Frustration or Mere Challenge

wrightmor

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I have spent a good part of my evenings after work for the last couple weeks putting my 80 cc motor on my bike, fitting the chain and the muffler. Trying to follow printed instructions ever so carefully step by step. Things were really shaping up, I said. Looks good, I said. Then the next step I read starts telling me how to run different stuff to the carborator. What Carborator? where and when was I told to install the carborator. It was in a little box in the packaging. No problem, I thot. I'll just put it on now. No way. The motor is mounted securely. the Chain is just right tension. and there is no room for the carb. Now I gotta undo the chain, probably drill a new hole in my bike frame and raise the motor, thereby causing me to add another link or two to that chain. What a revolting development this turned out to be!
Guess I'll chalk it up to a learning experience. Did anybody else have trouble with ur first installation? Or am I totally outclassed? Hope I can fix with minimal fuss over the weekend.
Frankly, Pro or Amateur, the instructions with this kit leave a lot to be desired.
 


eljefino

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As I type this you are probably fighting the throttle cable and extremely small internal clip bits of the carby.

Chinese instructions stink. I assume the carby won't fit even if you trim the air cleaner?

It's like in "king of queens" where arthur is reciting his phone number as "four...... teen"

You are hardly outclassed; every install is a custom install... we have yet to apparantly find the 50 year old possibly russian bike the frame clamps are angled for.
 
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Clotho

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You are hardly outclassed; every install is a custom install... we have yet to apparantly find the 50 year old possibly russian bike the frame clamps are angled for.
Not true! The Happy Time Motor on my Bike fits perfectly without the need of any adapters or spacers. Clotho's Bike

To the OP. This is the school of hard knocks. Once you have had experience with this you will find future endeavors much easier. Conversely, if you have no experience working on motors or things mechanical than you will find this to be a much longer learning curve. Some classic advice is to measure twice and cut once as you have most recently discovered. Good luck with your build. With some patience and perseverance you will overcome and the reward at the end will be very gratifying!
 

graucho

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You will be amazed how much time you shave off from the experience you gained from your first try. In the past 35 years of projects I have had to backtrack hundreds of times. I seldom make the same mistake twice. And you wont either. Hang in there. It will be worth the ride.
 
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sideshowsideswipe

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you will find that you not only learn from your mistakes about things you have done but you learn to aniticipate other mistakes aswell. The carb issue may just need a mickey mouse job to add an elbow pipe or something, you'll figure it out - and when you do you will get a feeling of accomplishment. That's a big part of these things, problem solving.
 

Mountainman

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This could be pretty common with a first install.. I bet - that if done again - you could do it in 1/3 the time. Hang in there - you will be riding soon !!! Happy Riding from - Mountainman
 
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