I don't have enough space to mount my carburetor between the engine and the frame

Discussion in 'Mounting Techniques for Bicycle Motors' started by claytoncarpenter8, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. claytoncarpenter8

    claytoncarpenter8 New Member

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    Is there any way I could extend the carburetor witha piece of pipe or anything to make it fit. The reason it does not fit is because I installed the universal U-Mount because my frame was too thick, and that raised the engine, making me unable to install the carb. I have the NTTC Carburetor from my kit.
     
  2. caoboy

    caoboy New Member

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    You might be able to buy an offset intake tube.

    I think I've seen people do that.

    Other than that, it might be a cut turn and weld job.
     
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    post a pic, there may be a better way to mount the motor
     
  4. Davezilla

    Davezilla New Member

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    Definitely post a pic... the last thing you want is to have to use an offset intake... especially if you like going fast...
    Mine had clearance issues and I got mine to fit on with a shorty intake, i had to notch the air filter housing a little tho, but it all fit... barely...
     
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    One of the members here, Powertool, used a copper elbow from the plumbing section of a hardware store. Slice the end going over the intake, and secure it with a hose clamp. Or at least that's what it appears. I plan to try it myself, when I install a motor on my Roadmaster Granite Peak, which is the same make/model bike he built.

    Like everyone else says post a pic!
     
  6. Davezilla

    Davezilla New Member

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    Here's my old RoadMaster granite Peak... The shorty intake fits just fine...

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  7. Tyler6357

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    I did something ugly to get my air filter to fit on. I don't recommend it but it still seems to filter air fine. :)
     

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    Davezilla New Member

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    Yup, that's ugly... but if the filter isn't restricted sometimes that's what needs to be done...
    A shorty intake would solve that problem tho if you can find one, it would put the carb about 1" closer to the cylinder and about 1" lower as well. It will move the powerband up just a little but that could be a good thing depending on how you ride.
     
  9. Tyler6357

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    Yeah, I don't have a short intake, I was considering grinding some off on the bench grinder to make it fit better, but, meh, it's been this way for 100s of miles.
     
  10. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Tell me again how you don't have enough room....
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    Where there's a will. there's a way.


    (This build sold to a female rider minus RM125 pipe btw)
     
  11. Khamsin._.

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    Hey where exactly did you get that fork that you're using on the granite peak? I've been looking all over for a fork of that type.
     
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    I've dealt with this before. I have purchased and built longer intakes but they do seem to rob power. Best thing that I found was the combination of a short "straight shot" intake and an all foam air filter
     
  13. Potato_In_Exhaust

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    Bahahahaha!! For some reason I find that funny as ****!! laff
     
  14. Tyler6357

    Tyler6357 Member

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    I have put on a Billet, "Big-Mouth" Intake Manifold on it since I wrote that and now it fits perfectly.

    brnot
     
  15. Potato_In_Exhaust

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    Good lawd, $35 for that?? Funny how things work right? Like how manufacturers build certain things and it comes out costing the same to them from a 'standard' product to an 'upgraded' product..... like in this case, just opening up the hole bigger and charging 10x more for it or whatever. Was jut thinking.

    Anyway, does that intake give you any kind of performance boost at all?
     
  16. Tyler6357

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    I'm not sure that is the right price, when I got it I paid about $15. I didn't really get much of a noticeable performance upgrade, although, more fuel can flow from the carb so maybe the throttle is more immediate and responsive, I've even flooded it a few times.
     
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  17. el Diablo Guapo

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    this may be may FAVORITE THREAD of ALL TIME! (or just the perfect % of PBR...)

    maniac57 - you remind me of what I luv about this pastime. JUST MAKE IT WORK!!

    and you turned your air filter into a skull! then

    Tyler6357 - That is what I call a true solve! Did you step on it and then stick it on? That is (was) a killer solution


    anyway thanks for reminding me to keep making $#!t up!!

    el
     
  18. Tyler6357

    Tyler6357 Member

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    No, I just smashed it down with my hands, very slowly, so it wouldn't fall apart, it bends quite a bit. However, I have put a short intake on and I got a new filter that fits perfectly since I took that picture.
     
  19. el Diablo Guapo

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    Yeah I noticed you had posted that, but the picture cracked me up
     

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