First bike. Trying to get this thing going..

Vendedda

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If you pop your fuel line off,,, will fuel dribble out of the line...

You said you have spark,,, that good...
Check it again just to make sure...

What is your oil too gas mixture ???

Is the plunger in the carburetor opening all the way,,, take the filter off and look too see if its opening up all the way when the throttle is twister all the way...
Dont force the cheap plastic throttle too much... Ha... there cheap...

How did you set up your clutch cable...

Don
Hey Don 👍 thanks for the suggestions and your help as always. I'll be checking these things out in the morning, and I'll let u know.

Gas powered equipment I use frequently requires 2 stroke gas mix. A small bottle about 12oz mixes with a couple gallons of gas. Standard mix for chainsaws etc. That's what I got in the bike now.
 
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Here's a few pics. More work than I thought, but hopefully worth it 😃
The first picture shows the engine installed the standard way with thd rear mount to the seat tube nice and square and secure. The second photo shows the engine installed on the front mount to the downtube and something else happened to the rear mount. Hopefully not something that risks fracture of the seat tube.

The first picture is the better mounting set up.
 

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Well about that...I'm having issues getting the chain in a proper position. This is why I had the back end of the engine mounted higher to stretch out the chain and give it more tension. However, as you and others have mentioned, it's not a good setup and I need to get the engine squared. But that creates an issue with the chain again. I'm going to try and mount the engine square, but higher up on the frame if possible, to give the chain more tension. And before you ask, no, I can't shorten the chain any more.

Here's some pics...
The first 2 are with back end of the engine higher up, stretching out the chain further. The next 2 are with the back end lower...
 

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Well about that...I'm having issues getting the chain in a proper position. This is why I had the back end of the engine mounted higher to stretch out the chain and give it more tension. However, as you and others have mentioned, it's not a good setup and I need to get the engine squared. But that creates an issue with the chain again. I'm going to try and mount the engine square, but higher up on the frame if possible, to give the chain more tension. And before you ask, no, I can't shorten the chain any more.

Here's some pics...
The first 2 are with back end of the engine higher up, stretching out the chain further. The next 2 are with the back end lower...
there is a chain tensoner included in the kit, you can use that to make it tighter while keeping the motor lower
just be sure its nice and tight before riding
 

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I have issues with the chain tensioner as well. The normal place you would mount it, the frame angles out away from the back wheel, therefore the tensioner sits at a weird angle and the chain catches on it causing problems. I actually purchased an after market tensioner, and so far not working how I need it either.

Here are some pics of the after market tensioner. You can also see how the frame, where a normal tensioner would go, angles out away from the back wheel...
 

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I have issues with the chain tensioner as well. The normal place you would mount it, the frame angles out away from the back wheel, therefore the tensioner sits at a weird angle and the chain catches on it causing problems. I actually purchased an after market tensioner, and so far not working how I need it either.

Here are some pics of the after market tensioner. You can also see how the frame, where a normal tensioner would go, angles out away from the back wheel...
Is your frame steel or aluminum? A steel frame can be stretched very easy to make the tubes in that area parallel.
 
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