here are some pics and motor mount problems

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by texas, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. texas

    texas New Member

    I recently bought a mountain bike with an engine on it it cost me £190 of ebay.Not sure what engine it is all i know is its chinese.Anyway at first i though it was great for the first half hour anyway.I seem to just get problem after problem. first the exhaust fell of then i had trouble with the spark plug Then today i set of on my journey only for the chain to come of, i managed to sought this out after about an hour set of again then got a puncture fixed this then later thought i would go for a spin.this was the worst one yet. the whole engine just jolted and spun round and snaped the spark plug and the wires.the questions i have is im certain there should be more then 1 bracket holding the engine to the bike and how do you stop everything from coming loose i have swaped a few nuts for nylock nuts that seemed to have worked but any solutions would be great.oh and i aint that good when it comes to mechanics.thanks
     
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  2. texas

    texas New Member

    this is mine does anyone fancy takin it of my hands ive had enough to last me a life time lol
     

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  3. texas

    texas New Member

    here are some pics

    here are some pics of my bike i have taken one of where i think the bracket should be as i said in another post i have only got one bracket fixing the whole engine which has caused me trouble
     

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  4. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    You just brought that off of ebay didnt you! was watching it, I've got the exact same bike just with a black fuel tank, interesting how its been mounted, good idea though because you can hide it with your legs from the cops.

    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=8947
    theres my ride
     
  5. texas

    texas New Member

    yeah did but wish i hadnt

    yes i did.it looks good but to be honest ive had so many problems in the few days ive had it.I aint that clever when it comes to stuff like that and only wanted it to mess about on really.how many brackets hold your engine on?mine only has 1 im sure there should be more infact there should be cos it spun round and caused loads a damage today.Do you go far on yours then
     
  6. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    they make a mount. you just have to drill 1 hole in the frame, if its 2 wide.
     
  7. texas

    texas New Member

    oh right thanks do you know where i could get one from
     
  8. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    yeah there should be two?! your engine is called a happy time engine, there arent many spares places in England try transformercycles they are the biggest in the UK or you will have to import from china or america. The furthest I have been is about 20 miles, but not without loads of tools in my bag. I must warn you these engines are notoriously unreliable, just treat it with care and you shouldnt get too much problems, try searching the forum for info on your problems, because whatever it is there is bound to be 20 answers already for it, or if not just ask! good luck, whereabouts in the UK are you?
     
  9. I'm crying here. Really.
    Tex,give her another shot,please. Look up front mounts. Once you get that {glue????:shock::fear::distraught:} off and get a real mount up front everything will just fall in place. Your vibrations will lessen SIGNIFICANTLY (and you didn't even say it vibrates but it does a whole lot,huh) and you will end up with an overall good running machine you can be proud to own.
    Read,read,read. What fuel ratio you running?
     
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  10. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    You need to take this discussion to the frame mounted forum. You'll get a lot more help there then you will here. I don't think anybody will answer you here.
     
  11. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    check dax's site. thats the only place i know of...
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  12. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    e-bay has them I am sure.
     
  13. texas

    texas New Member

    thanks everybody.I live in leeds, and the feul ratio is 16-1. is that ok?
     
  14. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    well that is a bit rich, I was running on 20:1 whilst the engine was new and am now on 27:1
     
  15. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Tell us more about what actually happened.

    BSA
     
  16. texas

    texas New Member

    Well after my engine spun round and snaped all the cables and knackered the sparkplug i thought that was it.Crimped the cables together today swaped the sparkplug tightened the nuts (that come loose all the time)and hey i was of again. i still need to find a solution to my engine mount sorry guys i am useless but thanks for all your help.
     
  17. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    das what were here for!

    if you cant get the wide mount, at the very least, get a huge hose clamp, can clamp arount the engne, and the front tube.
     
  18. texas

    texas New Member

    can you see my problem

    i have enclosed a pic the mount bracket thingy is to small for the frame.i cannot fit the bolts into the mount because the frame is too big which stops me screwing the bolts in
     
  19. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    yes. thats why, dax sells a "wider frame mount" but, i was saying, if ya dont got the money, at the VERY least, get a big hose clamp, ant wrap around the back of the fins under the carb, but above the clutch cable. and around the front tube, and tighten with a scoket wrench, or whatever you have, and make as tight as humanly possible, and that should work. i dunno the long term effects though. somone else did it, ill have to find the pic.
     
  20. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    i just did a quick search, and this might be better, than a hose clamp. your choice.

     
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