I'm afraid to ride my bike anywhere

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by nogig, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. nogig

    nogig New Member

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    I originally bought my kit to get back and forth to town. Well iv'e put a big 90 miles on it since march. Seems like something always breaks heres whats left my walkin

    REar hub blew (within 20 miles) upgraded to shimano hub
    Flat tire -running thorn proof tubes now
    Carb ears broke off - bought a carb from BGF
    Intake studs stripped- retapped to 1/4-20 thanks Jim
    Chain tensior broke- shortened chain now running no tensioner
    spark plug boot broke- got a SBP wire now

    Seems like i've had maybe three good trips on it. The other bike I built for my neighbor has over 300 miles on it in two months he rides the crap out of it and nothing has broke. just kinda like everytime i ride going whats gonna break next on mine:-||
     
  2. 5446

    5446 New Member

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    I would vote for the chain. Mine has broke twice. I stopped buying wally world chains and havent broke another one yet. I had problems like yours at first but now that I have my bike wired in I dont have those problems. Now my problem is just the motor when I get my new tricked out motor installed the last of my problems (with bikes lol) will be done.
     
  3. Dan

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    Wow Nogig, not fun.
     
  4. taddthewadd

    taddthewadd New Member

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    Well it I have been pretty lucky like your neighbor but it sounds like you are getting all of the bugs worked out. I don't like to ride too far from home myself but others here ride 15+ miles to work.
     
  5. KCvale

    KCvale Active Member

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    It would be helpful to know what bike frame and engine kit you use.
    Both are crucial for reliability.
    A cheap motor kit on a cheap bike is, well, problematic.
     
  6. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    nogig - that's pretty much the list of "standard" faults, once sorted they shouldn't bother you again as yer not just fixing, you're upgrading. Most of the high-milers have had the same issues, they jus' didn't mention it is all :)

    Smack those gremlins around, they'll learn :p
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Yeah, you just have to get some miles on it, work out the bugs and ride that sucka.
     

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