Hello from michigan

Venice Motor Bikes

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I agree with Greg about the choke...
My method is to pedal fast while holding the throttle wide open & then reach over with my left hand & slowly move the choke lever up & down until I hear the engine start to come to life.
 
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Jett40

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I'd also like to say that that's a great looking bike!!!

Those old Schwinns are still my favorite bikes to motorize! (^)
Thanks for the advise guys.
I do play with choke on cold starts, I guess I feel it shouldbe easier but I really don’t have anything else to compare, I don’t no anyone else with a motorized bike.
 

Jett40

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Thanks for the advise guys.
I do play with choke on cold starts, I guess I feel it shouldbe easier but I really don’t have anything else to compare, I don’t no anyone else with a motorized bike.
Thanks for the compliment on the bike.
 

JerryAssburger

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Thank you, It is fun, top speed is 24mph.
Depending on how hilly your area is, (Salem is pretty flat), you might want to experiment with a 36T sprocket on the back. In my experience, it made the 20- 25mph range MUCH less frantic, vibration-wise, and top speed was over 30mph. I'm a 245lb fat guy, by the way.
 

Jett40

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Depending on how hilly your area is, (Salem is pretty flat), you might want to experiment with a 36T sprocket on the back. In my experience, it made the 20- 25mph range MUCH less frantic, vibration-wise, and top speed was over 30mph. I'm a 245lb fat guy, by the way.
Very flat in the area that I live in, bike does vibrate a lot until it starts to really come alive. Thanks for the suggestion of the 36t ill get one the next time I buy parts. Rear sprocket screws loosen often, I applied lock tight to them but still come loose.