How to Make a Baja Minibike Go Fasterby Blaze Johnson
The Baja Warrior Mini Bike features a four-stroke 196 cc, 6.5 horsepower engine, telescopic front suspension, rear drum brake, front headlight and 19-inch tires. The Baja Warrior Mini Bike is capable of traveling up to 19 mph in the stock configuration. As you become more comfortable riding the minibike, you may wish to adjust the carburetor settings in order to increase the top speed. Adjusting the throttle stop on your minibike's carburetor is an easy task that takes just a few minutes to complete.
Adjusting the Carburetor
Remove the two nuts securing the black plastic carburetor cover, located to the left of the engine's recoil pull starter, using an appropriate size socket. The carburetor cover houses a "Choke" and "Fuel Shut-off" switch. Disconnect the breather hose located on the rear of the carburetor cover.
Slide off the carburetor cover and set it to the side. Examine the throttle cable assembly and locate the spring-loaded throttle stop screw, near the large metal throttle lever.
Turn the throttle stop screw counterclockwise until the bottom of the screw becomes nearly flush with the bracket hole. Do not remove the screw completely.
Replace the carburetor cover and reconnect the small breather hose to the engine.
Things You'll Need
- Ratchet and socket set
- Phillips-head screwdriver
In the spring of 2008, Blaze Johnson decided to share his expertise through writing. He studied business administration at a local community college and runs his own driveway mechanic service, specializing in computer-controlled vehicles and custom car audio installs. Johnson also serves as the de facto computer repair person for his family, friends and coworkers.