HappyTimer's Top 5 New build problems

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by srdavo, Sep 17, 2009.


Will this work?

Poll closed Oct 17, 2009.
  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Davo needs to chill :^ )

  4. I only vote in Combustion Chamber Polls.

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    This will only pertain to the Chinese, in frame mounted engine. (Happytime)

    You guys know the same old, same old newb questions. If we could answer them all, in one short, concise, locked thread, & point all questions to said thread.

    I 'd like to compile a list of the common problems new builders always post.
    The list will contain the symptoms, a proven cure for the problems... with links & pics.
    (this could turn into Top 10 or more.)

    • engine/wheel locked = chain jammed
    • new build-- carb leaking fuel
    • fuel mix ratios for break in and after
    • stripped or broken engine studs

    anyone have any more to add to the list?

    This will be like a mini-crash course.

    What do y'all think.....will it work? wanna help?


  2. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    I think it may help reduce some of the repetitive questions, but the problem is that people just WILL NOT READ! People don't want to take the time to do the research, they just want to ask their specific question and get a custom answer.

    I think it will help some, but there is no way to get ALL.

    Other topics would include proper setting of the sprocket, complete break in procedure (how long to run it at what throttle), carb setting, and other common trouble-shooting.

    I think a troubleshooting guide would be cool, like a flow-chart:

  3. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    HAHA... srdavo's response is the greatest.

    Without a doubt, the troubleshooting flow chart would be a great idea.
    Here's fastboy's troubleshooting guide, which could easily be improved upon and converted into a flow chart: http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=9619
  4. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I'm all for something that will answer common questions- but I think Tom hit the nail on the head. Many people just won't read. If they did, they would either find the answer or at least learn the terminology to ask a more intelligent question.