Greetings everyone. I am brand new to this hobby. I just finished installing my Grubee GT2A 48cc on my Raleigh Route 4.0 after a whole weekend of struggling. I just took it for it's maiden voyage today and found the choke to be a little finnicky. It's one of those handlebar mounted cable-operated chokes and I have to physically hold it in the open position as it won't stay put. I'm more used to working on computers and cars than on small engines, so this was a great learning opportunity for me.
One big question I have though, when I have the clutch disengaged, should the rear wheel still have a lot of resistance when moving? I was under the impression that the wheel should be able to move freely, but there's still a lot of drag.
Here is a before picture:
Here is the after picture: I actually ended up removing the chain tensioner because it was causing too much friction between the chain and the pulley. I almost ended up popping the chain off the sprocket because the tensioner was pulling the chain out of alignment. Good thing I hadn't started the motor yet, just trying to make sure the chain flows smoothly before I ran it.