Hi... just bought first motorized bicycle.... and I broke it.. Huffy Cruiser

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by mwagner72, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. mwagner72

    mwagner72 New Member

    Ok, so I'm new to motorized bicycles.... and yeah I should have done more research before buying the bike I got...

    Brand New Bike... Brand new motor... Price was great.

    But I don't think the builder new about the crappy bolts that came with the kits... only after a couple hours the front engine bolts sheared off....

    I managed to get one out with a screw out kit.. but I trashed the second one... so that engine case is a paper wieght now... anyone know if I can get a replacement case anywhere?

    No matter what I'm gonna buy another engine kit cuase I want to build one myself.

    So I am gonna buy a new engine kit and would really like some opinions on the best kit to get for the cruiser.

    I super appreciate any and all help...

    Mark Wagner

    Mesa, Arizona

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  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Hi Mark. Welcome to Motoredbikes!
    In case you didn't bugger up the broke off stud- pick up a set of left handed drills from Harbor freight and try to drill out the stud. I love left hand drills- they usually bite in and spin right out.
  3. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    I Also needed to get one extracted. and since have gotten Grade A bolts to hold up to the vibrations. and I wraped some Ele. tape around the frame in the mount area to dedden the vibrations and doubled the lock washers and seems to be working. Sylacone works to fix a leak in a tank for 2 weeks so far.
  4. mwagner72

    mwagner72 New Member

    yeah I messed up the bolt on one side

    yeah I messed up the bolt on one side

    so at least one mounting bolt in the front wont work

    but here's what I did...

    I took off the standard chain guard and dropped the whole engine down about an inch... and set the front engine case in the groove

    it seems to be working

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  5. seth.brazell

    seth.brazell New Member

    What kit did you buy?

    I'm just curious, I have have a Bike Berry kit on the way, Flying Horse 80cc. Don't want to run into the same problem. Anyone know if I should just replace the factory bolts outright?
  6. professor

    professor Active Member

    Seth, one of the recommended thing to do is replace those junk bolts with good ones. I do not have a kit, but I have read over and over about how bad the fasteners are on them.
  7. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    Broken Bolts

    I have broke 2 of the bolts that came with kit for mounting to frame. I had one extracted (it was broke in hole) by sm. engine shop $15 bucks but better and easier than tap and die. Since then i have gotten high grade bolts from Fastenal and good so far. I also had one bolt vibrate out so i doubled lock washers and check it here and there.
  8. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    Didnt realize i alwready said that. my bad:jester::dunce:
  9. mwagner72

    mwagner72 New Member

    is there item numbers or something for the bolts you got from fastenal??

    I have another engine on its way and I want to build it with good bolts from the very start.


  10. birddog1148

    birddog1148 Member

    With a non ferrous case, an easy way to extract broken steel bolts is to place a nut over the broken stud/bolt and fill in the center with weld if you have a MIG. The weld wont stick to alluminum, only the steel bolt. I learned this trick from some of my VW buddies, all our Type 1 air cooled engines are alloy and it works great, espessially on broken exhaust studs.
  11. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome from FH :)
    always good to change the stock fasteners with better ones
    (take one of each size to ace and match them up :))
  12. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    Sorry mwagner i dont. I just brang what i had and told em what i was looking for. Birddog i wish i had a welder.
  13. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    Sorry Wrong thread

    I learned the hard way.