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Old 10-18-2016, 03:17 PM
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Hi I'm Dave,

My 13 yr old son and I are building our first motorized bike - a Schwinn OCC chopper (the Spiderweb version). Bought a 66cc motor kit online

Before working on installing the motor, I repacked the wheel bearings and went over the brakes to make sure everything was in good shape. Moved both front and rear brakes to one lever on the right.

After a few difficulties, everything is installed on the bike, just can't get the motor to start. Seems like no spark, but I'm browsing the forum and checking things out. I'll post a message in the appropriate forum if I can't get it going.

I've got a lot of experience working on cars so I'm not going to let a simple 2 cycle beat me.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:56 PM
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Welcome to the forum Dave, glad you joined us.

A Motorized Bicycles is a great father son project glad to hear you and your son are enjoying it.

Without really knowing whats going on the best advice I can give is check to be sure the wiring is correct and if you are using the kill switch be sure it is not shorted out.

Hope you get it figured out if not feel free to ask. Plenty of experienced members here that are more then willing to give a helping hand.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:18 PM
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Got it running tonight. There were 2 problems. The spark plug connector wasn't making good contact. And the clutch wasn't tight enough so it was slipping. Sure felt good to hear it fire up.
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