Re: Cranbrook, Chain shake/flap/slap
Well, the "Sprocket against spokes... baaaaaaad!" statement from Xlite bothered me so I re-mounted the sprocket using the 2nd rag joint between it and the spokes. I didn't think this would allow for the coaster brake arm to fit back over the rectangular brake cone but it did. In doing this I had to bend the brake arm to clear the bolt heads (which I finally got right after 3 attempts). And I gave up the dust cover altogether.
I hadn't thought of checking to make sure that the direction of the tensioner wheel is parallel with the chain as Tom suggested. I'll check that, and Jim's suggestion to make sure the chain will lay flat when removed is a good idea.
I'm not sure what you mean, Bandito, when you refer to the motor not being at 180 degrees. Are you asking whether it could be tilted a little sideways?
I haven't got the bike put back together to try it since adding the rag joint, but I will report the result when I start it up again.
(Do these bikes sometimes make you think of the 1979 movie "Mad Max"?)
Last edited by stilldoc; 10-22-2009 at 11:40 AM.