Hi from MN

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by rjr003, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. rjr003

    rjr003 New Member

    Hi all,
    Just joined the forum, will be building a bike using a motor kit from Power King shop.

    Will be building on a Mountain bike 26" frame.

    Should be getting the kit soon.

    Lots of good information in the forums, thanks everyone for all the hard work posting!

    Live in the ELK River MN area.

    Bob Reichmuth:grin:

  2. Butch

    Butch Guest

    Welcome Bob. Glad to see another neighbor on the forum. I'm in the Princeton area. I sometimes ride one of my bikes to Elk River Dunn Bros for a latte. Best of luck with your build.
  3. jared3377

    jared3377 Member

    Welcome to the site, Bob! Riding in St. Cloud here. Good luck with your build!
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Bob. Welcome to MBc!
    Im in South St Paul.

    If you search and are unable to find your answers, don't hesitate to post your question. Someone will steer you to a link, or reply to your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:
    You may have seen this, but here's a great MBc starter "link" to get you motoring.
  5. rjr003

    rjr003 New Member

    Hi all,
    Thanks for the warm welcomes. Was wondering how all have handled the "legal" issues with the MBs. Have any of you licensed them as Mopeds?

    Just wondering?
  6. Butch

    Butch Guest

    Hey Bob,
    I haven't licensed my bikes and probably won't unless I'm forced to do so. Usually when I go by a sheriff he just waves or gives me a thumbs up. I haven't had any problems at all with the law hassling me.
  7. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Glad nother popsickle found the site.
    Welcome to MBc from the GIANT Side of Texas!
  8. rjr003

    rjr003 New Member

    Hi All,
    Well, have installed the 2 stroke from Powerking shop. Got it started, but it won't idle, and when I give it gas, it bogs down. Not sure whats wrong? thought it was a throttle cable issuebut looks like its move the slide up and down in the carb. I took the air cleaner off and twisted the throttle and the slide was moving up and down, what I think is ok. Any suggestions on what might be the culprit. Have to keep pedaling to keep the engine running. Good workout, but not the reason I got the engine!! LOL.

    Thanks in advance,
  9. Handyguy2have

    Handyguy2have New Member

    Hello Bob, I have done pedaling to keep the engine running too. your right, not fun. I found my gas shut off on the tank wasn't working. Installed another one inline, Now it's not flooding anymore.
    As far as when and/ if legal issues arrive, Mn charm goes along way.

    Good luck to you.
    Ridin the north metro.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008
  10. rjr003

    rjr003 New Member

    Thanks George I'll check that out.

    I'm getting alot of fuel coming out the pipe also. I've taken that off and I'm trying it out. Also, drained the carb bowl, took out the spark plug dried it off, it was wet with fuel. Still the same issue though, pedal like crazy to keep it running! Wife now thinks I'm really nuts!

    Thanks again,
    Bob R
  11. rjr003

    rjr003 New Member

    All is well, the motor is running

    Got the motor going, traced to lousy wire connection to CDI, must of been getting iffy spark. Runs great now, just need to break it in, and get my brakes working a bit better!

    Bob R:grin:

  12. Nuttsy

    Nuttsy Member

    "Wife now thinks I'm really nuts!"

    It's a wife thing. Let it be!
  13. Handyguy2have

    Handyguy2have New Member

    Good Job Bob!

    Good Job Bob!
    I've realized that there will be a lot of hidden details that will expose themselves as I'm working on my Bike. I'm new to the forum thing, But so far just by looking at the various forums, there is a wealth of well laid out information. The next problem that presents itself, has probably been solved by someone else.

    Good Luck!
    fellow Popsicle,