Novice- What is this?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Holly, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Holly

    Holly Member

    I'm feeling like a total newb asking, but what is this?
     

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  2. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    It's a clutch puller.... If you ever have to take your engine apart you and that tool will become best friends:p
     
  3. Holly

    Holly Member

    Ah ha! Thank you kindly.
     
  4. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    did u get ur chain threaded? i know it is possible to thread without opening up the sprocket panel. you have to of course pull back the clutch and it is possible with a heavy screw driver to eventually get it through. it is very very difficult but possible. i know because i did it the first time not knowing i can open up the panel...
     
  5. Holly

    Holly Member

    I tried it but so far no luck. I've only been able to get it around half way so far before it catches. I will give it another go. Maybe attach rubber band to the end link to feed through first for leverage? I intend to replace the screws anyway so they've got to come out, but it would be nice to get it running either way!
     
  6. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    yeh, maybe i got lucky, try different teeth and both ways. but dont try too much. the problem is that the chain gets loose over the top and gets caught in the little nook in the back, i have no clue why that grove is there in the back but its there...
     
  7. Holly

    Holly Member

    I've seen that a few have had luck getting it done your way. One way or anther I'll get it running. I can't pretend I'm not impatient though. :)
     
  8. Holly

    Holly Member

    I got the chain through with a little extra elbow grease. Looking at it, even after I take the extra links off it will still hit the fender. I suppose I could live without the fender until it rains. How much clearance is realistic between the chain and the frame? I still have the gas tank to attach and fill before I could attempt to start it, so not today.

    I might just be over working my frontal lobes, my son insists that I have OCD.
     
  9. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    nice, nice. you can remove the fender or just cut it (if it isnt too expensive or has any other value). many people have cut the fender. a properly aligned drive chain is worth it over a fender.
     
  10. Steve Best

    Steve Best Active Member

    Holly, that tool is also used to remove the sprocket (and the motor gear? Can't remember) as well as the clutch.
    You use the sparkplug wrench on it. Wonderful multipurpose tools. Not so bad, those Chinese...

    It is not OCD, it is just the first install is the hardest. By Friday you'll be an expert at it!

    Steve
     
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  11. Holly

    Holly Member

    I realize there will be updated parts needed for the longevity of the engine and that these China motors come with some low quality parts. BUT shouldn't it be enough to get it running? Latest problem... The spark plug boot doesn't stay on. That's kind of an essential function.

    Next question, how do I keep my favorite 20 yr old guy away from my bike? I had hoped my son would have taken an interest in the project but he didn't. That is until last night when his car broke down and he wanted to ride it to work. Now he is too helpful and wants to touch stuff! I tried explaining that it is dangerous to ride especially if not built right but he knows everything of course.

    How can I get him to help me without ending up with a junk motor? And get him to understand there's a break in period that is of uber importance? I'm asking you males that likely thought your moms were clueless once upon a time too... ;)
     
  12. Steve Best

    Steve Best Active Member

    Actually Holly, maybe a better air filter and for most engines, slightly leaner jetting, but they do pretty good as is. I got well over 1000 miles on mine at tremendous high rpm before I had a serious problem, a wristpin clip breaking.

    My mom was a whiz at her jobs. I was amazed at what she accomplished. My similar age son however is only just beginning to appreciate my abilities. "Familiarity breeds contempt" they say. You just have to get out and put a couple hundred miles on the bike before he gets ahold of it!

    I am really thinking of trying Maxima 927 Castor oil in my next cylinder break-in. I think it would do well in these engines.

    Steve
     
  13. Holly

    Holly Member

    I'd have to get it running first but that was my plan. It's the first time in my life I thought, I've turned into my father!

    He's stormed off already stating he's not touching the bike ever again.

    Thanks for the reassuring words! I'm about ready to throw in the towel (for the 5th time). Time to walk away and empty my noggin.
     
  14. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    nice pet tiger, steve :confused:

     
  15. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    Holly, did you get it running? list the stuff that you are working through here. there are so many threads going atm.
     
  16. Holly

    Holly Member

    I haven't got it running. The clutch was locked up but I fixed that yesterday.

    The pedal doesn't clear the muffler. That's really the only thing left to figure out before I attempt to start her up.

    Though fuel would help, but that's just a matter of actually going to the gas station.

    So muffler ideas welcome. Keep in mind that I don't have a work shop full of tools though. This is happening in my livingroom. Since my incredible physical strength has not worked to bend it, I've considered hammering a ding in it. I only need a fraction of an inch to clear it and I plan on upgrading that in the near future. So ding or not?
     
  17. Holly

    Holly Member

    And I'm so thankful for this forum! I search things every spare moment I have. So much great info. :)
     
  18. bigkev81

    bigkev81 Member

    Hi Holly,

    I'm a newbie and cannot answer your question about dinging the muffler. All I can suggest is maybe swapping the pedals out for some that are smaller maybe?
    Anyways, I just wanted to say good luck with the build, and bump your topic back up to the top of the thread list!

    Cheers
    Kev ;)
     
  19. Holly

    Holly Member

    Thanks Kev! Same to you!

    She's looking the part now to get her to start. ;);)
     

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  20. bigkev81

    bigkev81 Member

    It looks great! :) I love the colour. Black and Red! looks awesome.

    I purchased my bike assembled, but I plan on building my own onto a chopper bicycle.
    Threads like yours, as well as the helpful people here have given me the confidence to give it a go. :)
     
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