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  1. captain zeldacoon

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    hi everyone. i just ordered my first stock motor kit before finding this website. its really flat where i live and i dont have a car so my bike is my main way of getting around. been thinking of putting a motor on it for a while now and finally committed. glad to be with you guys.
     
  2. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Welcome to the forum...
    SB
     
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods New Member

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    Welcome aboard.

    You ought to enjoy yourself. I'd advise doing a bunch of reading here. Just click on any headline that looks interesting, read until you're losing interest and then repeat.

    The reason is not that these 2 cycle kits are all that difficult. It's just that there are pitfalls to watch out for. Some reading ought tol immunize you.

    Have fun.
     
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Break it in correctly and keep your bolts tight. The rest will fall into place.
     
  5. bill2781

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    welcome to the forums :)
     
  6. captain zeldacoon

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    hey guys so im looking at how the motor will fit after i finish installing it and there isnt quite enough room for the carborator. i had read that these kits will work on a 24" mountain bike but it looks like i'll need to do some adjusting. any tips from the masters on what to do to make it fit?
     

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  7. Southgate Jonny

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    It looks like an offset carb. manifold would do the trick.
     
  8. captain zeldacoon

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    thanks jonny i'll give that a shot
     
  9. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Spooky Tooth used to sell one.
    SB
     
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  11. captain zeldacoon

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    its out of stock... i checked the other vendors on the side too and they dont have them in stock either. dang it
    thanks anyway jonny youre a bro
     
  12. 2door

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    Sorry for the late welcome, Captain. Nevertheless we're glad you've joined our ranks.
    Lots of knowledge here to draw from if/when you need it.
    Good luck with your project. Have fun and ride safe.

    Tom
     
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    Animatronicus New Member

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    I would find a good piece of tubing and cut the manifold and add it in. I think you want the carb to sit pretty level... Right?
     
  14. captain zeldacoon

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    what kind of tubing do you think will work? and where can i get some?
     
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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    Bicycle handle bar tubing will work,get some flat washers to fit the handle bars,shape to fit drill for bolts,good to go................Curt
     
  16. Southgate Jonny

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    Hey CZ. You can post "looking for an offset intake manifold" in the "swap and shop" section. Who knows, one of the members here may have a spare one laying around.
    Best of luck!
     
  17. captain zeldacoon

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    ok so this morning i picked up some tubing from the local autozone. here's my attept at a ghetto flexi-manifold. what do you guys think? its a little long but this is a proof of concept thing i can shorten it later
     

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