Originally Posted by Dan
K, this is an amazing thread. I don't think we could get 99% of folks here to agree round wheels work best and you have better then that saying to use blue loctite. I have been a member since '08 and a mod since just after some one lost a bet. (that is 27 and a half yrs in dog and 300 in internet years) and not once have I seen such Omani answer or concern.
So, vested by the voices in my head, I dub thee "Special K"
because calling you "Special Ed" would be wrong.
I lol'd at this post.
Originally Posted by Krealitygroup
Wow.. uh.. hmm. Thanks.
In all honesty. I really appreciate all yall folks for answering my most newb'ish questions. Most internet forums are full of teenagers
griping about $1000 rims they don't own. Yall on ur stuff for real!
So per yall's instruction:
1: One, realized that the rear clamp bolts were stripped out.. I'm replacing them both. The friend who built it also rednecked (no offense) the bolt legnth by adding 2 nuts and a washer. I'll be simply getting the right size from jump, with stronger gauge steel.
I'm want to make a steel wire cage to close in the engine, so if things wobble aloose again (hopefully loctite works) I'll be able to simply pedal home to fix without worrying about the engine coming off. Could simply cut chicken wire to size, and clamp to frame.. Just a emergency backup.
2: Hitting autozone tomorrow for that fuel line and clamps.
I called some guys at Fat Tire Brother's Bicycle Shop in Kansas IL. They were cool as ice.. Really put it to me straight., "You gotta do some wrenchin' with these bikes" "Ain't no way around it".
I asked about 4 stroke vs 2 stroke for long distance.. He said "Dude, 4 stokes have their issues to." It all depends on the money you want to spend. Real talk.
Thanks again yall.. I'm learning
Hey, I fit half of that description!
The nuts will try and come loose after a while, like crassius said, they stretch with the heat cycling crap. Mine quit after about 75 mi finally. God that was a terrible time. Hated it.
Personally, as for the near-constant wrenching on these things, that sounds about right. Once everything is broken in you'll be adjusting/fixing/checking crap every 100 mi or so. I've got over 350mi on mine, and the rear wheel and clutch aren't playing nice.
Just the name of the game.
These little 2 stroke engines can be a HUGE pain in the ass until you've got them running right. If you're like the rest of us, they'll piss you off until everything is good.
Then you can't wipe that stupid grin off your face.
Hang in there.