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Old 08-11-2013, 07:00 AM
alaskan alaskan is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: fairbanks
Posts: 5
Default I finally got one

I never had a minibike or fourwheelers or snowmachines or anything, it's my first motorized thing besides cars or trucks. I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to motor mechanics. I'm really familiar with bicycles though...

A local shop was selling these for ~$400 for the past few years, but I got this one from a guy on craigslist for 200. He said he got it four months ago, then stopped riding it after he wrecked in june.

this is how I got it

this was earlier tonight, in the middle of a pretty good test...

I did some quick searching, and just on this forum there are quite a few stories about the fenders on these Schwinns breaking loose and getting in the spokes/wrapping around the tire and causing wrecks.

Funny, that's exactly what happened to the kid I got mine from. I drilled some holes and wrapped some bailing wire a bunch of times around the fender/braces/fork, so it should stay put.

If there's anything you can tell me to keep the engine in shape, I'd really appreciate it.

I know the first thing I'm supposed to do is replace the spark plug/cable...

What's the maintenance routine look like? Can anyone Identify the engine and point me to a manual?
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