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'''Decompression''' on a [[moped]] is achieved when you pull the '''decompression lever'''. What this does is open a valve somewhere in your engine's [[Combustion chamber]] to allow for easier starting of the [[engine]].
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'''Decompression''' on a [[moped]] is achieved when you pull the '''decompression lever''', opening a valve in your engine's [[Combustion chamber]] to allow a loss of compression so the piston can move much more freely in the cylinder for easier starting of the [[engine]]. Once the piston begins moving, the decompression lever is released and compression returns to the combustion chamber, allowing the motor to start. If the decompression valve is opened while the motor is running, compression will be lost and the motor will die.
  
 
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Revision as of 02:09, 12 February 2009

Decompression on a moped is achieved when you pull the decompression lever, opening a valve in your engine's Combustion chamber to allow a loss of compression so the piston can move much more freely in the cylinder for easier starting of the engine. Once the piston begins moving, the decompression lever is released and compression returns to the combustion chamber, allowing the motor to start. If the decompression valve is opened while the motor is running, compression will be lost and the motor will die.

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