Is there Enough Room?

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by JohnnyLoves, May 9, 2008.

  1. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    I havent got the engine yet from dax, but I'm making every prep possible so when it gets here it can go right on. What do you guys think?
     

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  2. It should fit, but it won't be the standard frame because the down tube is too big...
     
  3. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    i had a frame like that, for the lower engine mount, i used longer studs, and a ball peen hammer to make a small dent in the side of the bike frame so the stud would clear it without grinding or rubbing. lasted the life of the bike until i switched frames. wish i didn't throw it away.
     
  4. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Looks like it'll work fine & your going the right way with the engine.
    Best of luck man.
     
  5. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    Thanks a bunch for all the luck everyone. I've been reading over pages and pages of useful information in this forum and I can't wait to start contributing more.

    Sincerely,

    John
     
  6. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    Update: Engine is mounted after a P.I.T.A. install. The downtube posed a big problem, so I "macguyver"ed the mount a bit and it worked out fine. The countershaft box was tough getting off, the main problem was the extra long screw, it wouldnt budge and I ended up stripping it. I solved that problem by using a pair of visegrips. Just about to start the engine, and despite the problems I'm looking forward to it.

    I'll post some pics when I get the chance.

    John
     
  7. Hybridbiker

    Hybridbiker Member

    i recently bought the same bike,but i returned it,and picked up a higher end bike at my local bike shop, but i had the same question about the mounting until i found your post, im interested to hear how she runs.
     
  8. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    Finally started her up....Couple Questions

    It didnt take me long after I realized I was going, and what a rush! The problem was stopping the bike....probably should have thought of that sooner but alwell lol Anyways, I pulled in the clutch and the engine rpm just took off! Is this normal? The problems continue, I hit the kill switch and the engine kept going! I killed the gas and eventually it died out, after doing that I set out to find the problem with the kill switch, everything looked right. The red wire is spliced in with the 2 blue wires, and the black wire is grounded to the bike frame. No idea where to start with the engine rpm.

    Help required : )

    John
     
  9. eljefino

    eljefino Member

    when you manipulate the throttle grip do you hear stuff "going on" inside the carb? Sounds like something is not quite right in there. Also check for the ubiquitous vacuum leaks in the intake area.

    As for the kill switch, try grounding to the black wire coming out of the magneto, that is "engine ground" and a more direct path. Maybe you have paint or something insulating the bike frame. Or a dud switch. You can always put a switch in between the two blue wires, that is the preferred method.
     
  10. fetor56

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  11. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    Pics attached below, I took pics of the whole bike just incase theres more than one error. Regarding the throttle, I took it apart and put the whole thing back together, when I take it out and pull back on the handle it compresses the spring, so I'm assuming its doing the same inside the carby.


    John
     

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  12. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    I'll try and find the link here but here's one from Thatsdax.com http://www.thatsdax.com/INSTALL_PAGE_3.html

    If you look down in the carb where the slide fits, you sould see a small brass knob/bearing looking thing sticking out. The side of the slide where the cable went in should line up with that knob. It sound like you did what I have done and just stuck it in there so it doesn't slide up and down but just stays open, thus high revs.
    I hope this helps.

    Here I found a link I was looking for http://www.motoredbikes.com/showpost.php?p=75826&postcount=1
     
  13. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Your wiring is fine...just put an ON/OFF toggle switch on that blue wire to use as a kill switch/anti-theft device & use the white wire coming out of the engine to power lights etc(if u want)
    To see if the carby SOUNDS like it's doing it's job have the engine NOT running & twist the throttle fully open...let it snap back into position.You should be able to hear the slide(inside the carby) reseat itself as it snaps back to it's normal fually closed position.
     
  14. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    I've tried that, there isnt much spring back action on the throttle handle, but I def know the slide is moving up and down. Is there any way to get more resistance? I've tried adjusting the thumb screw above the carby.
     
  15. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    You might PM Duane at Thatsdax to see what he says. You might spay some teflon lube or WD40 in the cable sleeve and make sure the cable isn't kniked along the way.
    You can also adjust the barrel at the throttle. Perhaps the throttle handle is too tight or in a bind.
    I'm just thinking out loud here, because I've made so many mistakes or encountered similar situations. Hope it helps
     
  16. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    I fixed the problem today, turns out the slide wasnt sitting in the carb barrel. There was a small burr on the end of the slide, ground it down, works beautifully! Went and rode 10 miles today, heck of a trip!

    Thanks for all the help guys!!
     
  17. mcassMB6

    mcassMB6 Member

    Johnny- good work dude. I just read about your success...you better come find me and show me if you bring it in tomorrow. I'm still sitting lame in the garage...ahh, such is the life of a busy "working" professional. Overall, excellent.
     
  18. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    I'm bringing it up tomorrrow around 6:30. What time are you usually up there?
     
  19. mcassMB6

    mcassMB6 Member

    7:00'ish...I'm gonna be hit and run though, I've got to run a few copies right away, then I'm booked for a 7:30 meeting...not very boss. I will see it I'm sure. I'm free 3rd period, but feel free to stop by anytime.
     
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