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Old 02-15-2012, 03:14 PM
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Trial and error brother! Gota start somewhere!!!! Good Luck!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:56 AM
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Bump....

Check out our member map and add yourself if you like

http://zeemaps.com/map?group=178631

No need to add your real address; zip code, nearest intersection, city ect. will work just fine.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:33 AM
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Put a photo of your bike in your member user page, and people will be glad to share products and information with you. I've been on this page quite a while now, and I think I would have just thrown my 1st motor away and saved up for a standard moped, if I hadn't gotten so much info here.

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I just joined but, so far this looks like a pretty cool way to learn more about bike engines. I've had a stretch limo cruiser with a "tank" for awhile but I can't figure out how to fit an engine on there. The bottom rail is thick squared off and I can't fit a gas tank on the top bar (aka tank). Doesn't help that I don't know a lot about engines...lol I'm on the map so maybe someone could help me out here.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:46 AM
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I'm There too,and it looks like I'm REAL lonley out in Washington
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:16 AM
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Added my self!
I don't actually have a motor-bicycle yet, but i will soon...
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:40 PM
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I added myself! Anyone else in the Jackson, TN area? (I don't see anyone on the map...not within comfortable motorized bicycle riding distance that is...)

My first build is gonna be built within a couple weeks...waiting on parts to ship lol
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:12 PM
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I am sure I have seen other members from Jackson TN Pilot. The link below is a how to find folks in your area posted by Paul.

http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=17792
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:51 PM
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im in desperate need of a mechanic. so i changed out my old chain tensioner for a new spring loaded tensioner that turned out to be crap. now i cant re install my old chain tensioner with the proper amount of tension. i em seeking a motorized bike mechanic to properly re install it for me asap, i will pay $. im in the Denver area, pleas help
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:46 AM
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im in desperate need of a mechanic. so i changed out my old chain tensioner for a new spring loaded tensioner that turned out to be crap. now i cant re install my old chain tensioner with the proper amount of tension. i em seeking a motorized bike mechanic to properly re install it for me asap, i will pay $. im in the Denver area, pleas help
If you are having that many chain issues it is NOT the tensioner.
Tensioners will NOT correct a poor sprocket mount or any other issue.

In my years I have seen dozens of other peoples builds and 80% of any chain issues are because of that rear sprocket as that is the hardest thing to get right.
10% is because of a bend rim or shot hub bearings (very common on Huffy type cheap bikes), 5% because of a bad chain, and the last 5% is motor sprocket related issues or a poor motor mount.

In short don't try to work around a problem with a band aid, find and and fix the root cause.

Quick checks:
From the side of your bike hold the frame with one hand and push your back wheel side to side, does it move? Then it's your hub.

Then in the same position hold the frame and grab your motor and try to push it side to side, I don't mean nudge it either, I mean shove it hard, does it move? Then it's your motor mount.

All good? then look at the alignment from the sprocket to the motor, do they line up? if not the sprocket is too far in or out.
Is that good too? Then spin the wheel and look at the side of the sprocket, does it have side to side or up and down wobble (chain gets tight then loose)? The sprocket isn't mounted right.

I have big lungs so I can scream this a lot before I get blue in the face...

TENSIONERS DO NOT FIX MECHANICAL PROBLEMS!
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:28 PM
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@KCvale, thanks dude. ill check all those.
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