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Old 07-27-2011, 03:14 PM
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Hey everyone, I am brand new to the site and this is my first build. I bought the skyhawk 66cc kit and put it on a beach cruiser. With all the little stuff worked out we took the bike out and it started right away. we stoped it then ran it again and it came back with the chain tensioner all the way down and the chain broke in half from hitting the gear. Is this a tensioner problem? IF so whats the fix. I have tried tightening it but it seems to just spin and will not stay in position. Please help for this newbeeee.
Best bet is to mill a tensioner out of a skateboard wheel. Works amazing. Do a quick search and you should find it.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Installed new handlebars and grips. The bike looks a bit more like a early 1920's cruiser for sure now. I haven't ridden it yet but I bet the handling is quite a bit different.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:11 PM
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installed a new leatherette seat with cool looking stitching
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:36 PM
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I tightened up my motor mounts on my 1st build to get rid of vibration. Did all the fab work for my 2nd onyx 29" cruiser and painted everything black. Tomorrow is assembly day.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:42 PM
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Installed the new Delorto SLA Clone and .68mm (0.027") jet kit I got from Piston Bikes, fired it up and rode... Smooth as whipped butter.

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Old 07-28-2011, 10:05 PM
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I installed a 10 buck eBay alarm. It's awesome I guess
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:35 PM
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finished (mostly) rebuilding the bike I'm motorizing. It's a Schwinn cruiser. I just painted it flat black and kept the red cables & red handlebar mount. Looks pretty cool. Just gotta attach the rear derailleur cable & I'm ready to start on the motor stuff.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:47 PM
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I have a z50 engine kit I haven't done anything to yet. While looking at the Clutch side I notice there seems to to a gap between the gasket and engine. I take the cover off and ewww it looks like a Mountian tarrain Along the edges. Should I take my metal eating drimil to it or use sand paper? It even cut in the gasket, I will have to use gasket sealant I believe.

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:55 PM
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I have a z50 engine kit I haven't done anything to yet. While looking at the Clutch side I notice there seems to to a gap between the gasket and engine. I take the cover off and ewww it looks like a Mountian tarrain Along the edges. Should I take my metal eating drimil to it or use sand paper? It even cut in the gasket, I will have to use gasket sealant I believe.

Put it on a flat surface and dress it with medium grit paper... No need to seal clutch cover...
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:59 PM
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I put a clear belt guard on my badazz Predator in frame FD build. Luv that open primary look.
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