New bike preride check list

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by oldnube, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. oldnube

    oldnube Member

    I am buying a new Huffy bike from WALMART, What should I do to it before rideing it and before installing a HT on it? MANY THANKS to all for your help!
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Before motorizing, I would be sure that all bearings are well greased and adjusted (headset, bottom bracket and wheel bearings). If your wheels are wobbling, take them to a shop for trueing. If your Huffy does not have a front brake, add a bmx caliper front brake. That's about it.
     
  3. oldnube

    oldnube Member

    T Y Now to locate info on doing it correctly
     
  4. danmarjon

    danmarjon Member

    Did you check to see how the engine fits? do the motor brackets fit the frame of the bike? and make sure you have enough clearance for the carb. I had to deal with both issues with my huffy. It made it interesting. good luck!
     
  5. pre build checklist

    There are a few pre build checklists posted/stickied around the place.........I reccomend reading them.......
     
  6. oldnube

    oldnube Member

    A Zerk

    I wonder if one could install zerks in the tubes of the headset and bottem bracket inorder keep these lubed? Has anyone tried it?
     
  7. ????zerks????

    Um, It might be just me, but what are 'ZERKS'????
     
  8. GasX

    GasX New Member

    grease fittings - they allow you to use a grease gun to push grease into a joint or bearing.
     
  9. Oh,

    I know them as 'grease nipples'

    Thanks for clearing that up...........

    :cool2:
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  10. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I saw another post you made...I'm 5'11, and 210#, and a 24" is too small, 26" is fine and a 29" too tall.
    First tune the bike up before installing a engine on it. Make sure that the wheels are true. I went through 2 bikes to get one, that didn't need much tuning. Tighten all fasteners and true up the wheels.
    Now for the HT itself...here are some ideas. And you can't just slap a HT on any frame and have a proper instillation especially on a cruiser.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GcesQihc7-mm3hJGf7UPiqOaRXZ8ekUT99QUZq2qXXE/edit

    Here are some ideas about the instillation.
    http://s982.photobucket.com/albums/ae309/Ron-Becker/Engine Mounting/

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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  11. oldnube

    oldnube Member

     
  12. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

     
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