What spares do you keep on hand?

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  1. nolan_speed

    nolan_speed New Member

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    Hey everyone, I just bought a Bike that's already been assembled with a Chinese 66cc motor and I've been working out the kinks so my girlfriend can use it to commute 6 miles each way to work over hilly terrain.

    First off, what type of spare parts should I keep on hand? I know I'll need a couple extra spark plugs and I was thinking a set of clutch pads as well. Any other parts that go bad often and I should keep on hand?

    Also, I'm about to build a cargo bike and I was thinking that a motor on it would be pretty sweet, so I think I'll order an engine kit for that as well, maybe even a shifter kit in the future. The motor I have now appears to be the "slant head" engine with the spark plug pointing forward rather than straight up, are the "slant head" engines more powerful? Also I noticed that it looks like there are a couple of head gaskets or a thick one on there and I was wondering if anyone has installed a thinner gasket for more compression? Can these cheap engines handle the added power?

    Thanks for the help everyone!
     
  2. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Just order a whole cheap kit for spare parts,its cheaper to get a whole kit than separate parts because of the shipping.
     
  3. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    There's much truth to that Cabinfever, 'cept ya might end up using your "spares" to build another MB... then get another spare parts kit... then build another...

    It's a vicious cycle lol :p
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I have all spares available for awhile....3kits, several other parts, make me an offer for it all.
     
  5. Mind_Reader7

    Mind_Reader7 New Member

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    Order 2 of each gasket as spares
     

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