Rough First Day

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by hooligan, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. hooligan

    hooligan Guest

    I need some help guys. I recieved my engine kit today (kingsmotors) I could not have been more excited. I get everything out examine it all and found out that the only installation instructions are the ones posted online. These are the same instructions I have been reading for two weeks thinking that they are just a brief run down so that you know what your getting yourself into. I nderstand that some basic mechanical skills are needed however when spending $300 on something I expect details. Either way I figured it out for the most part hopeing that I'm doing it right. There are just a few shady areas I needed a little help with. First how do I shorten the chain? Second I have cords coming out of the throttle (which I'm assuming is for the kill switch) and I have no clue where to attach the cords. One is red and one is black if that helps any. Thanks alot.

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  4. hooligan

    hooligan Guest

    Thanks alot guys. I'm just about done with my bike only problem now is the chain is rubbing on the top tube, it rubs very lightly and i have taken the tire off and on. I have taken links in and out of the chain. I just dont know what to do anymore i think i might have just bought a bad bike for this. Any suggestions im all ears. I think im just going to try and start it up anyways? :sad: Wish me luck
  5. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    shot us a photo of the rubbing so we can might need to run a chain roller but without seeing it I really cant help
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Guest


    Here's the pictures of the chain rubbing, it's the top tube that it's rubbing against
  7. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    Put some washers in between the Wheel and the fram put them on untill it does not rub. Hold your horses try not to jump on it and brake anything.
  8. lotsa_mpg

    lotsa_mpg Guest

    It's hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like you have your sprocket mounted with the dished out perimeter part of the sprocket facing the outside. If that's the case, you might try removing the sprocket and flipping it the other way. It's a bit of work, but it could gain you an 1/8"-1/4" or so of extra clearance. Another thing that might help is installing a spacer on the axle between the wheel and the area of the bike frame where the axle mounts. This can only be done if your axle is long enough for the retaining nut to still grab the threads fully with the spacer added. I had to do this on three cruisers that I built.....I think the spacers I installed were about 1/4" thick and I still had lots enough threads on the axle for the nut to hold properly. In any case, you're gonna have to do something to sort out that chain clearance isue before it starts rubbing through your frame. Let us know how you make out.

  9. hooligan

    hooligan Guest

    Thanks again, you guys are the best! I really didnt think about any of those things at all...i was all worried thinking i was going to have to buy a new bike, well its late today so ill get some spacers and take that dang sprocket off and flip it around tomorrow. That thing was a pain in the rear too. Seriously i really appreciate your help i was so mad and you guys got me feeling hopeful again. :razz:
  10. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    Ya, looking at that picture again your sprocket does look dished out. It is kind of a hassle to put on there. just make sure you have them all torqued the same, and don't get in a hurry. It's worth all of the trouble
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Flipping the sprocket will only take you 15 minutes....long minutes for sure, but it's not that bad.

    I had the same problem on my military bike, but the sprocket was already on the right way....I added a couple washers inside the frame and all is well.
  12. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Bikeguy Joe hit it on the head flip the go wheel building skill for ya 8)
  13. hooligan

    hooligan Guest

    Great adive all of you. The chain works perfect now. Only thing is now it will not start. I wrote a new post "rough first week" explaining it all, any advice im all ears. By the way feel free to call ask me for my email and i will give you my number. Sometimes i can explain things better in words than in typing.
  14. Papasaun

    Papasaun Guest

    :grin: :grin:

    As I am Deaf, I would have to call via,,,TTY/TDD and its back to typing again! (for me). So, check that you have spark first. If you will take the air cleaner off and look into the carb, then move the choke lever you will see where it has to be to be "open" and "closed". with the lever up it is closed (choke on) and lever down it is open (choke off). Go ahead and verify this for yourself so it makes more sense to you. Hope this helps.

  15. hooligan

    hooligan Guest

    How exactly do i check to see if there is a spark?
  16. spunout

    spunout Member

    pull the plug boot off, jam your little finger up into the boot while your pedaling. you should get a little shock. no, it doesnt hurt
    OR this method works in the dark, unscrew plug and keep it in the boot, then while your pedaling, touch the botom of plug to frame or should see a spark
    Happy :mrgreen:
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The "pinky method" will only confirm juice to the plug cap/wire.

    Remove the plug, and put it back in the plug cap. Make sure it is grounded to the engine as CDI's can be ruined by turning the engine over without the plug being grounded. Have a helper turn the rear wheel while tipping the bike up on the side stand, or if no helper walk the bike while holding the plug to the cylinder.

    Avoid bright sunlight. Shade will work.