New moon dog project with inept builder

crabdance

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Hi everyone. This is going to be my moon dog build thread. I have already started a little. Thank god my neighbor is going to help. It took me 2 and a half hours to take the bike tire of... now is that inept or what :D So I'm going to have help and that's a relief I will keep this short for now 'cause I need to go keep an eye out for him. Don't know how many pictures I will take but I will try to do some along the way. Bear with me everyone, I am DUMB when it comes to this stuff :)... bye for now
 

crabdance

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I thought I was replying here but I guess not... so there's going to be a dup around here that can't be helped. We got the build about 95 percent complete. The rest of it was not really our fault. I'm glad that my neighbor was willing to help because he really was a BIG help. We got almost everything going on the bike. Here are the remaining things left to be taken care of.
1. Need fuel line
2. need chain tensioner
3. need to make a muffler

On the last one we will probably just do some threaded pipes with some 90 degree angles in it and use a lawnmower muffler on the end. Should work I hope without causing me any new problems. Here is some pics I took during the build.
 

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Marktur

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Nice, Crab!

Why do you have to make a muffler? Let me know if I can help out.
Most important thing - turn the bike upside down. Pull in the clutch and lock it in.
Spin the rear tire (with the pedals). Look at the sprocket. Is it wobbling? Fix the wobble. 1/8 turns at a time on the bolts. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it shouldn't "click" the chain at any time (from it not aligning well).

The other thing I did was hit the sprocket teeth with the dremel to round out the sharp edges like they recommend.

Be careful during the checkout ride and dont fiddle with stuff while you're moving. Pull over each and every time. Trust me on this - I learned the hard way on a moped when I was young and dumb.

Bike looks cool in orange!
 

KiDD

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Orange is my favorite color. I really like the bike. I want to paint my bike orange...
 

crabdance

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Nice, Crab!

Why do you have to make a muffler? Let me know if I can help out.
Most important thing - turn the bike upside down. Pull in the clutch and lock it in.
Spin the rear tire (with the pedals). Look at the sprocket. Is it wobbling? Fix the wobble. 1/8 turns at a time on the bolts. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it shouldn't "click" the chain at any time (from it not aligning well).

The other thing I did was hit the sprocket teeth with the dremel to round out the sharp edges like they recommend.

Be careful during the checkout ride and dont fiddle with stuff while you're moving. Pull over each and every time. Trust me on this - I learned the hard way on a moped when I was young and dumb.

Bike looks cool in orange!

Hi Mark. The only way you can help out is if you have an old muffler laying around that you're not using hehe. I appreciate you asking though. Thanks for the help about spinning the tire and looking for a wobble. I never thought of that. I will do that today

This kit is used so I don't think I have to dremel out the sharp edges. It's got about 150 miles on it. Just broke in.

I will be careful about fiddling with the bike as I ride. I can see where that will take you to places where you don't want to go.

That's all for now... will talk to you again later...
-cd-
 

crabdance

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Orange is my favorite color. I really like the bike. I want to paint my bike orange...

Hi KiDD, Thanks for the compliment. I like the orange color too. Goes great with the black gas tank. If you have a few pennies, the bike only cost $99.00 at Walmart. Not a bad deal. If you do that just make sure that you get one where the front wheel does not wobble. I made the let me ride the bikes around out back so I could choose the one I wanted. I think if they know they are going to make a sale they don't mind.

later,
-cd-
 

Marktur

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I rode in the store! :)
It's Wallyworld, and there was free admission that day!

No employees to be found whenever they need to take a bike down for you, so I ended up buying one, and leaving 4 others on their kickstands in a row, because I wasnt' about to lift them all back up and kill my back. I told the cashier, and they could care less...gotta love the pride of working at Wallyworld.
 

crabdance

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Yea Mark... Sam would be turning over in his grave. I have to tell you a story about Sam and one of his stores in Arkansas. My wife was there to see all this when it happened long ago. Sam pulled up in his old beat up green pickup truck and parked in the Walmart parking lot. Once inside the store he went from department to department asking questions about where to find things and such. After he had learned things he wanted to know. He went back to the managers office and told him to close the store down. The manager said well who are you to tell me that... Sam told him. Once the store was closed, Sam gathered everyone together and said; your fired, your fired, your not, your fired, etc. But he really cleaned house that day. Sam had a way he wanted things to be run and he wanted everyone to be helpful and smiley!

Just thought you might like that story... wish Sam was here today.
 
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Dockspa1

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Looks like your on your way CD. I might have a spare exaust pipe. I will search the kitty.
Doc
 
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