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    Damn brakes ! does anyone make good v-brake pads ???

    Have you tried "Kool Stop Salmon Brake Pads"?
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    My Current Problem

    Just be careful not to OVER tighten things, specifically anything that is aluminum. The nut on the drive sprocket is one thing that can be tightened really good, cause none of the parts are aluminum. But be careful with the motor mounts, the intake/exhaust mounts, the screws that hold the motor...
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    My Current Problem

    GREAT! Just make sure you've got the nut on there REALLY tight. Like I said before, I bought a real socket to use instead of the spark plug tool, a socket wrench will get it tighter. I use blue loctite on the threads to help hold it together also...
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    My Current Problem

    Like I said earlier in this thread: 3/32" X 3/8" from Home Depot
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    My Current Problem

    I'm running a woodruff key from Home Depot right now, the size I posted the other day. They had one small enough for the stock keyway, and yours seems to be opened up so....
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    My Current Problem

    Hardware stores generally have a drawer full of woodruff keys in various sizes....
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    My Current Problem

    Woodruff or "sheer" keys come in many (shapes and) sizes. The one in your clutch is a half moon type, I am not sure of the original parts metric measurements and my local hardware stores didn't seem to have metric keys, but I took an original key to the store to compare... I found a half moon...
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    My Current Problem

    That's progress! I'd still bet that once you get that screw out your problem will be revealed and it will be an easy fix. The kits usually give you a spark plug tool that will also remove the nut that holds the drive sprocket on. I found that it's not the best tool to tighten the drive...
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    My Current Problem

    Well, if he sends you another complete kit, THEN you have all the packaging (and parts) to send back to him with the problematic motor..... but he would either have to trust you to send back the bad kit, or you are going have to pay for a new kit and trust he will refund your money when he gets...
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    My Current Problem

    It seems silly to send back "the whole kit" since you have obviously already built the bike, none of the parts are "new" any more and it's a waist of time to disassemble everything. He wont just send you the motor? All that aside, I really think your issues start with that stripped screw...
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    My Current Problem

    It sounds to me like a woodruff key is sheered, either on the big gear side or behind the motor sprocket. If I had to guess I would say it is under the motor sprocket, which isn't all that uncommon to happen, specially if your motor is running rough and jerky, or if you drop the clutch...
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    clutch cable PLEASE HELP!!

    Light oil down the cable housing and having long sweeping bends instead of short quick bends is helpful, and a lot of people add a roller to the clutch cable to lessen the impact of that rather sharp bend between where the cable leaves the motor side cable say and the clutch arm. Without proper...
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    cns carb ! beware!!!

    Re: cns carb...OMFG ! beware!!! mrfubs, solid/correct theory, however, I messed with my CNS carb a lot initially and what I said about the float setting is what happens in reality. Lowering the fuel level in the bowl a bit DOES lean out the mix quite a bit and that was the magic bullet that...
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    cns carb ! beware!!!

    Re: cns carb...OMFG ! beware!!! Bend the tab up on the float so that it closes the needle valve earlier and keeps less fuel in the bowl...
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    cns carb ! beware!!!

    Re: cns carb...OMFG ! beware!!! That's pretty bad, but in general quality control is pretty bad on these motors. This isn't rocket science and they aren't manufactured by high paid skilled workers like in an auto plant, so the quality control is pretty much up to you... If I were you I would...
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    Pulled over in Wisconsin again.

    "He told me that he doesn't agree with the law & he doesn't think that the public should be allowed to ride Motor-Bicycles around on the street" Isn't that the root of the problem... "He" doesn't agree with the law, "He" doesn't want to allow you to ride.... "He" doesn't make the law, he is...
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    My first kit and chain keeps breaking

    Yah, I didn't mean to insinuate that running #41 chain (and no tensioner when possible) is a cure for poor chain alignment or sprocket assembly... It is very important that the rear sprocket is perfectly centered on the rear hub (doesn't bob up and down when spinning) and also side to side...
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    My first kit and chain keeps breaking

    I never rode a Stinger kit, but in general the china chains are garbage. Personally I prefer to ride a #41 industrial chain, you can get it at a good hardware store, farm and fleet, or order on Amazon.com etc. I got mine through Amazon from the AceHardware store on there. #41 chain is really...
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    Lighting from our magneto white wire

    I did something very similar about 2 years ago and it works fine. I was powering 3X 18LED mini-flashlights, only difference is I put rechargeable batteries inside the flashlights so there was some power reserve. It worked great, I was planning on moving over to a high output LED, meanwhile I got...
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    gasbike.net

    I used to email Don Grube in China from time to time but it's been a few years now, so I am a bit in the dark as to where he is in this situation (retired and out of the game or not?) I know back then I heard over and over "two stroke kits will be gone soon", so far it hasn't come to pass and so...