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Old 11-06-2011, 12:38 PM
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Two things come to mind. First is did you check out the plug to see if it is any good? 2nd if you get no spark it's very possible that the blue wire solder connection to the magneto is bad. There's a way to check this with an ohm meter. Search the site for info on how to check and repair. Was there a new wire on the CD? If it's the old wire that could be the problem, too. It's made in a toy factory from 6 pieces to replace what we do with 3. Failure rates are high for these pieces. sick bike parts has a good replacement plug setup and a nice NGK B6HS plug to go with it, although a B5HS might be better for the cold.
Thanks Dave.

I did replace the plug. O'Reilly didn't have the NGK, so I got a Champion. The plug wire has been replaced from a working Chevy motor that I have, so I know it works.

I'm going to pull the plug and check for spark. I used my ohm meter and checked the magneto, and it checked out OK. The old CDI had no continuity between either of the wires and the plug wire, so I bought another one.

I'm going to reduce the plug gap and see if it may just have a weak spark, and I'll go from there.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:20 PM
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No, the Amerityres are a lot better and thicker, I think, but the Nu-Tech (different brand, different design) are good too.

The Nutechs are very light though! You can see both product lines at Flat Free with NoFlatTires The ones on my wife bike are sold as Nutech Raptor 2.00 x 26. I had a pair of Ameritire 26x 1.95 but lost one from my truckbed.

The Nutechs have 2 nylon "beads" inside the foam that hold compression. The Amerityre are solid polyurethane that looks more like a rounded pneumatic tire, and "snap" onto the rim bead hooks. Both are good, but I like the Ameritires better.

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Those are those Amerityres, right HCS?
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:25 PM
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Try this one , made for 2 cycle outboard engines
http://www.amazon.com/Champion-821-L.../dp/B000CSREVI


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Thanks Dave.

I did replace the plug. O'Reilly didn't have the NGK, so I got a Champion. The plug wire has been replaced from a working Chevy motor that I have, so I know it works.

I'm going to pull the plug and check for spark. I used my ohm meter and checked the magneto, and it checked out OK. The old CDI had no continuity between either of the wires and the plug wire, so I bought another one.

I'm going to reduce the plug gap and see if it may just have a weak spark, and I'll go from there.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:29 PM
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Well, I checked everything out...Good reading on the magneto, plug is OK...

I checked the new CDI with my ohm meter...It's time for the peanut butter, because that thing is toast!

I should have just made one instead of ordering from LEB!

Plus, I think the seal behind the magneto is leaking.

Oh well, it is definitely a learning experience!
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:15 PM
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I don't recommend the nutechs foam tires for roller drive. The "rubber" seems to be too soft for this, and the tire does not have much for the roller to grab. It is chewing the tire some, but I am going to run it anyway. Wife likes them and doesn't want to change them. We will see what happens if the "knobs" wear down to the rest of the tire. I expect it will work really good then, if the tire doesn't crack up first. Wish me luck.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:18 PM
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I imagine that will be an issue with the Amerityres as well, but I also agree that once those knobs are gone and you have a street slick on that wheel, it should be phenomenal with a roller.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:54 PM
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On my daily commuter, I installed a chain tensioner. I used a grooved skateboard wheel, some nuts, bolts and a piece of scrap metal.

On my Trek/Staton/NV?Mits bike, I replaced worn handlebar grips and brake pads. Both chains are rusty, so that's next to replace.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:11 PM
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Skate Board Wheels are the best IME . Silky smooth.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:59 PM
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On my daily commuter, I installed a chain tensioner. I used a grooved skateboard wheel, some nuts, bolts and a piece of scrap metal.

On my Trek/Staton/NV?Mits bike, I replaced worn handlebar grips and brake pads. Both chains are rusty, so that's next to replace.
So you replace the roller on the stock tensioner with skateboard wheels?
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:09 AM
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No, I made the tensioner from scratch. I don't have the HT engine. Mine is center-framed Tanaka.
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