Newbie needs help

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  1. Tnicoson9547

    Tnicoson9547 New Member

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    I just bought a huffy cranbrook with a motor on it and the guy didn't know nothing about it I was wondering if someone would help me figure out what I got please
     
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    crassius Well-Known Member

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    pictures help
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Pictures will definitely help. But you won't be able to post photos until you make a few more posts.

    In the meantime, read through a bunch of threads and you'll probably get an idea of which motor it is etc.

    Also, you can let us know if it is running and how well, any problems etc.
     
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    Sorry here I hope this helps
     
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    Ok it's hard to pedal and it feels like there too much tension on the clutch also I was wondering where to buy wheel bearings and what is the best kind thank y'all so much for the help
     
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    Hard to pedal? Could you expound on that a little? Do you mean pedaling with the engine off and clutch disengaged? Or is that when you're trying to start the engine?

    For wheel bearings, I recommend that you start by just greasing them. I believe the Shimano cb-E110 hub fits the same as the Cranbrook rear hub, so you can just swap the guts out and have a much higher quality rear coaster.

    The best thing to do is to crawl through all the subforums and read the applicable sticky topics, read the FAQ, and watch an install video on YouTube. That can give you a real understanding of how it all works (without having to actually install it)
     
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    Thank you so much for the advice yes it's hard to pedal with the clutch disengaged and the engine off feels like somethis with the chain tension
     
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    Loosen the chain from the motor, if you have to add a half link while your at it engage the clutch and pull the chain to feel if its binding up from the motor it should be fairly smooth. The brass screw on the clutch is how I adjust mine.
     
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    Sweet thank you so much for the advice how do you tell if it 4 stroke or 2 stroke
     
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    I got it fixed thanks guys now if I can just figure out what kinda gas to run in it I'll be good to go
     
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    does it have oil fill/drain holes? if it does, it's a 4 stroke.
    if it doesn't, it's a 2 stroke and you have to mix the oil in the gas.
     
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    If I were a betting man, my money is on 2 stroke kit. This is based on the manual clutch you described, as I don't know of a manual clutch for a 4 stroke kit. Now, there is a 4 stoke manual clutch made by 3d motorsports, but it's highly unlikely that you have that one. Pre mix some 32:1 gas/oil and go to town. Then the real fun will start (trying to troubleshoot it every 20 miles)
     

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