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Old 03-29-2011, 11:37 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Washington
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Default Hello from Arizona

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.
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