Engine prep

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 7 07:53:38 PDT 2009

Break it down. No big deal.  The bearings are probably fine, but it's 
not that much work. If it spins around freely it's going to run. It has 

On Oct 7, 2009, at 7:49 AM, Wendell Crain wrote:

> The part I forgot to mention is the guy I bought this off of had it
> sitting in the garage for 2 years. So a minimum of 2 years has gone by
> without any moving parts.
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 8:59 AM, Wendell Crain <wendellcrain at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> Good morning!
>> I recently picked up an engine and bits. My plan is to put together a
>> track-only bike for my son. The person I bought the engine from didn't
>> really know the history of it, he got it as a spare just-in-case. It
>> had canabalized for some screws and a cam chain guide. I've rounded up
>> replacements for the missing parts that I've seen. What kind of prep
>> should I do for this to get it ready to start? Is there something that
>> can be done easily and cheaply to make sure it's going to run? Then if
>> necessary, do a tear down and replace bearings and what-not?
>> Thanks!
>> Wendell

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