new here second bike built

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Zackiriyah, May 19, 2015.

  1. Zackiriyah

    Zackiriyah Member

    Hellos everyone.so I've finally decided to get a second motorized bike built since my last one in California.ive donated away to go traveling by air cross country.Didnt have much to work with but I brought a cheapo Huffy Cranbrook with a 4 stroke Hua Sheng ,eventually everything will be upgraded.Im here to learn .also my last build was on a hybrid bike with a 2 stroke.after doing some research which lead to my decision to buying a 4 stroke kit
     

  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum! 4strokers don't need to add lube to our gojo unlike 2strokers.
     
  3. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    Nothing love ya long time like a Huasheng! Just keep the carb happy, adjust valves, and the oil change every 3-6 months!

    I have almost 10K miles on mine and I know a couple people with much more than that. These are keyed shaft HS I'm talkin bout tho.
     
  4. Zackiriyah

    Zackiriyah Member

    So far I'm still in the process of breaking it in.Havent had much time riding it.Cause I'm riding it illegally and also because the chain tensioner isn't doing its part.Its slipping down the frame losing tension on the chain,so once tension is lost completely the engine shuts off.So far the huasheng is my favorite engine for being a China make 4 stroke
     
  5. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I am a fan of HS 142 engines as well, got a 144 (54cc) coming soon to see if I can feel any difference 5cc makes.

    The first thing you are going to want to do that Cranbrook is rebuild the back wheel before it fails.
     
  6. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    KC care to share where one can get a 54cc HS? Link would be nice, is it the new dax motor?
     
  7. Zackiriyah

    Zackiriyah Member

    This Cranbrook actually taught me a lot about the inner bicycle mechanics,so I'm glad I started off with it.I had spent roughly 3 days fighting with the rear wheel because my axle got stripped .I'm really not a big fan of coaster brakes .so I disabled the coaster brakes ,taking out the brake shoes in the hub and also Making it freewheel.Relying only on the front clamp brakes which looks pretty worn by now and wasn't enough with combination of using my feet ,so I put the coaster brakes back in.and seeing the damage my spokes took from all the hammering I've been doing I have to buy a new rear wheel or both front and back..can't really decide .Heavy duty steel or alloy rim or even a mag alloy rim.

    Also I'm not really sure if this 49 cc engine will be able to take the abuse I'll be putting it through unlike the 60cc 80 cc 2 stroke I've had before this .
    On my long journey I'll be taking my two dogs with me one is still a pup and growing.the other is full grown.ill be buying a pull behind trailer but maybe also looking forward to buying either a tricycle or a tri conversion kit with a big enough area to put a box in that could handle the weight

    I also see on your site KC that you have made a mount for a predator 79cc? 4 stroke engine and did a few ccustomization on it.are you selling any alone or have a link to a good seller?I've been most likely dealing with bike berry for all my Mb needs and they've Ben pretty good so far just lack a few things here and there
     
  8. Zackiriyah

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  9. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    Yeah, that's the HS with the little genny. Those puppies are _wide_ on the flywheel side! Those engines are also integral clutch.

    With a 4G bolted to it it''ll be 11½, close to 12" wide. Comparison: my keyed shaft HS with Honda-style 4G is 9½" wide exactly.
     
  10. Zackiriyah

    Zackiriyah Member

    As if I'm already having problems with how this is mounted to the frame .it barely clears the peddle arm.thinking of trying to bend the crank arm some or file the peddle down to clear it with no problem
     
  11. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Well, if it's just an 1" or so on the left 4G side, just drill 4 new holes and orient you 4G up until the pedal crank clears like I did on this.

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    You may not need that much, just mark what you need buy turning the transfer case up with no mount bolts in until your crank arm fits under, mark, and drill new mount holes.

    HS 144's are hard to come by, main US distributers don't carry them.
    I am hoping to get one from a back channel through Don G.
    If I like it when I shift from day to day building to supplying the cool 4-stroke stuff, I'll see if I can split a 100 item order with a distributor and carry some.
     
  12. Zackiriyah

    Zackiriyah Member

    The problem is.on this frame the huasheng is already cramped in there .the top part of the frames triangle curves down towards the seat .I have it to where I can clear the peddle it's just probably from the vibration and the chain being pulled .it's pulling the motor closer to the left side (opposite of freewheel side) the motor is stripping the frame down .the same thing has happened to the chain tensioner to where I can't keep it in one place
     
  13. Zackiriyah

    Zackiriyah Member

    The 53cc is pretty good I'm just wondering why none of the regular stores don't have them in stock.every where I go I see many variety of the 49cc hs .if you are buying a bunch I'd be willing to buy 1 or 2 from you.theirs also a person on here looking g for one as well
     
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