does not have either of these things. My fuel cap is a simple black plastic cap that screws on tight, has nothing coming out of the bottom and does not have a vent line opening on the top at all. Could that be causing some of the trouble? Maybe I'm getting some
  4. One other piece of information, this is probably just a strange coincidence and some other problem that is unrelated, but if I don't keep the gas tank full on this it doesn't run. Took me a while to figure out the first time. I can fill it, and ride for maybe a handful of miles, and then it will start acting like it's losing power and sputtering, it'll idle but die when I press the throttle. Look in the tank and you can see that there is still plenty of gas in there. But if I top it off again, it can never fit more than a half gallon I bet, then it starts up and runs fine again until a few mil
  5. First a potentially important note - my electric start has not worked since I got the quad. I have not yet tried to track down what is wrong, because I bought this when it was warm outside and it always started up on the first or second pull. I never even have to choke or prime it, it just starts. Now that it's getting colder outside, I'm having a much harder time getting it to start. If I pull until I'm sweating, I can usually get it going. If I have one of my kids hold the throttle down a little it seems to help, but I can't do that and pull at the same time. I have tried combinations of ch

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