Threw my kit in the trash!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by 2stroker, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. 2stroker

    2stroker New Member

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    I should have never sold my bee. I just wanted to go a little faster and paid the price for it. I ordered there new kit they just came out with. Im not selling it this time for more speed 30mph is plenty fast enough. Im not gonna bash the kit but it didn't work out for me. Lesson learned! I cant wait to get back on the road. My old bee is still running. My neighbor rides it to work. I tried getting it back but he did go for that..lol
     
  2. 577-Jersey

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    I tried RED loctite on my muffler nuts they still backed out,,the red stuff is only good for like 450F.How,or what brand do you use on the motor studs,exhaust,and all that will hold up to that heat,I may be missing something here?

    Thanks

    Tom :)
     
  3. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Red loctite is a recipe for stripped threads in aluminum of such questionable quality.
    You have been warned.
     
  4. 577-Jersey

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    I only used it on the outside of the studs where the nuts go,,not on the part that threads into the jug but thanks for the warning,,it wont hold up to the heat anyway,if I keep the motor below its top RPM they wont back out,,think i need to look into crank balancing for this one or just ride it slow..lol

    So blue loctite is ok for head/jug studs,,I don't see how it holds up to the heat,,nope I don't??
     
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  5. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I double nutted a motor that had this problem and it solved it. You might also try nylock nuts. As a last resort, you can make a locking nut by SLIGHTLY crushing a regular nut with visegrips to make it harder to turn. Be careful, it only takes a very small amount and too much will strip the stud instead of threading on.
     
  6. 577-Jersey

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    Well I took it about 6 miles tonight to get my dinner with my backpack,,and it was still tight when I got home.My wife was surprised that the food was still hot as far as I went ...lol..I kept it around 23 MPH,,it does not vibrate much there.

    Thanks again for the ideas,,I will try those ASAP,,you have been a great help Mr.Maniac57!!

    Tommy :)
     
  7. Braddo

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    Ha.. I don't hold mine flat out for the same reason.. although it does sound starved for fuel just on power band.

    Man.. these toys are just that.. toys, if you want reliabe go buy a Honda step thru. There was a part of me that never wanted to finish my bikes... I love just tinkering away with it. Keeping them in running condition is all part of the "kit" fun that these bikes are!:-||
     
  8. 577-Jersey

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    Heck yeah,,
    It only took me 20 minutes to go get the food and come home ,,that would have been a long hard walk or pedal ride especially up the big hills.Love these kits!!
     
  9. LR Jerry

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    2 Stroker consider becoming 4 Stroker my friend.
     
  10. kevyleven007

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    I almost threw one of my bikes off a bridge into a river once. Looking back? I should have! Ha
     
  11. zadman2013

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    wheel killer!

    jk.

    I killed 4, myself.
    then I hucked the cns carb....
    then I spent all summer dinking the nt carb...
    now, it's reliable, if I pay CLOSE attention.
    those who want set-and-forget, move on... lol..duh.
     
  12. zadman2013

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    you are from my planet?
     
  13. DeathProof

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    lmao this reminds me of me! last year at this time i started my first build and within a week i had motor mount bolts snap off and the exhaust flew off then countless gas leaks lasted a frustrating 2 months till one day on a ride home the engine just died. i peddled home (swearing all the way) and as soon as i got there i threw the bike against my apartment block dumpster and walked away. now im cooled off after a year now and starting again, this time doing it right. lol you'll be back. its 2 addicting!:-||
     
  14. 2stroker

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    Deathproof! I remember that post. Its is addicting. I remember you saying something like these things a junk i threw mine away..glad to have ya back! What kit did ya go with this time? I changed my mind the next day and ordered another kit..lol..
     
  15. Len455

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    My old 2smoker ran for 3000 miles, I would work on her twice a week. She dumped me twice leaving some sweet scars. Abused the crap out of it and hit 33mph gpsed with just some port matching. I now ride a 4 stroke friction. If you don't want to do work that's the setup you want. I do miss always working on the 2stroke.
     
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    Its like an old Harley,,
    Very fun to work on all week and ride on the weekends!

    Mine doesnt really need much work anymore,,just some snuggin up once in a while.
     
  17. 2stroker

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    Friction drive is def. the best way to go. My setup is 2stroke friction drive and i never have any problems. I dont really care for 4stroke engines. They just dont last for me. How many miles you got?
     
  18. DeathProof

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    lol well that was a grubee that i threw out it was my fault i rushed the build and used everything that came with the kit like the cheap bolts etc and i ran it real hard. this time im replacing everything with quality bolts and loctite lol i jus bought a zb80cc lets see how it goes:)
     
  19. Len455

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    "How many miles you got?"

    I think I'm at about 700 on the odo. Only had to change the oil. Rear tire is about gone though, I have a semislick coming in right now for it
     
  20. LAguyyy

    LAguyyy Super Skilled Master Newb

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    My china girl is like seeing her at a massage parlour, she costs me a couple bucks, is dirty and gets me dirty too. She's dangerous, needs a good drilling or screw deeper and attracts cops, but I ride her everyday because I love her!
     

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