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Old 11-11-2012, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: Butterscootch Blunder - Don't buy Huffy

man, people need to use some common sense.
any time i build a bike (wheather it's pedal power or motor power) the first thing i do is tear the bike completely apart, even if it's brand new.
clean EVERY set of bearings and inspect them, and check the bearing races.
then, PACK the bearings with high melting point automotive wheel bearing grease.
there's a right way and a wrong way to pack bearings.
reassemble the bike and adjust EVERYTHING before you even think about putting a motor on it.
make the bike itself safe, functional and get it set up right first, before even attempting to put a motor on it.

drilling the frame is a bad idea in any case, i would never do it.
coaster brakes can work ok, if they are set up right AND if you never ride your bike in traffic or around pedestrians.
I personally never ride my bikes in traffic or where there are a lot of people, i just putt around my neighborhood where an occasional car might drive past.

an no, that bike doesn;t look good in my looks goofy, and is a typical "thrown together right out of the box" motorized bike just like the majority of them that i see.
I wish people would use more ingenuity and make their bikes their own (not just with a paint job).
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