A woodruff key is what locks a sprocket or gear to a shaft. It is a brittle piece of metal about the size of a fingernail (clipping, not the whole fingernail).What Woodruff Key is used for? And why should I carry extras?
He got the HS-142F 4G kit.
1. Thank man for the fine explanation. BTW, the engine that comes in the kit already comes with Woodruff keys inside it?Carry spares because they are intended to be the most likely part of the engine to physically break
1. I am fairly sure that all engines and many other powered machines have woodruff keys in them somewhere, just in case something gets jammed, so that "a spanner in the works" will only cost a woodruff key, it won't be a catastrophic irreparable failure.1. Thank man for the fine explanation. BTW, the engine that comes in the kit already comes with Woodruff keys inside it?
2. How do I know if the Woodruff keys were broken ? Do I hear a breaking sound? Then I just replace them with new ones ?
Yeah I know, I was just giving an example, but surely there are woodruff keys in those engines too. I would try a lawnmower shop for a couple of spares.He got the HS-142F 4G kit.
a reliable Japanese 2-strokeHi.
So I finally decided to buy 49CC 4 stroke motorized bicycle with HuaSheng engine and planning to ride from California to South Dakota. (I Know those bikes are not ment for this but that a challenge I'm willing to take)
My question for you guys is as following:
What spare parts are essentials to take with me in my journey?
Thanks for you commentThat is a LONG trip. I took a trip about half that long way back in the '80s when I was young, on a Tomos moped, which was street legal in all states. It had to have a license plate, registration, and insurance. It was not a fun trip. This was before GPS and cell phones. I decided to never try anything like that again. I have ridden all over the country on motorcycles, but a moped was just miserable, and I think a bicycle would be even worse. Still, it can be done. But I would definitely use a better bike and engine. I would get a good name brand bike off Craigslist, and put a Golden Eagle engine kit on it. And make sure motorized bicycles are legal in all the states you plan to ride across.