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Old 06-24-2011, 12:40 PM
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Default Re: Parts that should be replaced before installing the kit

i was thinking of making a thread like this.

i would say don't order a "kit". just get the engine & buy all the other pieces.
everything that is part of the kit i have either replaced or i am going to replace.

even the mounts have broke.
here is a tip.
i found that a "u-joint repair kit" for a chrysler with some grinding to widen the bolt holes is awesome for the seat mount. it is the "HELP!" brand part # 81006 @ advance auto.

find a real gas tank.
get a real throttle.
get an extra magneto.
get a real chain from a place like tractor supply.
not one from a bicycle shop. i have multiple stress fractures from a bicycle chain.
spend a lot of time mounting the engine
if the rear drop outs can accept adjustable stays use them. (can't remember what they are called)
again spend more time to adjust the engine to try & not use an "idler pulley".
it will take quite a few tries to get both chains to be properly tensioned on both side of the rear tire.
a chain breaker highly recommended.
a tool bag to carry on the bike. carry the chain breaker & a few links of extra chain.

if can afford it, get a shift kit.
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