First Build Attempt...

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by MyrmidonJuan, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. MyrmidonJuan

    MyrmidonJuan New Member

    can anyone give any suggestions to someone that attempting their first install of an 80cc on a cruiser?

    I've taken note of properly breaking in the engine and using loc-tite seems to be the most notable suggestions. Can anyone else recommend anything else?
     

  2. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    Most times I'd say search it. Read the posts.
    Glad your up and running. Check head bolts check the torque. Check all bike and motor bolts,nuts,and screws. Did you wire the spokes for strength ? Make sure every is well greased well. Oil or graphite cables Check for leaks,both gas and oil. Carb tight,air cleaner in good shape. Inspect frame for cracks. Air pressure in tires correct.
    The list will go on. There are some really good posts on it. this will get you started.
    Most important check the henway. good luck
     
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    biken:
    You got me there........henway?
    Hard to believe your talking about a particular path female chickens travel. :grin5:
     
  4. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    ohh & while i'm here i'de better say something constructive....make sure your brakes are in excellent working order.
    If necessary upgrade them cos at the regular speeds your about to do things happen pretty quick.
    Even after you've finished your build keep reading & searching on MBc;it's a sorry day that i don't log-in & learn something.
     
  5. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    henway? why a henway 2 to 3 lbs.

    Just saw where your located. will make no sence as our weight tables differ.
    Sorry about that. It is a real side splitter.
    Eve though I feel brakes are highly over rated,when needed one wants real stopping power.
    Like you as I read and search I learn a lot. There is a lot of outstanding material here
     
  6. 350zdrftr

    350zdrftr Member

    Hello good luck on your build I have been slowly building mine over the past 3 days only thing holding me back is my chain us not long enough , be sure to take it slow I feel like I rushed the first day and had to do a few things over . But hopefully I will be running tomorrow , I still need to locktite a few bolts
     
  7. MyrmidonJuan

    MyrmidonJuan New Member

    My engine isn't starting (80cc HT)...I pedal for a bit and release the clutch and nothing happens. Can anyone give me any plausible solutions?
     
  8. 350zdrftr

    350zdrftr Member

    Wish I could help man I hope I don't run into that problem I am still searching for a chain
     
  9. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    Is engine turning over but not starting ? Check for spark. Make spark plug gap smaller.check boot make sure its on. Getting Gas ? Make sure gas is getting to carb. Wired correct ? Blue to blue, black to black ? Kill switch black to motor( ground ), not to any wire. Other wire (colors vary) to blue. If your pedaling and engine is not turning over adjust clutch.
    Need details. Did you prime and choke it?
    Hang in there,the wind will be in you face before you know it.
    Good luck.
     
  10. MyrmidonJuan

    MyrmidonJuan New Member

    There were all kinds of noob things I did wrong, but problem solved. For the MB virgins that view this thread: DO line up the coupling with the bearing in the carb, DO adjust the clutch cable correctly, and DON'T install the carb so that the bowl leaks gas. Man, what a lame beginner move...that's how we learn though.
     
  11. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    So your up and running ?
    Most of us have had some problems but we learn.
    Trying to take off from the local stop and rob with locked chain through rear wheel always gets a laugh.
     
  12. damdav1

    damdav1 New Member

    dont ride in rain unless u have thought ahead and weather proofed all wireing this always caused me to go thru a 2 weeks of repair after being done????
     
  13. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    I would go through the bike itself and clean all of the grease off of all the bearings (especially the wheel bearings) and repack them with good quality wheel bearing grease. if this is a new bike, the grease that is used 90% of the time is garbage. if it is a used bike, it won't hurt to re-pack all the bearings with good grease.
    it's amazing how much rolling resistance can be eliminated just by using good quality grease and adjusting the wheel bearings correctly.
     
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