Well, I done Ticked off my wife yesterday!!! And it's your all's fault!!!!!
Just kidding, about the "your all's fault" part.
I just finished building my first motorized bicycle last weekend with the kids. I had so much fun with kids building it, I needed that rush again this weekend. But more on my level. The Mr.Gadget Level.
I looked on CraigsList, and found a used Schinn MB, not running for $100. I had no choice but to go look at it.
The problems with the bike were in my opinion small. A flat front tire, a bald rear tire showing tons of thread to the second layer, broken front motor mount bolts in the case, missing rear motor mount bolts, blown bottom head gasket, no intake gasket. Dirty and SMELLY!!!!
So what did I do, I ripped it apart. all the way down to removing the piston and rings to get rid of the carbon build up. Gave the bike a Goo Gone bath. and checked every nut and bolt. $50 in parts between AutoZone, Ace Hardware, and Wally World, an entire afternoon of my time, and around 7pm, she fired right up!!
(My wife calls me Mr.Gadget for a reason)
My justification for this bike to my wife, was that the first one was so fun, that now one of the boys and I can share that fun time together!!!! And we did, Today, two of us road 12.5 miles, just to enjoy a Sunday afternoon riding to the parts store to get a new spark plug. And it was FUN!!
During this build, I descoverd GOO Gone does wonders to remove old greasy stains, and saw everything inside one of these engines. I was surprized to see the clutch pucks were in good shape, although I might replace them anyways later because I hear a slight squeel,,,,,,,, or mabe I should lose some weight!!!!!! LOL !!!!
I think onece I get the wife to ride the darn thing,,,,, I'll have reason to Build #3!!!!! I want a Jack Shaft Kit on a Full Suspention Bike!!!
Loads of Fun Guys. Oh, by the way, After cleaning the bike and engine, It looks out right new. and runs perfect, Idle, cruise, and WOT!!!
Mr.Gadget, and sons.