Hello Everyone

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by freshwater, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. freshwater

    freshwater New Member

    hello everyone I just finished building my first motor bicycle. I had it up and running for one day until I ran into a couple snags. It did not start due to a faulty spark plug and I was racking my brain trying to find that out. Another snag that happened was that the chain tensioner somehow pulled into the spokes and broke off three of them. That last incident took my bike out of commission for a while. I can't wait until I am riding like the wind again. Until then all I have is this forum.

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    welcome freshwater - from down here in so calif -- hope that you are soon UP AND RUNNING -- Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  3. JE

    JE Guest

    Welcome freshwater.The chain thesioner rolling into the spokes is a common problem.There are two ways you can fix the problem.First way is to weld the bracket to the frame and th second way is to drill a hole all the way through the bracket and frame and put a roll pin in it.I also ditched the factory roller and put a roller blad wheel on that I cut a chain groove in.
  4. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    Hi and welcome to MBc..good luck on the fix...use the search bar and type in your malfunction and tons of like posts will guide you to a quick recovery...good luck on your endeavor and happy motoring...
  5. freshwater

    freshwater New Member

    Im finally back on the road again! I got my motor started and I am finally riding around with a weird grin on my face. Im so tempted to go the speed but I know I must contain myself so I can break the engine in properly.