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29" genesis astra

The beach cruiser has always been a great bicycle to motorize. They just look good with a motor. Use this section to share and discuss about motorizing this classic.


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Old 06-26-2012, 01:56 AM
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okay so now im having a problem in top end. to start off the brackets for the fuel tank broke and the petcock valve fell out at top speed.. but ive replaced the parts since then. josh from bikemotorkit.com was a really nice guy and hooked me with the parts for free no questions asked. so my problem in top end is i get it to idk about 25mph and then it trys to go further then it bogs down to about 21mph. my top speed so far is 33mph. the bigger tires really help top speed btw. even sometimes it just doesnt wanna get up and go so i pedal to catch speed. now i have an nt carb, im not sure if wat im saying is correct but i think the air filter is the could be the cause. because from the looks of it, it doesnt seem it cant suck air in very well because its shape. so im gonna try and get the aftermarket air filter. aslo i notice that if i turn slightly turn the fuel valve to where its not completely open it can reach top speed.

my next thing is i was really stunned that this kit doesnt have a the ability to freewheel. wat can i do to fix that?
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:01 AM
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what i meant in my last comment when i said "freewheel" i actually mean that when im riding the bike and i come to a stop the motor stops too.. i hate being at a stop sign have to pedal half way across the street to get goin.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:11 AM
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what i meant in my last comment when i said "freewheel" i actually mean that when im riding the bike and i come to a stop the motor stops too.. i hate being at a stop sign have to pedal half way across the street to get goin.
NT carb?
Did you turn the idle screw on the carb to adjust the idle?
or does it not have any effect?
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:22 PM
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No the idle has no effect. The when I come to a stop it kills the motor. Isn't there a part I can buy so that won't happen? Are all kits suppose to be able to run while sitting at a stop? Or do I have problem with my kit?
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:26 PM
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Is Wat I've been trying to say is the bike doesn't idle. If the back tire isn't moving the engine shuts off
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: 29" genesis astra

I'm guessing you have a China-Girl, eh? Sounds like your clutch isn't releasing. Will the bike roll freely with the clutch handle in the locked position? There's an adjuster under your carb to tighten the cable more to get it to roll free. Don't overdo it, because then the clutch will slip on you.

and yes, you should be able to idle at a stop with the clutch in
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:37 PM
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\so i figured out y i was bogging. something so simple it was so hard to figure out! the fricken spark plug wasnt tightened down enough?! im not sure if this is correct or not but the spark plug not being tightened all the way would cause a problem with compression which would explain the huge power loss.

im not sure if this is from running it really oily for break in but when i took off the spark plug the bottom tip was REALLY dirty, like black and brown dirty..

i also got a new problem now too.. the gas tank is leaking.. i found the leak and i think a solution too. how about jb weld for a small leak? btw guys i wanted t thank you all for being so helpful.

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Old 06-29-2012, 03:42 PM
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o and i also fixed my problem with not being able to idle. i loosened that screw and nut on top of the carb for the throttle cable making the cable tighter. now when i put the clutch idles and doesnt die. im so glad i got into this hobby because i actually kinda enjoy being stumbled with new problems and feeling accomplished when i figure them out. im only 16 so i feel pretty smart doing this entire project on my own
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:22 AM
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im a little concerned about my spark plug and the boot heres some pics

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/IMAG0078.jpg

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/IMAG0079.jpg

heres the way i mounted my tank. the darn mounts on that came with the kit kept breaking on me! lol.

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/IMAG0077.jpg

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:21 PM
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I would like to see photos please.
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