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Old 03-16-2012, 12:08 AM
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I suppose it depends on the motorcycle shop. At the last one I worked at a guy brought in a 20" cruiser with a HT stuffed in it. I rewired it and cleaned out the carb and it ran like a champ.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:13 AM
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No disrespect Gearnut but isn't it more like Kaliforigener these days?
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:24 AM
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Yes, that too.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:24 AM
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OMG does that piss me off Gear when i hear that, Over here on the Right Coast its "Porfavor markka El uno para engless"
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:40 AM
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the reason i had to make the mount from scratc h is my kit supposedly came with a universal mount witch i did not get.

i had maybe 3 bucks left overall after i bought this, and i only get paid like 50 bucks a month for babysitting, so im kinda out of luck if i need to buy anything.
also, my stupid tensioner wont stay on no matter how tight i get it, it bends into the spokes and locks up the wheel
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:27 PM
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Usually the sprocket not being centered on the rear axle is what causes wobble or stretch that throws the chain...that sprocket has to be centered perfectly and also has to be exactly perpendicular to the bike...no wobble side to side or back to front. Flip da bike upside-down and spin the wheel to see the side to side wobble. There should be the same gap if any around the center of the hub. One of the best things I did to solve this wobble problem is to only use one of the rag joints instead of two. I put it in the inner side of the spokes.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:26 PM
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If you insist on using the tensioner get some rubber either from an old tube I cut up a welcome mat I had out side "That didn't go over to good with the Mrs's either" Wrap it around the bar then put the tensioner bracket on .

Then after I did that i drilled a hole through the tentioner as well as my chain stay and put a small bolt into it I didn't go all the way through the frame just enough to get a self tapping screwing to one side of it it held up till I took it off all together
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:37 PM
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Usually the sprocket not being centered on the rear axle is what causes wobble or stretch that throws the chain...that sprocket has to be centered perfectly and also has to be exactly perpendicular to the bike...no wobble side to side or back to front. Flip da bike upside-down and spin the wheel to see the side to side wobble. There should be the same gap if any around the center of the hub. One of the best things I did to solve this wobble problem is to only use one of the rag joints instead of two. I put it in the inner side of the spokes.
So your saying your sprocket is pressed right on your spokes?
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:03 PM
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thanks for the tips, ps anyone elses muffler break?

mine fell out of the casing.

when i got it it didnt have the outer endcap with the kit.

only the inner, is it covered by the warranty?
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:23 PM
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"mine fell out of the casing."

and

" a universal mount witch i did not get."

I'm sry...

lol

Welcome to the world of the chinagirl motors!

lol

Happy Times, indeed!

Gotta look at the brite side... ur gonna learn a lot!
We'll be glad to help you.

The chain tensioners are a liability.
What they basically do is get pulled into the spokes.

My recent used motorized bicycle had a combination wrench clamped in there to help it hold onto the chain stay!

I'm presently working on eliminating it. completely.

2 broken spokes...
Well, that is not good, and could very well be hazardous to your health.

<< I >> would clip 'em off with a wire cutters and make the trip home, cautiously, but that is not to say it is wise, or anything I would advise anyone to do.

I missed the kind of bike you have, but all spokes need attention, especially when new, and even more-so when power is applied to them.

Oh, unfortunately ur gonna have to remove the rag joint to repair the broken spokes...

Good luck
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