What tools will I need

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  1. mojoman288

    mojoman288 New Member

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    zptWell, I might be buying a 50cc 2 stroke kit real soon, I really want to know all the tools I need, I already have the perfect bike ready, but what are all the tools I need?


    Power Drill......Check
    Blue Loctite......Check....
    anything else?
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    A drill??? I have never used a drill except for the chain tensioner mod I did once.....but could have lived with out it, like the other bunch I built.

    A 10mm wrench or two, some locking pliers, a plug wrench (usually comes with the kit) and a set of screw drivers.

    A chain breaker is a nice addition, but you have to get a decent one, not the wart mart kind.
     
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    GoFastBicycles New Member

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    Timing light wheel balancer lift and a muffler bearing tool.









    Kidding couldn't resist.

    Most important tool is Joe's brain......

    Adam
     
  4. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    For engine mounting and for bike:
    NOTE: you can susbstitute a couple of adjustable wrenches in place of the others
    10mm wrench and 10mm socket or 2 10mm wrenches = all nuts + brakes
    14mm wrench and 14mm socket or 2 14mm wrenches = tensioner bolts + nuts and bike seat
    15mm wrench = bike wheel nuts and for removing peddals
    flathead screw driver = all cover screws and muffler cap
    philips screw driver = carb clamp + carb drain
    Sharp heavy duty wire cable cutters = clutch cable
    large adjustable wrench = only if removing peddal cranks
    Set of allen wrenches = handle bars + brake pads
    Black electrical tape
    Plastic ties
    good Chain breaker/hack or power saw + pliers/punch + hammer/ your choice = chain
    drill and drill bits = optional
    Teflon tape = gastank petcock threads
    high temp tube of Silicone "auto car type" = around intake to carb connection + use on gaskets
    extra fuel line = i use clear line : 3/16" I.D. x 5/16" O.D.
    extra 10mm nuts
    roll of paper gasket for making new gaskets "sold in auto supply or hardware stores"
     
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    Kevlarr New Member

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    If you have one I've found that putting on the sprocket and rag joint with a cordless impact driver works great.
     
  6. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Left out the really big hammer! I like to threaten my projects with harsh words too..laff
     
  7. Cobra GT

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    and a snorfblat pullin hama is a nice addition
     
  8. mojoman288

    mojoman288 New Member

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    Wow thats alot of stuff, How much of that do I ABSOLUTLY need, and what can I bypass?
     
  9. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    The kit will come with fuel line and should have a filter as well
    I would assume that you have been up keeping your own bike or bikes?
    One should have maintaining a bike under there belt!

    With that said this is a fun hobby but comes with a reasonable need for understanding maintenance. That list is a pretty decent list feel free to ask more questions. This is a great forum and folks will help! There are no dumb questions here !

    This is a good read might fill some blanks on things not asked yet!

    http://motorbicycling.com/f30/guide-bicycle-motor-preparation-care-354.html

    If you skim through here there is a ton of info!

    Classic Instructions for Building and Repairing Motorized Bicycle Engine Kits - Bicycle Engine Kit Classic Posts at Motorized Bicycle Forum
     
  10. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Mojoman288 here is a cheap basic tool list:

    Medium size Adjustable cresent wrench
    2 10mm wrenches (you can use a couple of adjustable wrenches but it wont be fun)
    flathead screw driver
    philips screw driver
    wire cable cutters
    Black electrical tape
    Plastic zip ties
    good Chain breaker for 415 chain (or punch and hammer)
    high temp tube of Silicone "from autopart store or section"
    Really big hammer = optional
     
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