Newb in motorized bicycle

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  1. vwron65

    vwron65 New Member

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    Ron here from Delaware..just started building my project bike..it's a huffy cruiser cranbrook from Walmart for $75.00.. not a bad deal. This site did helped me out alot. i will post some pictures as soon as i find out how to post pictures here. i also seen a lot of cranbrook builders here. pino.
     
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    Welcome to the forum biker!
     
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    thanks guys.. this forum have alot info for newb like me. i'm glad i found it.
     
  5. KCvale

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    You will face some challenges with the Cranbrook, but it can be made to work.
    My first build was a Cranny, I learned a lot.
    Just keep in mind that a $75 bike will start showing it's quality issues soon is all.
    It is certainly a pretty bike to get your feet wet with however, and you will learn a lot from it.

    Just some tips...

    If you use the Extended Mounting Kit you can give the front tube a little squeeze with channel locks to get the studs buy like this.

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    That is corded tire sidewall in between the gap, but all that really matters is the stud on the right passes by, that will keep your motor from twisting left.

    Another issue will be the spoke mount sprocket.

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    All I did was just flip the sprocket over and not use the sprocket side rubber.
    It lines up and runs for awhile, a few hundred miles anyway.

    Welcome and best of luck on your new build, you picked a challenging bike to start with.
    If you have questions try the Search here on 'Cranbrook' as you are far from the first ;-}
     
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    Well, i finished the bike and i am ready to test this beast tomorrow. I hope everything goes to plan. This bike is my prototype for my new found hobby. Thanks for all the support.
     
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    Good Luck.Keep us posted!
     
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    I took it for a run and i know i'm gonna have to adjust the carb. It keeps cutting off when i try to open it up. I also noticed that the carb has this little tube and is it suppose to have fuel dripping out of it?
     
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    Well, i am happy with my set up for now. I think an improvement in the near future is a must. I'll just take it little by little.
     
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    Sounds like you have an air leak around the intake.that's could be why it cuts out when you give it some.Tube on the carb?could you explain that better? Kip
     
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    Picture 015 tubes.jpg my carb is much better now with a few adjustment i made..but still dont know anything about the tubes on it.
     
  12. HybriDatsun350

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    First of all, you want your carb to be as level as possible. Second, I'm pretty sure that tube is the bowl overflow tube. I haven't worked on these carbs yet as I'm just getting into this, but I'm pretty sure that's what it is. Leveling out the carb will most likely solve your "leak".
     
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    Yes those are for over flow.........
     
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    I know this is an old post but I have the same carb shown in that picture. My tube does leak a bit. Is this normal? How about when the petcock for the fuel is off? An instruction with pictures on how to adjust this carb specifically would be greatly appreciated if this is necessary.
     
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    Welcome to the forum techtiger, glad you joined us. Here are some links for you..

    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=30169

    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=31685

    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=24797

    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=32666

    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=23450
     

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