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Old 05-07-2011, 03:27 PM
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Hi, I just bought a 66cc Grubee Skyhawk and when I push the clutch arm all the way in, it doesn't spin freely and i cannot intstall the chain. any solution?, kit is brand new.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:30 PM
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Take off the magneto cover and turn the crankshaft nut with a wrench with the clutch engaged and the spark plug out.

The chain will feed right in.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:42 PM
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i had no problem feeding the chain, but i can't get to the bike to roll on its own.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:46 PM
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You will have to adjust your clutch by moving the "flower" washer.

Go visit the "hubs, sprockets and gearboxes" section.
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:46 PM
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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.
It very much depends which one you got. Red air cleaner CNS V.2? Or the good one with a K&N style metal mesh/cloth CNS V.1?

BGF on eBay still has the V.1, sometimes for around $40. If you order make sure to add in the messages the difference between the two. Then if you get the wrong one dispute it ASAP. Ricky Shi hates disputes so he'll work quickly to a resolution but don't hesitate to file.

There are rumors that some have gotten the V.2 to work but they are few and far between
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:13 PM
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I ordered it as a package deal with my skyhawk. I placed the order Friday afternoon, so it hasn't shipped yet. Probably hasn't even been packaged yet. I don't know which one it comes with. It's listed as "High Performance Carburetor, Gen B." I guess that's bad... heh.

Should I email and say that I want it shipped with the older version? Is the older version actually better than the standard NT, or just cancel and save my $20.


Maybe my old NT carb was just a bad one, but it never stopped giving my grief, it would go from running too lean, to pouring gas all over the place and flooding the engine.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:34 PM
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I road my Morini Boxer aimlessly for 5 hours straight today. Musta saw 30 garage sales etc. Was a really nice day to ride. Did nuttun to the bike simply road it good and hard. Tons of stop and go. Ran perfect! Put 58 miles on it since last night.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:45 PM
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I ordered it as a package deal with my skyhawk. I placed the order Friday afternoon, so it hasn't shipped yet. Probably hasn't even been packaged yet. I don't know which one it comes with. It's listed as "High Performance Carburetor, Gen B." I guess that's bad... heh.

Should I email and say that I want it shipped with the older version? Is the older version actually better than the standard NT, or just cancel and save my $20.


Maybe my old NT carb was just a bad one, but it never stopped giving my grief, it would go from running too lean, to pouring gas all over the place and flooding the engine.

If you can get it that way I would..

I'm starting to think there's a reason you can buy 3 cheapie carbs for $25.. it takes all three to make up 1 good one
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:36 PM
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^ heh... what's so bad about the CNS? Why does it have issues?
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:55 PM
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Bike Is Ready< Weather Not Co-operating.
Still haven't figured out a way to limit the fork's suspension travel, so I installed my 26" wheel onto the 29er fork. This gives almost 3" clearance between my expansion pipe and the top of the 26" tire.

Also installed an AVID BB7 203 mm disc brake kit onto the rear wheel. Now that I know it fits(.125" frame clearance), I'll order another 203 mm brake for the front.

Fuel tank and rear rack is mounted. All hoses, cables and wiring reconnected......and it's raining.

Test ride tomorrow. Can't wait to see how the new pipe and larger rear brake works.
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