New owner here

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by paintgun, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. paintgun

    paintgun New Member

    My name is Greg. Just got my kit a few days ago and I'm having a blast. I've put around 20 miles on it and still on the first tank of gas. Seems to be okay. Just a bit rough running. Not sure if it's due to still being in the break-in stage. Or maybe the oil-rich mix (16:1). I know the first thing I'm gonna do is trash that junk spark plug and get an NGK for it. The bike I bought from my cousin at his yard sale several years ago. A whole $10. Only mod I had to do was remove the front derailleur. It sat right where the rear motor mount needed to go. Didn't use the front gears that much anyway so no big loss. No front brake right now as the lever broke. Waiting on a dual-pull from Sick Bike Parts. Anyway here's what she looks like.

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    Last edited: Nov 19, 2013

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Welcome to Motoredbikes! Beware of that chain tensioner. They have a tendency to spin into the spokes. Some guys remove chain links and delete the thing.
     
  3. paintgun

    paintgun New Member

    Had a little problem with it on my first run. Didn't have it quite tight enough and although it didn't go into the spokes, it did throw the chain off the rear sprocket. I made sure that puppy was tight after that. So far no more problems with it. I've read about doing away with it. But getting the tension just right by removing links I think would be a miracle. Also thought of buying a spring-loaded tensioner.
     
  4. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    I use the tensioner to keep the chain off the frame, otherwise, I would also delete it. AND it's easier to get the chain adjustment right with it. It's like I always say...
    IT'S YOUR BIKE, BUILD IT YOUR WAY.
    Red.
     
  5. paintgun

    paintgun New Member

    Well, I have decided to replace the stock tensioner with an engine-mounted spring-loaded one. Have read where those who bought one said they worked great. Will let everyone know how it does when I get it.
     
  6. paintgun

    paintgun New Member

    Here's the tensioner I am referring to. Looks to be a very stable mount. Contact turbobuick1 for more details.

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  7. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    I would suggest you put a good carburetor on. biggest improvement possible
     
  8. paintgun

    paintgun New Member

    A better carb is in the future. On a limited budget so it's one thing at a time.
     
  9. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    More than anything else get a front brake. You're going much faster now so being able to stop becomes even more important.
     
  10. paintgun

    paintgun New Member

    My brake lever broke and I have a dual-pull on order right now.
     
  11. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Smart thinking.
     
  12. paintgun

    paintgun New Member

    Took the front brake off til then. Didn't want the cable flailing around and get caught up in something. Also, a lights are in the works. Not sure yet what avenue I'll take on that. Maybe just simple ones to get by til budget allows better..
     
  13. thomasready

    thomasready New Member

    That sweet

    That looks like the way to go can you plies tell me where I can get one, I've not yet got my bike and engine running yet, yous looks great....Thom
     
  14. paintgun

    paintgun New Member


    Thom, are you talking about the chain tensioner? Or the dual-pull lever I mentioned?
     
  15. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Staton Inc has the duel pull levers.
     
  16. paintgun

    paintgun New Member

    Also, Sick Bike Parts.
     
  17. thomasready

    thomasready New Member

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    paintgun New Member

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  19. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    There's many here who don't have $1000+ to spend on a bike from the start. For many these builds must be on as can afford basis. Our bikes can go fast enough to cause severe injuries should we wreck. Therefore building a safe bike is far more important than a fast one.

    Lately there seems to be trend of trash talking going on. If there's a personal issue then PM the person. I too will do my best not to get into public petty arguments. This behavior only discourages new people from wanting to be here. I may disagree with you but I won't insult any of you.
     
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  20. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    I dont think he meant to put you down, just use some "tough love" to get you to make some changes for your own safety and the reputation of all MBers
     
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