Novice rider in Florida

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by khutcht10@Yahoo.com, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. khutcht10@Yahoo.com

    khutcht10@Yahoo.com New Member

    :cool:I everyone, I knew to both motorbikes and internet forums.
    I bought a kings 80 cc motor kit. Proud of myself putting it together. I'm not mechanical and the instructions where a bit vague. I 'm proud to say for an old gal I put it together myself. My husband is more of a gray tape and bigger hammer type with parts left over. All done and I'm riding! The 11 year old down the street thinks it's coll. I ride 5-7 miles to play tennis. I was trying to find an electric bile or kit but it was too costly and hard to find.
    I love my new motor but I have a few questions if anyone can help.
    Starting: I was a college athlete, but I'm turning 50 and I have to peddle like a badman to get it started in the morning. New spark plug? What kind? NAPA couldn't help. I also have oil/gas leaking around the motor. Everything seems tight. Any sugestions.
     

  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Welcome to MBc! Home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas.
    Can you follow the trail and see where the leak is coming from? Also, I use a NGK B6HS Plug. gapped to .030 I just bought one from napa. I also purchased this same plug from many other auto parts stores.

    General request to all new members.
    Please, before posting any questions, do a search. Then READ,READ,READ.
    There is a ton of information here. Many of your engine and performance issues in the Garage & Tech/Mech Help have already been covered. Here at MBc we are the home of nearly all MoteredBike questions. If you search and are unable to find your answer, don't hesitate to post your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:
    Here's a great post link to get you started.
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=9263&highlight=things+done+first+time
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  3. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    hello

    welcome to MBc...my suggestion is start reading things in the thread here:
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/forumdisplay.php?f=92..it may be a bit overwhelming, so what i did was start on the last page and work forward...also if you can post a picture please do so in picture gallery and ask your questions there, you'll get more answers good luck these ht are a chore, but very cool in the end. good luck and happy motoring!
     
  4. khutcht10@Yahoo.com

    khutcht10@Yahoo.com New Member

    Thanks for the quick reply. I already read a few treads. Safety guides were on the money. Both my tires neede to fe replaced and trued. New seat and a bike helmet. And oh ya, that motor is HOT.
    The leak? Already remove gas line and shut off valve and retightened. Checked bolts. The oil is on the front and around spark plug.
    Thanks everyone!
     
  5. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Welcome to MBc,

    If oil is on front near spark plug, it might mean oil is blowing back up from the exhaust. Those flanges on the muffler are not always the best finsih for it to tighten up squarly.
    Hope to see some pics of your bike and the oil on the plug, it's easier to determine what's what that way.

    All the Best

    BoltsM
     
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc.
     
  7. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
     
  8. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Welcome to another from the land of Love-Bugs !
     
  9. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

    BSA
     
  10. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome Khutch
     
  11. khutcht10@Yahoo.com

    khutcht10@Yahoo.com New Member

    Thank you. Got clipped by my first 'cager'. I think it scared him more than me. Broke the cheap metal clutch handle. Already fixed, but scraped my knee :(. Iwould like to attach a photo of my bike but don't know how.
     
  12. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    here is what i found on page 4 in help and suggestion thread:http://www.imageresizer.com/ and see the whole thread here: http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=5023 hope this helps? good luck hun:smile:eek:h just found this too:http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=4030..BTW you can edit your own posts up to an hour i believe...:grin:glad you are ok, i wear a bright kermit the frog green windbreaker lol
     
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