OK I'll Admit it....my kit.....

Pablo

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Here's the kit I bought: Ebay kit

It's just OK. I rarely buy Chinese junk anymore, but I made a large exception here. I think what bugs me is the seller's loose literary license on the descriptions. Especially about the instructions.rotfl

My problem is that I have no frame of reference. If you want to shoestring it, this may be the way to go, unless you can find comparable for less dough($). If you can spend a bit more, contact one of the vendors here. And you can do as I plan, upgrade bits from the suppliers.
 

paul

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i did the same thing pablo and if i figured in all the stuff that needs to be changed and i need to change i really did not save at all. live and learn is all we can do
 

RedB66

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Pablo, if you email me I have complete instructions with pictures on pdf file that I will send to you via email if you like.
 

Pablo

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Thanks for the instructions - amazingly those are almost exactly like the ones that came with my kit - only like a different Chinese revision. Too funny! Your kit either came from the same place or it's typical Chinese copy everything.
 

deacon

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I think they same directions came with every kit. Very vague generalized ones. Mine were so bad that I installed the carb throttle upside down and the c clip got sucked into the engine. I had to take the engine apart and install new rings. God what a nightmare. No matter what the quality of the engine is, it has to be a hundred times better than the directions.

I'm hoping that with all the posts combined on here we might be able to glean one really good set of directions. It would be our gift to mankind.
 

deacon

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Mine doesn't have a dished out side. It is perfectly flat which drove me nuts trying to decide what the heck dished out meant in chinese.
 

Norman

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Darn that's funny! I still don't know chinese and never will. My buddy and I were going to do a video on building a bike I decided I didn't want to cause my language would be mostly 4 letter words I get a little nasty when working on things and have been known to talk to them. I can see you holding a perfectly flat sprocket and wondering which side is dished. LOL ! Maybe a good comedie "build a bike with instruction no one can understand".rotfl
Don't take this personal its just struck me as being funny.(^)
Norman
 

deacon

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None taken I honestly did sit there wondering what the heck they were talking about for a few seconds. thought maybe I should send the whole kit back. Now i know darn well I should have lol...
 

deacon

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I have been thinking and you know what we need to do.. Take that stock set of instructions and then insert in red things they should have told you but didn't... then post it on the web.

I think that would be the best thing we could do as a community service.
 

paul

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we are actually putting something togather well chris hill is with good photo's. take a look at the sprocket one we posted and it will be a series like that on how to build you motorized bicycle
 

deacon

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yes but you have to come here first. Finding us is the problem I expect. Unless there is a good google search listing.
 

paul

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we are moving up in the google search listings nicely. real nice on yahoo search. msn has not listed us yet
 

Norman

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I'll have to make the how to make cable ends post here sometime I don't have the pictures and will have to make new ones. If you want a simple how to with pictures let me know. I also have a way to get a headlight and taillight that really works off the white wire but don't have the pictures any more on thise either:confused:rotfl:-||?? should have saved them. I might make a picture story on building a boost bottle if your interested.
Norman