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  1. GraingerDoodTim

    GraingerDoodTim New Member

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    Hey All, new to this forum but not all that new to motorized bikes. Have a kulana moon dog bike frame with a 80cc or 66cc or 55cc or 77cc, or whatever they are now, engine on it. it was green then I stripped it and thought it would be the best if it was bare metal. Then i got a look at it and realized i was mistaken. So last weekend i cleaned it real good, primed it a couple times, sanded it once and rattle canned some nice deep blue coats on it. finished it up with some red on the stuff i needed to bolt back onto the blue frame and called it a day. looks more proper now than it did. Will post picture when i figure out how.
     
  2. Ilikeabikea

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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us. You'll have to make a few posts before you can upload pictures. Cuts down on spammers doing it that way. We have lots of fun here and there's a ton of info........................
     
  3. deacon

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    nice to see more new faces around. Welcome and good luck
     
  4. Fisher

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    hey this is my first post, im taking a 49cc engine off an abandond mini bike.
    Do I need to get some kind of sproket, and if so how do i know which one to get?
     
  5. Cabinfever1977

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    can you take the sprocket off the wheel of the mini bike,or just take the whole wheel.
     
  6. Dan

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    Howdy Tim, welcome. I have a Kdawg. Makes for an awesome MB. Great quality for so lil $.
    My wife calls it the "electric Avocado" snork

    2nd and last pic is with a bent seat post (made by 2 Door) really makes for a good dawg and ride.

    Post lots of pics when ya can.
     

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    Howdy Fisher, welcome. do you know the RPM of the engine? Have to figure out the gear ratio and all. Here is a link to Dax's parts page with sprockets. Many places to get them but have to know what you want for speed and power. ENGINE_KIT_PARTS_PAGE_2

    Above, do a search for "gear ratio" Lots of information.
     
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    make sure your wheel sprocket you get matches the engine sprocket and chain size.
     
  9. Fisher

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    thanks for some replies
    There is no sprocket for me to take off of the mini bike.
    I can't figure out what the rpm of the engine is
    but ill check that stuff out
    Thanks!!
     
  10. Dan

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    Might be able to find some info online with any #'s found on the engine. Just a thought. Google is a DIYer's friend! If there are any or branding, post em here. Is amazing how well versed folks here are.

    Never easy, but always fun...
     
  11. Fisher

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    found the number stamped on the engine, typed it in some different search engines and got nothing. What kind of sprocket would give me the most speed?
    I Can take some pictures so everyone can see what i'm working with.
     
  12. Dan

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    Pics always help. But is almost impossible to do the math with out knowing the RPM. Could spend lots of $ and find out it is 7,800 when you planed for 3600 RPM or versa vice.

    What are the numbers and where are they on the engine? #s on the carb will give clues. Not great ones but would narrow things a bit. I have a buddy who is a second generation lawn mower/small engine guy and will ask him if we can't find any thing online.

    Don't give up! This is just part of the party that is motorized bicycle riding.


    dance1 <- you after 1st ride...

    snork
     
  13. Fisher

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    ok so i can't find any information about the 49cc engine i have but is there a general sprocket i
    can get that is made for speed, if so where can i get it?

    what is the average price for a sprocket with a mounting kit?
     
  14. Fisher

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    oh sorry i didnt read the last post before i started typing.
    I do have some numbers that came off the engine, they are 04102746 its stamped on the block close to where the engine mounted to the mini bike.
     
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    Do i need an idler pulley,whats it for?
     
  16. Dan

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    Howdy Fisher. Sorry for not getting back to this b4 now. I lost the thread. When drive chains are new, they stretch a good bit so while breaking in a new chain, I use a tensioner. Helps with making install easy and having a safe and right lengthened drive chain. Many folks think I am wrong on this but after that, I do away with them. Really, most folks think this is wrong so take it with a grain of salt.

    I looked at many web pages searching for that #, but found nothing. Could use a tach to figure out the RPM. I have never done that but should work great. Thinking about it, would give you truer numbers then what the manufacture might tell you. Not saying they would lie, but with a used engine, might differ. Even with new, I dunno how close it would be. Cool thing to study, thanks! There is a thread on tachs. here is one that was mentioned;

    Digital Hour Meter and Tachometer | Hour Meters + Gauges | Northern Tool + Equipment
     

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