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Old 06-14-2013, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by HardcoreHadaway View Post
I got some tools this morning and now almost everything is mounted. I broke the 14 dollar dremel but it did cut the 2 bolts I needed it to.The engine mounted with some help of the 3 dollar rubber mallet. I was able to get the peddle and crank to clear the exhaust by about quarter inch without bending it at all. The rear sprocket is mounted and as true as I am going to get it. I bet there is a better way then these pieces of rubber squeezing the spokes... Clutch is on but the cable needs to be shortened. The throttle is together but I need to get a drill to make the hole in the handle bar, also that cable needs to be cut to the right length. Carburetor is together and mounted to engine and the coil is mounted with a couple zip ties.

The gas tank has an issue as the bolts are not long enough to reach the brackets... a fat top tube. I am going to solve this with different brackets that can bend around to reach the bolts. The only other thing is the chain... Everything looks like it lines up but only time will tell. Tomorrow I have to work so only a few hours in the morning to see if the chain will spin.
Hey Hardcore, Welcome to the forum. I think you will find this is the right place to be as your build progresses. But, Now that you have introduced yourself this may not be the thread you need, as 2door has already suggested, figuring out problems you may have with your build. There's not many questions that haven't already been asked, and answered, somewhere on this forum. Once you start using the search button I think you'll find it addictive.
Good luck with your build and please don't be afraid to ask any question at all, Simply search for the proper thread for it. You may find your answer without even having to ask it.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:19 AM
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Thanks Fat Daddy, you are right. I learned so much from other threads I am tentative about firing it up. The tips and tricks thread gave me some ideas of stuff to do. Clearly it's easier to do things to a clean engine. Now I have to clean the clutch and grease the gears, clean the magneto, and fiddle with carburetor. Have you heard about adding oil to the air filer? And yes the site can be addicting.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:45 PM
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oh, one more thing. if that tensioner doesnt seem to spin freely you may need to add a spacer and or washer to get it to roll smoothly.
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