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  1. Norman

    can't find an answer then ask here someone may be able to help!!

    A back fire can also shear the magneto rotor key.
  2. Norman

    I'm having trouble getting the engine to start and idle

    What is your fuel mix? I run 40 to 1 syn. oil and plain ol cheap regular gasoline. There is a bunch of guys in your area you need to get with them, it's easier if you have someone that is knowledgeable to help you hands on.
  3. Norman

    Internal Magneto problem?

    Lot of times the mag coil or the cdi is blamed for it running nasty or not at all. There's other things that can cause a problem that isn't obvious. What does your spark plug look like? did you check it's gap before use? or just put it in the head? What ratio oil to fuel you using? do...
  4. Norman

    Squeeky Clutch

    The short shaft and the ball need greased. This is inside of the main shaft so to get to it you need to remove the left side cover over the drive sprocket.
  5. Norman

    can't find an answer then ask here someone may be able to help!!

    check this out http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=13953 read through it try one thing at a time to trouble shoot your problem.
  6. Norman

    fall from grace

    Good to hear your still building and riding. I wondered what you've been up to. Norman
  7. Norman

    Casting Metals

    I would not get a combo or a 3 in 1 machine. From what I've heard the combo machines will do lathe and mill work but not as well as a dedicated machine will do.
  8. Norman

    Casting Metals

    No need for any heat treating the gears are aluminum. What killed the original gear, was abuse from a previous owner. This gear had all the teeth worn badly and 2 teeth were almost gone.
  9. Norman

    Casting Metals

    Finished gear. Did I make any money doing this? Probably not. Did I have a good time YES! I also made a guy very happy with a gear he could not buy. Would I do it again? sure, I like making this kind of stuff. Hope you enjoyed this. Norman
  10. Norman

    Casting Metals

    Milling the gear to it's width. This could have been done on the lathe, I just wanted to do it on the mill. The gear blank is set up on the rotary table for machining the circular shape with the two nubs( tits for you dirty minded guys). All the hard stuff is over, just need to drill...
  11. Norman

    Casting Metals

    Boring the gear to 1.000" Another shot of boring the gear to size. I cut off the short shaft that was cast on the gear blank as it was only used for holding the part while work was being done on it. Now it's no longer needed so off it comes. machining the face of the gear to match the old...
  12. Norman

    Casting Metals

    Gear blank set up in the mill with the dividing head There needs to be 62 teeth cut on the blank. First cut only 61 more to go I'm about 1/4 of the way there. The cutting tool is home made along with the dividing head. All the teeth are done, it came out good! Now to get rid of...
  13. Norman

    Casting Metals

    Here's a project cast a gear blank and make a new gear for a lathe. This gear can no longer be bought. If you could it would cost $170.00. The guy I made this gear for insisted on paying for this gear same price as if he'd bought it from Sears. So now the heat is on me to make it, and make it...
  14. Norman

    Albuquerque?

    You could maybe set up a Breaking Bad ride... show where the show was filmed, I'd like to see that cause I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad.
  15. Norman

    Piston problems

    you should have needle bearing on the rod only. one set at the bottom end of the crank and one set on the piston end on the wrist pin. The bearing on the crank are ball bearings. That photo you had of the mystery metal looked to me just like a pin that's pressed into the piston to stop the...
  16. Norman

    Piston problems

    That is a piston ring retainer pin, could be they pressed in 2 in one retainer hole instead of one, it took a while for it to work loose. If you look inside of the piston's skirt you may see the hole it came out of. It would be at the same location as where there's already a ring locator pin...
  17. Norman

    engine suddenly quit

    This may or may not help you with a spark plug boot and wire. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=5899
  18. Norman

    no more get up n go

    When you have the engine idling and open the throttle does it die? or just stay at idle? air breather is another name for air filter.
  19. Norman

    no more get up n go

    couple of thing might be wrong. throttle cable broke? if you remove the air cleaner and work the throttle from closed to wide open you can see the throttle slide open and close looking in the carb. should also be able to see the slide needle when it's wide open. Did the main jet fall out of carb...
  20. Norman

    No start wonder!

    You shouldn't have a problem with what's in the carb bowl for a couple of days, but you can drain the float bowl on some carbs or you can remove the float bowl to empty it.