how do i start it?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by AdamLink, Jun 4, 2007.

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  1. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest

    ive put the bike together and now im kinda nervous. i havent put the gas in the tank yet. once i do, how do i start the thing?

  2. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    peddle like hell and dump da cluch :D
  3. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest


    really, is that all it takes? start pedaling and pump the clutch? i thought i read somewhere that i have to hold the clutch when i start pedaling and let go when im ready to start the engine.

    another question. when im pedaling will i be able to feel a difference between having the clutch engaged or not? i ask that question only because when i try to move the bike, its difficult to even push. does that mean something is wrong. should it be able to roll easily like a regular bike?
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    look at this:

    when my clutch is disengaged i can roll or pedal freely.

    assuming the install is correct:

    gas it up

    pop clutch/open throttle
    keep pedaling
    get tired

    do it again

    it'll go, just hang in 8)
  5. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest

    you guys are awesome! 8)
  6. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest

    so should i not be concerned about how it kinda jerks when i move it? either with the clutch in or out.
  7. It should roll smooth when the clutch is pulled in. (disengaged)

    If this is not the case on your bike, you most likely need to
    adjust your clutch cable tension. On mine, when I take off the
    little clutch wire nut dealybob, it usually takes me a couple
    tries to get it back in the sweet spot.
  8. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest

    should it significantly smooth out or just a little? and what happens if it doesnt? what then?
  9. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest


    ok so there is no difference in the rolling engaged or not. i shortened the length of the cable and nothing changed.



    im going to have to open up the engine arent i?
  10. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    your cable looks too long still
    it takes a good amount of force to move it the first few times
    try pushing the clutch arm with your hand will probably take both hands to push it
    the cable should be tight and have no play when clutch is out
    the arm only moves approx 1/4 inch
    there are adjusters on engine where cable goes under carb and at clutch lever
    keep trying you'll get it
  11. Papasaun

    Papasaun Guest

    Shortening the cables total length will not help. You need to "PULL" all the slack out while the cable stopper is loose,at the same time press the clutch arm in towards the disengaged position,,, then tighten the stopper. Make sure the adjuster on the tower on the motor is all the way in and if there is an adjustment on the clutch lever on the handle bars that it is also all the way in. This will allow you to make "fine" adjustments later. If your bike will not roll smooth, check your alignment on the chain and sprockets! if this alignment is not real close then chances are you will throw the chain. Not to tight on the idler chain adjuster either, just keep an eye on it and adjust as you need it, the chain will stretch as you ride it. Hope this helps.

  12. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest

    thanks guys. i was being too cautious with the clutch. i shortened the cable and got the lever to move about 15 degrees to the left. it disengaged! then just as i was about to put gas in the engine and give it a go, my engine chain broke... does anyone know where i can get a decently priced chain in tucson or the net? you guys rock. thanks for being so helpful. :D
  13. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Spooky Tooth Cycles

    101 D St.
    Bisbee, Arizona USA 85603

  14. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest

    yeah, i got my bike from the spooky tooth guys. they are hard to get ahold of. is there a place on the net that i can get one from?
  15. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Fred is in Tucson, call him and I believe he can help you.
  16. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    How did your chain break? That sucks.
  17. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest

    drive chain issues

    i finally got the clutch working and i roll the bike out in the drive way to gas it up and it snapped. i wonder if the tension in the chain was too high. maybe i put the roller thing too high. i finally got some new chain i dont know how to install it. i couldnt find a thread that already covered it. can someone point me in tne right direction?
  18. spunout

    spunout Member

    if the motor wasnt even running when it snapped, it sounds like the tension was much too high. FIRST: lower your chain tensioner all the way down before anything else. roll an open end of the chain onto the top of the motor sprocket, holding cutch lever in. feed the chain down until you can grab w/fingers, and pull through to the bottom. you're holding the clutch in still, or the sprocket wont turn. when the two ends of chain meet up, put your master link on, making sure that the clip open-end is facing the motor. then roll the bike to get the chain fully onto rear sprocket. move tensioner up only until its got some play. too tight, and next time it may be a motor you'll be replacing.
  19. AdamLink

    AdamLink Guest

    yikes! thanks man. one more question. i have a regular chain breaker for normal bike. do you think that would be good enough to shorten the chain? the guy who is sending it too me said im going going have to remove a few links.
  20. spunout

    spunout Member

    I tried it w/bike chain breaker, and wouldn't work for me. Too small. AND the ones they sell at motorcycle shops are too big. Try a moped dealership, maybe. 8)