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Old 10-02-2010, 09:02 AM
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Default Re: New guy, new bike, new engine kit

When I built my first build, I thought the instructions were written wrong. After reading them you can understand why I thought that way. So upon rag joint instillation I didn't think they really meant for the sprocket to be clamped directly to the spokes, besides I just cringe when I think of metal to metal rubbing together, especially something thin as spokes are. So on my instillation I sandwiched my spokes with the rubber pads (by the way the instructions said cut 1 rag joint). Works great, no play, and moved the sprocket away from the center and I have more tire clearance for the chain on my cruiser. Another thing I did after ALL the bolts were tight on the sprocket was to remove one at a time, and replace them with much shorter bolts followed by nylock nuts. Now I have only about three threads sticking out beyond the nut. I realize the long bolts are needed to put this all together, but not needed after instillation is complete.
Looking for HT's parts?
HT pre instillation tips.
Engine running problems?
HT breakdown Photos

Ron ><)))))*> Calera, Alabama

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