Chin up. We've all had problems. When the thing is running right it sort of makes up for the down time so hang in there. Why did you have to order a new tensioner bolt? That should be a hardware store item.Nothing I can't handle, it's just annoying. I had a persistent clicking sound coming from the rear wheel and had a stripped stud hole on the intake. I finally figured out that the clicking was because I didn't have enough clearance between the sprocket bolts and the coaster brake arm, and I got a helicoil into the intake. I then started reassembly only to find out that the bolt on the chain tensioner had stripped. So I am now waiting for the part to arrive. Just aggravation, that's all. =/
Wow, Venice. I'd forgotten about those bells. Thanks for the memory and reminder. And you're right about hanging it low. I remember guys used to hang them so they would just barely clear the ground. I still see one occasionally but the rider always has a lot of grey in his beard.Old school bikers have a old superstition where they hang a tiny brass bell on their Harleys to keep the "Gremlins" off their bikes!
My Harley has a bell & so do all my personal motorbicycles...
(hang the bell as low to the ground as possible.)
Ebay sellers sell the same engines as Spookytooth!!! It's all a roll of the dice...The helicoil stripped. I'm scrapping the engine. I will use it for a core refund from Spookytooth if they allow it once I save save enough pennies to buy a new engine from them. No more ebay junk for me!!.