[Kartbuilding] Hey

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Tue Mar 20 11:50:22 GMT 2007


With practice is it easy enough to get the motorbike engine into neutral. 
I also connected up the Neutral Indicator LED, which basically just works 
via a simple switch on the gearbox, and it helps show me exactly if Im in 
neutral or not.

As for the engine - its a bit pricey, although it does look very clean. 
Its also going to cost $79 for shipping, so the total cost will be $380. I 
would be more of the opinion of getting a very cheap, if not broken 
motorbike engine and fixing it up!
The first motorbike engine I got: I had to buy the whole motorbike!! It 
was worth it however, as I got to use loads of pieces off it, e.g. brakes, 
rev clock, chain and sprockets etc.
It would be an idea to look for a crashed motorbike in your neighbourhood 

Best of Luck,

On Tue, 20 Mar 2007, Carson wrote:

> Thanks thats what i thought. I heard that while the wheels are moving it is 
> very hard to get it into neutral. And i have already found a engine on ebay 
> thats 300 buks :
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320093845492&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RCRX_Pr4_PcY_BIN_IT&refitem=220089526458&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget
> It is very nice for 300. But i will be in debt by the time im done with this 
> gokart. lol. Thanks again!
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephen Burke" <sburke at burkesys.com>
> To: "Carson" <firebelly at carolina.rr.com>
> Cc: <kartbuilding at lists.burkesys.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 4:08 AM
> Subject: Re: Hey
>> Hi,
>> In relation to your first question regarding the 1-N-2-3-4-5 gears, it is 
>> quite simple, when moving the lever/gear change from 1st to 2nd:
>> Think of it as a half shift between 1st and 2nd gear. In order to get into 
>> neutral (which is harder than you think) - you have to drop to first (while 
>> keeping the clutch disengaged), and then move the gear change 1/2 up. In 
>> other words it would be like:
>> 1-1/2-2-3-4-5
>> Moving from 1st to 2nd is very seamless and you would forget Neutral is 
>> even there!
>> As for your other question relating to motorcycle jumkyards and getting 
>> parts - well eBay is your next option. I have heard of a few people buying 
>> motorcycle engines and parts there. Look around there for the cheapest bits 
>> and pieces. While it may not be as cheap as getting the parts from a second 
>> hand junkyard etc. it's your next option.
>> Best of Luck,
>> -steve
>>  On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Carson wrote:
>>> I was wondering on a motorcycle engine tranny the sequence of shift is 
>>> 1-N-2-3-4-5. How do you go from 1st to 2nd without putting it in neutral?
>>> Oh and i can't find many motorcycle junkyards near me is there anywhere 
>>> else i can look for parts?
>>> Thanks 

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