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    Need Ideas for Trike

    I bought a brand new Schwinn Meridian Trike and put a 4 cycle engine on the back. It was a bit tricky to make everything fit. A go-kart gear calculator says it will top out at 88 mph, which is way too fast for my blood. As of right now, she will cruise at 25 mph just above idle with the clutch...
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    My Project

    Dan, Thanks for the info. However, my pics do not have a URL. I did email them to myself so how do I get the pictures from my email account to this website?
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    My Project

    Nice looking bike! I can already tell she will be a sweet ride! I have been absent from this forum for the past three months (busy building) and want to show some pictures of my trike. Right now the pictures are on my cellular phone. Anyone know how to get my pictures on this website? Thanks..
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    How do you split the cases?

    Thank you Gentleman. I had to go to Fleet Farm and purchase a small gear puller. Amazing how tight those gears are. Now for the bad news: -1 magneto side bearing destroyed -Magneto side seal is junk -Too many parts and pieces laying on my workbench Now for the good news: I saved money...
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    How do you split the cases?

    The problem is there are too many classic posts. By the time I find it the bicycle will have to be put away and the snowblower will take it's place in the garage. Wisconsin summers are short so I would like to get as much riding time in as possible. Does anyone else know how to split these two...
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    How do you split the cases?

    After a week of cussing......I discovered a bearing fell apart on the crank. How do you pull apart the cases? Everything else is stripped down however I cannot manage to dissasemble the gear side from the clutch side. Help!!!!
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    Your kit reliability experience needed!!! chinese or name brand motors

    One of my main problems was compression. I received this tip from another member yesterday. Go to your local auto parts store and pick up a spray can of the copper gasket spray. Pull the head off along with the head gasket. Spray both sides of the head gasket and wait a few minutes, spray again...
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    My junkyard build TrainTrain

    With all that open space your opportunities are endless. One engine for each wheel? Snowmobile engine? Have fun with it!!
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    Bicycle Motor Refuses to start

    Saddletramp1200 and Bikeguy Joe: Thank you for the torque advice. You can have the best fuel and spark, but without compression an engine will never start. Off to Auto Zone after work to pick up some Copper Coat...great advice!! I will let the forum know if this solves the problem. Like I...
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    Trouble shooting the bicycle engine that won't start

    Thank you. Also, I am having some starting issues. Do you know what the head bolts should be torqued at? What kind of compression should the cylinder have? I am thinking I have reduced compression. There is plenty of fuel coming from the carberuator when the plug is in and ignition when the...
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    Trouble shooting the bicycle engine that won't start

    Does anyone know of an NGK, Bosch, Champion, etc.....spark plug replacement for the China made spark plug that came with my 80cc kit? What is the proper (recomended) gap? Thanks...(c)
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    Bicycle Motor Refuses to start

    I installed my new 80cc kit two weeks ago. Now I am having starting problems. Does anyone know what the head bolts are supposed to be torqued at? How about the compression coming out of the spark plug hole. When I place my thumb over the plug hole there is very little force from compression...