New builder from Tucson, AZ

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  1. Peter10

    Peter10 New Member

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    I am waiting for my 66cc 2 cycle motor kit to arrive I have a Chinese made Huffy "Key largo" cruiser bike in almost new condition ready to be powered. i have read several great threads to make the job easier and am looking forward to it. Wish me luck!
     

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    Welcome Peter good luck with your build and keep us posted.
     
  3. azbill

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    welcome from FH :)
    good luck !!! ;)
     
  4. city of angels

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    welcome if you need any help i know a good mechanic
     
  5. Peter10

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    My bike is complete it took 5 1/2 hours and went together with little problem. One of the main down tubes was larger in diameter than the motor mount. I had to file a 1/16 of an inch off each side of the tube which I was not crazy about but once I did that it all fit pretty well. The stock fender were too wide and I took them off. I have heard they can be a safety problem anyway. Once put together it started right up. The idle was way to high and I found an air leak at the carb / intake tube. I wrapped some plumbers teflon tape and reattached the carb and now. The idle settled down on the next road test. Lastly I took it for three short test rides. On the third I heard a "pop" sound and the rear tire got all fishy. I found I had poped the inter tube. At closer inspection the metal cord holding the tire to the rim separated created a bulge where the inner tube poked though. The tires were cracked mostly from sitting out side for a couple of years in the hot sun. I replaced both front and rear tubes and tires. The new once are Kevlar reinforced. They should work out better. In looking back maybe a new Walmart bike would have been a better choice. At any rate it runs well. The engine is not too loud. The gear and chain noise is louder. Anyone have a way to reduce that noise? I had it up to 28mph on a level road. I feel better keeping at 20 or lower for safeties sake. Tomorrow I'll try it again with the new tires, that may make a difference. At any rate 20 mph is plenty fast for me. All in all not a bad little project. I'll upload a picture of the finished project in a day or so.
     
  6. kipharley

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    Welcome,Peter.Glad to have another member enjoying their MB keep an eye on things and post if you need any help.Also keep an eye on your rear wheel they have a reputation of falling apart under braking.Kip.
     

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