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Old 05-07-2011, 09:54 AM
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yesterday (since i was too tired after to post here XD )
broke the jack shaft to crank chain AGAIN!

went to the bike shop and got some bmx half link chain. can't wait to see how strong it is. i put it on the engine to jackshaft, and jackshaft to crank. have 4 links for spares XD
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:01 AM
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So I did some reading, and it looks like I wasted my money on getting a CNS carb... I was hoping it would be an improvement on the total POS carb on my last engine I got a few years ago. Oh well

Are there any CNS success stories...? It seems like everything everyone says in negative. I'm pretty good at making carbs work, so I think I'll be ok... I hope. Otherwise you'll be seeing a howto on modifying a carb from something else to work. haha.

So I'm used to working on cars... It's weird taking that tiny little engine off. I'm used to pulling big car engines. The blown HT is sitting on the shelf with 2.2L and 2.5L subaru engines, a 13hp honda, and a few random subaru cylinder heads.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:21 AM
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Adjusted the tensioner, put some gas in the tank and went for a ride. Very nice, no drama. Started right up and ran nice and smooth.

This motor does start real good. Even cold, starts every time. Set choke, prime, pedal and pop, give some gas for about 20 feet, keep pedaling as I open the choke and there we go.

I am starting to llike this thing more as it breaks down less -
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:23 AM
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My old motor started nice, didn't even need choke, just held the throttle open for a bit. It ran wicked rich at idle though, compensation for running well at half throttle to WOT.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:43 AM
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I sleep late just having my coffee-then ridding to pick up a R/X that's down hill than up hill on highway 38 40mph speed limit but cars do 45-50 heads up ride WOT-EYES IN THE MIRROR. I LOVE MY BIKE! 1 car household and my wife is using it today after that I'm going palish the exhaust port
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:10 PM
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Yeah, I'm a little rich I think. Plug is pretty dark, but not wet. Just a little brown on the insulator. Clip is in the middle, I'll raise it a notch after I burn up the fist batch (gallon and a quarter) of gas. Better rich than lean in a new motor me thinks and I'm still running 25:1 oil mix.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:49 PM
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I wish I was rich
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:51 PM
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Emboldened by my morning ride, I headed out to the motorcycle dealer 7 miles away and inquired about the 600 mile service charge on my Burgman 650. More than the cost of a happy time motor, but I think I will do it. Plan to change my own oil in the future, but I think I'll get the first one done at the dealer.

Great ride, no problems. On the way back I gave it some gas and it did go faster than it had been, so the faster as it breaks in stuff is true. But the vibes go up too, way up, so I will just stick to the 20 MPH plan. 20 is good, bike runs smooth, very little vibration, plenty of time to slow down. I like 20.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:53 PM
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My last one would run op to about 35 on flat ground and not vibrate pretty bad. (I had a lot of work done to that engine to make it run that well)
But I found the key to keeping the vibes down in making sure the engine to frame mounts are nice and tight with no play or anything.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:26 PM
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Oh yeah. I broke a grade 8 socket head cap screw flush with the engine case. When I removed it I found a quarter inch gap in my spacers to mount scheme. So I was flexing everything a quarter of an inch. Stupid me. I think I was in a little too much hurry when I remounted the motor for the third time.

So I redid the spacers to fit perfectly and all seems pretty good now. And yes, locktite works. Still I don't think I was that bad when I did it, I think running changes things a little. Maybe best thing to do is mount the engine, put 10 to 20 miles on it and then check.
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