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Old 05-24-2011, 07:35 PM
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Got the NT carb I ordered, and a long clutch handle to replace the red CNS carb that came with my Grubee 48cc kit. Swapped out the carb and clutch handle, went to crank it up, it kicked, it sputtered, I felt a surge of power........then the chain broke.

Lightweight chain came with this kit. Can I run the heavier 415 chain on the same sprockets? looks like it. Tomorrow is another day.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:36 PM
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Just got back from a several mile ride and rooled the Odometer overto 130 miles and some change on this new engine I'm breaking in, it is super windy here right now and it will make the china gal work a bit but she keeps me motroing right along at 28-30mph when I'm bucking that high wind and then when I loose the wind or get it to my back I'm good for a very comfortably 32+mph.

This engine is working out so good right now with no mods done to it that it's a bit scary for me to think about messing with it much, I will be putting a shaved head on it to boost compression a bit, if this make it even better than it is now on the hills around here then that may be as far as I go with this one other than maybe a different carb. like the RT carb that Duane sells, I have one on order I plan to put on my other bike first to see how it proforms after I get it tuned up nice, this other bike has the SBP Xpan-chamber exhaust and I pulled the jug and did a real nice polish job on the tranfer ports and deburred the intake and exhaust, it has a slightly shaved head, I took about 2-3mils off of it just to get it nice and flat.

If the RT runs out real nice on this engine I'll get one on the new engine as well.

Like I said it's very windy here and in the upper 90's here today but I still had a nice ride, got 550 miles on this Karaoke Huffy now and it just rides good, never a glitch I just crankl it and go......

I know some are not a fan of the "cheap" bikes like my Huffy but I've had zero issues from it, I changed the peddle side chain ring to a 36T instead of the 44T, and chunked the guard, I pulled the axles out of the wheels and cleaned all the factory grease out of the bearings and replaced it with and industrial grease called PEAK which is as good as is made period, and it should be good @ $32.00 per tube......ouch....!

All my bearings are still tight but free and zero signs of wear after 550 miles so I'm not worried about that end of so far, no broke welds or stress cracks in frame which I do look for before most trips out just in case, because I know some have had issue with this on the cranbrooks.

I like my Huffy....and like I said this new BGF engine is working out really nice so far, very smooth and nice power.

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:39 PM
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ITS NICE TO BE ONLINE IT SURE HAS BEEN AWHILE
Hi there, I remember you, i was away for a while myself.....but I'm back and blabbering on as good as always......

Welcome back!

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Old 05-25-2011, 12:24 AM
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fixed the rattle, bushing wasn't fully pressed in. now i just need to do some tuning work (changed the pipe length on the expansion pipe (more top end) but thinking i need it just a little longer to get some torque)

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all right guys im glad some of u remember me. basically i got a job and a girl friend and that pretty much took up all my life
they have a way of doing that
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:48 AM
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Welcome back, WildAlakan!
May you have the best of good fortune with your new fishing job!
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You have a skateboard wheel tensioner too?!
Wow, I was poking around the garage three years ago looking for something to use. Saw the wheel and thought it would be perfect if I put a groove in the middle... Didn't think anyone ever did the same.
I have a skateboard wheel tensioner too. Ground it to size and grooved it with my Dremel while it was spinning, chucked up in my drill press. Urethane dust all over the garage and myself when I was done.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:22 AM
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all right guys im glad some of u remember me. basically i got a job and a girl friend and that pretty much took up all my life. plus my job was a night job so i slept all day and worked all night my spare time i spent with my girl. but please beleive im still an enthusiast and have tons of ideas in my mind

honestly im back online cause i quite my job after sum old lady (my bosses mother in law) started yelling at me and my boss just let it happen.

so now i have about 2 weeks to chill till i go commercial fishing

Jobs and g-friends......they're a dime a dozen, not an excuse to bail out on your motorbicycling obligations

All that aside, welcome back! Now call Killercanuck and let him know the water is clear and it's OK to surface now as well
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:39 PM
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About to finish welding up a bracket for a setback seat mount. Put some bracing inside and appears like it is going to work just great. Now the metal bird feeder/waterer suffered a little but could not pass up the nice thick tubing and angles for bracing inside. Who knows may have saved a penny or so. lol
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:21 PM
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motor grenaded :<

something must have gotten in the crank case cause i heard a nasty crunch noise followed by the motor dying.

prognosis: motor suffered catastrophic failure due to material entering the combustion chamber and created 3 scores on the cylinder wall, 1 broken transfer port (cylinder wall collapse) and 1 broken piston ring.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:21 PM
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Oh Man Skarrd. That is not good.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:42 PM
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Oh Man Skarrd. That is not good.
nope not at all...

got a new top end coming from zoom bicycles.

cylinder
piston
rings
head and base gasket

this weekend gonna pull the engine off the bike and turn it upside down and shake it to see if anythings still lingering in the crank case.
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