|This is only a 49cc 2 Stroke|
I'm still in somewhat of a state of shock with all the pumps and vacuum hoses in this little 49cc engine. While getting the carb dialed in can be a task it has a surprising amount of pep for such a little bike.
My Champ is just shy of 4000 miles as of the writing of this blog and gives no indication of slowing down, however one of the most common problems that can afflict the Champ is the bimetal valve (BMV) which sits on top of the cylinder head and acts as an automatic choke, it's a temperature actuated spring thermostat. These are not manufactured any more and when they go are problematic to deal with since you're Champs engine will run as if the choke is on. In later posts I'll go over a hack that should give you some options for running with BMV that's toast.
Otherwise here's a lamp shot of my Champ with my XR 250L in the background. Love the look of that chrome and glass on the Champ!