help in Venice Florida

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  1. hartmut

    hartmut New Member

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    I have purchased a two stroke engine online and am now stuck to shorten the chain and to get this motor started. Is there anyone out there with advice for me as to where I can go to get such help in this area. Or better yet, is there anyone who is in my area with whom I could exchange problems and experience. I see that jmc 25 fl participates in this forum, maybe he can help. Many thanks to all. Hartmut
     
  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

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    You can shorten the chain yourself. :)

    Where did you buy your kit from?
    Is it 415 engine chain?
    Go to a bicycle store or Ace hardware and buy a chain breaker but make sure it works with your chain that is probably wider than bicycle chain.

    If you have a grinder you can grind the pin off and punch the pin through with a nail punch or even a nail to shorten your chain.
    Put the link over the open end of a socket when you drive it through the chain side plate.
     
  3. paul

    paul Active Member

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    welcome to our motorized bicycle community. great to have you with us,. i imagine all the bike stores are closed now so here is a quick video on how to remove links with out a chain tool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlZHNFPZvaw i would highly recommend getting a chain tool. you will use it a lot. great to have you with us
     
  4. hartmut

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    What a great idea Paul. Thanks also to SoCal, I'm on my way to the garage to try this out. I will let you all know how it works out for me. Hartmut
     
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Lots of Floridians on the site. Big Miami vs FL State football game tonight that I plan to watch. I don't know if they have Tractor Supply Center in your part of FL. They sell a nice chain breaker that works on the kit chain.
     

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