New Guy

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by noguezj, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. noguezj

    noguezj New Member

    My name is James and Im new at building thease bikes. I started with a mountain bike and so far I got the motor ( Grubee Skyhawk ) mounts set up
    and the back sprocket mounted tonight. A few hours a night and I should be riding next week. Any tips on getting the back sprocket true?

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Hello James.

    I don't think I have any tip to offer on that back sprocket other than the obvious; tighten it evenly. But even if it goes on wrong the first time, you'll get it with just a bit of practice.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
  3. ENO

    ENO Member

    Welcome to Mbc

    Hey James..welcome from Eno (Down Under)..Yeah..As Bluegoat says..trial and error (less error)..just keep it taut and straight..make sure your tensioner is lined up so you dont have any flip offs..Keep us posted with pics and problems if you have any..Good luck Eno in Oz
  4. noguezj

    noguezj New Member

    Will do , Thank you.
  5. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    Eye ball will get you close...tighten the bolts even and in a cross pattern. You can assemble it, mount it on the bike, hold a pencil perpendicular to the sprocket so that it almost touches and spin the rim. Any "high" spot will show, and there is where you need to tighten. But there is a lot of leeway on these things, does not have to be exact.
  6. noguezj

    noguezj New Member

    Great idea. Thanks for that one, that will help.... I just discovered Im going to
    need a exhaust fabed. I really did not do my homework before diving in but things are coming along and I'm learning alot about this... Pretty Cool.