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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Levi98, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    Hello my name is Levi98, I'm from Tucson, Arizona. I have a Skyhawk 2-cycle 66cc engine. I am wondering if anyone can give me some advice for the care and maintenance of the engine. Thank you
     

  2. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    use regular 2 stroke engine oil at 20:1 or a semi-synthetic oil at 30:1

    loctite all the nuts and bolts
     
  3. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    Thank you.
     
  4. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    Would I be able to pedal long distance still?
     
  5. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Yes.

    But the weight of the engine and kit plus the friction of the engine drive line will discourage you. I doubt if anyone rides their MB the way they ride their pedal bicycle.
     
  6. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

  7. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    I live on a 6 mile dirt road, and was wondering if my Skyhawk 2-cycle would be able to take it.
     
  8. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    I just had my first ride on the bike, runs great and sounds awesome. I tried the kill switch or in my case the button, and it was a bust. Any one now why?
     
  9. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    Did u crimp the wires? Might be a loose connection...Otherwise, it is not a big deal. A working kill switch will probably screw up later and give u trouble :devilish:
     
  10. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    Thanks. I'll check if the wires of crimp up.
     
  11. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    Wait, sorry let me clarify. I mentioning that you need to crimp the connections. If you put the connections together without crimping them the contact might slip in the operation of the bike. You can just use pliers to crimp the wires. Here is a video of crimping using a crimping tool (can use a plier).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WN-lBkjkAc
     
  12. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    Oh that makes more sense, I thought you meant like bending them or something. Duh on me :)
     
  13. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    OK I have a big problem, when I start the bike it runs full speed when I'm not touching the throttle and when I do turn the throttle it does nothing. When I pull the clutch in it turns off. what should I do?
     
  14. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    Never mind I found.
     
  15. aquielisunari

    aquielisunari Member

    Hi Levi. Welcome. Yes, I think it could take it just fine as long as the nuts and bolts are fastened securely(I second the Loctite suggestion). You can peruse eBay and find aftermarket nuts and bolts sets which are stronger than the cheap ones that come with the kit. Don't OVER-TIGHTEN any of the nuts or bolts. A couple strips of two-sided tape under the gas tank is a good idea. I go overboard so I used JB Weld's Steelstick instead. That way the bolts don't need to be over-tightened which can lead to a leaky tank. It does depend on your bike too. A bike with shocks would be a good idea. I live on a dirt road too and chose a FAT bike which helps a lot because of the fat tires. You might want to look into a better air filter than the cheap foam one because of the extra dust it has to deal with.
     
  16. Levi98

    Levi98 Guest

    Thanks for the advice aquielisunari