Recent content by Dryheatbob

  1. Dryheatbob

    Stumbled on this Speedway racer and thought I'd share...

    You got it! I’ve heard another single cylinder Sporty and it sounds Like a old school turn of the century bike. And weird, like it’s got a fouled plug.
  2. Dryheatbob

    Stumbled on this Speedway racer and thought I'd share...

    It's a speedway racer from Australia. Thought it'd make a nice looking tribute bike.
  3. Dryheatbob

    So why does no one sell a matched carb/exhaust setup?

    That is some nice high end stuff right there. Never saw that site before.
  4. Dryheatbob

    So why does no one sell a matched carb/exhaust setup?

    A basic(really basic) rule I’ve always applied to engines is the faster it moves air/fuel through it the more power it can develop. Yup. Basic. One of the easiest ways to gain power on these little motors of ours is to replace the carb and exhaust with ones that will do the above more...
  5. Dryheatbob

    Found this gem on the web this morning...

    The production quality alone makes it a great watch- and the guy is darned entertaining! I Built a Mountain-Climbing Motorcycle for $200
  6. Dryheatbob

    My back wheel won't roll freely unless my spark plug is removed

    I’m a new guy here so I may be off base but when you roll the bike with the spark plug removed is the engine turning over? If you are also pulling the clutch lever I’d say you need to make a adjustment of the clutch plate itself. Really don’t think it’s a fuel/spark issue. Someone much more...
  7. Dryheatbob

    She's ALIVE!!!

    thanks for the kind words. Not sure if it is a Fito frame; the donor bike is a 10 year old Greenline. I do know the frame is steel.
  8. Dryheatbob

    She's ALIVE!!!

    IT IS ALIVE!!! Just took a shake down run through the neighborhood and everything is tight and functioning like it should. Definitely a different feel than the Harleys i grew up on but man! Once the wind is in my hair...I can see the addiction to these things!
  9. Dryheatbob

    She's ALIVE!!!

    Thar we go! Got the rest of it together after my earlier post. Just need a handful of zipties and fuel. Completed pic in the morning...
  10. Dryheatbob

    She's ALIVE!!!

    Spent the morning tearing down the bike- greasing everything that needed it, adjusting the brakes, gear shift, etc, after spending last night going through the engine and dry fitting everything. Hopefully have it rolling for real by tomorrow!
  11. Dryheatbob

    Piston installed backward from factory?

    Pins aren't visible. Sounds like I'm good to go. Thanks.
  12. Dryheatbob

    Piston installed backward from factory?

    Lol- thanks. Torquing the head down was on my list of things to go through before firing it up. Appreciate the response!
  13. Dryheatbob

    Piston installed backward from factory?

    Hey all- just started going through my engine(Zeda firestorm 80). Took the head off to make sure the piston moved freely(it does) and it looks like the piston is backward. The arrow is facing the intake port and as near as I can remember the arrow is supposed to face the exhaust port, isn't it...
  14. Dryheatbob

    New builder- looking for opinions on these engine kits

    Hi- looks like my post may be locked down- mods would you unlock it or if I’ve done something wrong let me know? Thanks!