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Old 05-12-2010, 04:49 AM
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Default Re: Schwinn M Searcher w/ SBP Shifter Kit

Originally Posted by rreyesjr15 View Post
1. When installing a shifter kit and engine, should you install the engine first, or start with the shifter kit?
You should defo fit the shift kit to the engine first, but you'll hafta disassemble it a bit (remove jackshaft) to install it on the bike. It'll take a lil back and forth as you fit engine mounts and postition everything - but it's not as hard as it sounds.

Originally Posted by rreyesjr15 View Post
2. The searcher came with a 3 piece you really need a 3 piece standard for the shift kit to work?

I was able to salvage the left standard cup from an old mountain bike, but the right cup is still cartridge, will this affect the shift kit?
Interesting question... I'm assuming the alternative would be a one-piece and I don't think that would work out with the freewheel bearing & sprockets. As the kit comes with the cartridge & cranks why not use them? SBP has adapters if the bottom bracket size/cups are an issue... maybe I'm not understanding the question?

Originally Posted by rreyesjr15 View Post
3. Has anyone ever built this setup, and if so do you have any tips that will make this project possible.
Not exactly yer setup but yea, two lil tips ifn ya wants them - first is to grind the tabs on yer clutch cover a bit so you can reverse the fasteners, having the nuts accessible from the outside means ya can remove the clutch cover for matainance without needing to disassemble the engine/shiftkit & to make metal pads for the clamps out of pipe to diffuse the crimping force on yer seatpost tube, like this;

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Originally Posted by rreyesjr15 View Post
4. I saw some muffler parts at an oreily auto is possible to make a muffler...the stock one does not fit and I do not have a torch to heat and bend the muffler.
You don't always need heat to bend the headpipe;
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