Finally scored a deal off craigslist!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Kevlarr, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Decided to check out craigslist from work just before coming home and I found an ad for a lightly used complete 66cc motor kit for only $60 and it was only about 2 miles away.

    Looking this thing over there are a lot more differences in kits then I realized. The tank in this kit is huge compared to my original BGF kit and the chain seems heavier then the #41 chain I upgraded to.
    Other cool thing is the studs on this tank are 6mm where the ones on my tank are tiny. Also there's no cable stop for the clutch cable, it's built into the clutch arm.

    Guess there's no more excuses, gotta build another bike now. laff
     

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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That looks like a much older kit... the hole pattern in the sprocket & rag joint looks smaller too.
     
  3. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Probably is, there's no bearing in the tensioner wheel either.

    Compared the tanks side by side today and the one from this kit seems to be about twice the size of mine so longer rides are in my future. laff
     
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    nice, looks like a unique motor kit you got there. hope it runs as good as it looks =)
     
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    Cool Kev, score. Like the petcock. Brass just makes a fuel line look great.

    Bacon grease works great on rusty chains
     
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    Started doing a little work on the motor tonight. Got that chain off and compared it side by side to some #41 chain and it's way bigger, seems to have the same pitch though, reminds me of motorcycle chain. I think the PO may have broken the original chain and put this on because the links that were under the cover were still shiny and new looking. Rolled it up and tossed it into a coffee can full of oil.

    Keep finding odd things about this motor though, thinks like all the machine screws are phillips head like what I see on newer motors but then I run into something like the head studs are only 6mm.

    Pulled the head off to make sure it really was a 66cc (it is), the piston is nice and clean looking, almost no carbon at all and the spark plug was the perfect tan color.

    Started stripping the paint off the side covers in preparation for some polishing. I think I'm going to leave the block black and just polish the covers and buff the paint off the edges of the fins.

    Clutch seems to be in great shape and there was hardly any dust buildup under the cover at all so I think the seller was being honest when he said this motor was in great shape.

    Thinking about slapping it in my old Iguana MTB as a test bike to see how it runs.
     
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    there was this Whizzer last winter in Jacksonville for $175 I think- it was there awhile- I didn't have room for it.
     

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