My First Ride: The Point Beach you've all seen a million times :P

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by TheStrayMule, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. TheStrayMule

    TheStrayMule New Member

    Just showing off my first build, even though its exactly like millions you've seen before.
    I literally just finished it, so I have some tweaking and cleaning up to do, but its running like a champ.

    This is a quick cell phone pic, but I'll get some good ones on here soon:grin5:


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  2. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Let me know if you've had oil seal blow on the crank with those new Grubee higher compression motors with new cylindr heads. I've had 2 out of three blow the crank seals within first month. Compared to the previous version they are a problematic motor. That's Grubee for you - when they get it right they change it to create problems they didn't have before.
  3. TheStrayMule

    TheStrayMule New Member

    I've definitely been having problems with this motor... It ran fine the first day I had it, and then the carb flooded and I had to fix that... had it running again and now its not starting again. I have very limited knowledge with motors so I'm learning as I go. Can't seem to find the problem this time.
  4. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Your symptoms are indicative of the following in the order below:
    1. Wrong carby setting - needle needs raised in C-clip. This is true about all 4 new Grubees I have bought.
    2.Air leak at either end of air intake pipe (unlikely but possible)
    3.Tiny bit of grit caught in carburettor (usually in the float nedle valve assembly)
    4. Blown oil seal (check for fuel oil inside magneto cover and then look for same inside gear box cover to find out which side has blown)

    Before you do anything else it's worth checking for oil inside the magneto and if not there then inside the gear box. Is your carby clamped on tight and as far up the air intake pipe as it can go? Then check the carby last.
  5. TheStrayMule

    TheStrayMule New Member

    Could you direct me to somewhere that would tell me how to find that needle you mentioned in the first suggestion? I think that's my problem, because my spark plug is pretty much black. I bought a new plug and I think I just need to adjust that needle, but I can't seem to find it :p
  6. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    I think you are probably right about it being the carby. I will tell you how to fix it but I'm sure there is a thread showing how to dismantle and reassemble the HT Carb. Try searching for a thread using "HT Carby"
    To change the needle setting you don't need to even take the carby off the bike. Just loosen the carby on the intake pipe and turn it towards yourself for easier access.
    Then unscrew the cable holder at the top of the carb and the cable, holder, and grey cyclinder with needle will pull straight out of the top of the barrel.
    Remember that it only slides back in if the cylinder is lined up with the little air/fuel mix screw. It's easy if you look inside to see and look at the cylinder itself.
    Don't drop anything and pul a white towel under where you are working in case you drop a small washer or spring.
    You will see that the cable end slots into the cylinder quite easily - to remove it you just depress the spring and slide the cylinder up so the end of the cable can be pulled out and off the cylinder.
    At the bottom of the inside of the cylinder is a little slotted washer (DON"T LOOSE IT) and below that is the needle and with C-clip attached.
    Turn the cylinder upside down and both will drop out.
    You will notice 5 grooves (sometimes 4 grooves) on the needle and the C-clip will probably be on about the third one up from the pointy end of the needle.
    Pull the C-clip off using pliers and push it back onto the lowest groove (that's the one nearest the pointy end of the needle) using the same pliers.
    Wipe the needle clean and drop it back into the cylinder pointy end down. Then drop the round slotted washer in and get the slot to align with the gap in the wall of the cylinder.
    By depressing the spring with your fingers you can slot the cable straight back into the cylinder and let the spring expand back down the inside of the cylinder.
    Put the whole unit back (don't forget the cable barrel holder that you first unscrewed cos it holds it all back in place) taking care to slide the needle and cylinder back down the carby barrel the way it needs to go so the little groove at the bottom lines up with the air fuel mix screw and the gap lines up with the tiny brass screw you can see sticking out of the inside of the barrel.
    Screw the top back on tight and turn the throttle grip listening to make sure you hear the needle and cylinder moving freely in the barrel. Then turn the whole carby back upright on the engine intake pipe and tighten it using the clamp screw.
    I reckon this will solve your bogging problem. Let me know if it doesn't.
    When you get practiced at this the whole exercise takes about 3 minutes and is actually very easy.
    If this doesn't work we'll get youto clean the other needle valve but it probably won't be necessary.
    Oh yes, you must have a good fuel filter installed between the tank and the carby and stay away from Ethanol fuel or dirty cheap fuel of any type.
    Good luck.