New to motorised bikes (Hello! & little help)

Sharif

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So at the time of purchasing the 2 stroke kit for my bike I really didn't know what I was getting myself into until spending the last 2 weeks putting it together and dealing with one issue after another. I realised there is a lot for me to learn and I should have hopped on to the forums before purchasing, which I didn't know existed (Like I said I really didn't know what I was getting into was bigger than it seemed)

Currently I am still a little off till I can take glory shots of my bike
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Currently there is 3 things I am simultaneously tackling,
  1. Control my hatred for the tensioner without a spring of sort like the derailleur and chain rub with the pulley (Mainly the masterlink part)
  2. Getting familiar with using a clutch (I used to drive but it was an auto..)
  3. The wonko idle that calms down and goes all revvy on it's own again which makes setting the idle a complete pain
On a side note, my carb is attached using a heater hose due to lack of space.
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My main goal at the time was to get something I don't need to pay for insurance and make it a daily (student) for work and groceries.
I am currently on a little break from university and I really didn't expect to spend the amount of time putting it together with the limited tools.

I am really looking forward to spending some time here and learn a lot more about these 2 stroke engines and playing around with them correctly!
 
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darwin

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I like your bike a lot, Giant is a well made bike. From the looks of everything your gonna do just fine. Welcome to the Darkside, your an official .01%er now!
 

Sharif

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I like your bike a lot, Giant is a well made bike. From the looks of everything your gonna do just fine. Welcome to the Darkside, your an official .01%er now!
I also know I will be spending a good amount of time on this bike over the years as well. I surely got much to learn first
 

Lukesky36

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next get some hose clamps for your intake instead of zip ties soon and your fuel filter is on backwards but it looks good so far nice bike
 

Sharif

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next get some hose clamps for your intake instead of zip ties soon and your fuel filter is on backwards but it looks good so far nice bike
I have been staring at the fuel filter on other people's bikes here and been wondering about exactly that! Will get to that tomorrow morning along with heading to auto store for some clamps.

I am pretty sure at this point I got a vacuum leak, that's the only explanation I got to the unstable idle, I even spotted fuel where the carb is attached to the hose, but a hose clamp won't fix it for sure. Thing is, I attached 3/4 inch pipe into that, I had to stretch the hose a lot and some grease and heat as well, to get it on that and removing it after all the trouble to put it on is the last thing I want but I got to.
I was thinking of wrapping that end of with insulation tape but I have a feeling it'll will only slip out of place when I forced the hose back on or use teflon tape instead which I am currently leaning towards.
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I noticed the engine takes much longer start up and stay alive when it's cold in the night.
 

Sharif

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I have been wondering, I usually follow this procedure when starting my bike.
  1. Open fuel valve
  2. Put choke to 10 percent
  3. Cycle, start the engine up and wait for it to finally starting pushing the bike
  4. Disengage clutch and wait a minute or 2
  5. Put choke to max and finally ride it
Is there anything redundant or just wrong?
 

Lukesky36

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The hose clamps should fix your intake leak issue also you can adjust the needle where the slide is on the carburetor make it where the needle is pulled out of the bottom of the carburetor more
 

Lukesky36

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you mean turn off the choke when you ride it it the lever should be downward torward the ground
 

Sharif

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The hose clamps should fix your intake leak issue also you can adjust the needle where the slide is on the carburetor make it where the needle is pulled out of the bottom of the carburetor more
It'll be difficult to slide the hose clamp in there (The hose is pretty thick and leaves barely any space at the bottom (I actually had to shave the hose a bit to even get it to slide in at the bottom but will give it a go, will save me the trouble of getting it off and on again.)

I am trying to figure out which needle you are referring to, is it the needle with the C clip?
 
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