Hello from Central Florida
Wow this is a great site. I just came across this sport/hobby and I'm really excited to get going. I bought a Chinagirl (did I get the right? lol) T80 kit off of Ebay. Probably should have come here first for some advice on that purchase but I own it now. I'm retired, was a desk jockey, and I'm trying to see if I have any mechanical ability left in this old body. The kit was cheap so if I have to destroy this one as a learning experience so be it.
The quality of this kit is questionable but I guess you get what you pay for. I'm off to Harbor Freight to get some impact tools just to get the screws out to install the motor on my Huffy Beach cruiser (paint overspray, poorly threaded bolts etc.). One question that I haven't seen answered on the FAQs. Is it common for the clutch arm to be not functional right out of the box? I have no spring tension on the arm at all. Like the clutch is perhaps stuck in the engaged (or disengaged for that matter, I'm a rookie) position. I read Norms repair section on clutches and will tear into it once I get tools that will work better then my current hand tools. So, is it common to get a kit that has these (clutch issues etc.) right out of the box???