New Member, as in REAL new

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Mud Pie, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Mud Pie

    Mud Pie New Member

    Hello everyone,

    The reason for my REAL new comment is; I haven't even taken possession of my engine kit yet ! I ordered it on Monday, hopefully it'll be here soon. I know I'll have tons of questions, I'll try to use the search feature before I annoy anyone with a new-to-me problem, but well known to everyone else.

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Newer the better. Do some reading on this site to make your installation go smoother.
  3. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Welcome to the forum, for those that this will be your first build, I have compiled a list of things that ā€œIā€ do before installing a Chinese HT engine on a bike frame. Some are needed and other will help with the longevity of the engine itself. Happy riding, and be safe.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  4. LedSledJoe

    LedSledJoe New Member

    quick comment

    About your tips....when you inspect the cylinder make note that you will need a tool or zip ties to press the cylinder back on the piston....huge pain the arse... I just got my engine and in my haste to do the job I broke a piston ring fiddling with it.
    Waiting now for new piston rings and some zip ties...
  5. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    No need in zip ties. Insert the piston in from the bottom of the cylinder. With 1 hand hold the rings in place and tap the bottom of the piston so the first (top) ring enters the cylinder, then go for the next. The bottom of the cylinder is beveled out. Make sure the rings are seated in the piston correctly. That's whats nice about the cut away in the piston skirt, you have access using your fingers.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2012