okay I have a few issues here-
I found out that my rear brake shoes were in fact worn down, and replaced them, so now the brake engages when it should. but now when I pull the handle, the brake engages quickly, but i can continue to pull the handle back, and can never lock up the rear wheel. is it possible that when the cable gets old it becomes stretchy? I dont know how else to explain it, though the cable looks ti be in find shape in the parts where it is showing.
Second issue- I have always experienced some 4-stroking at around 26 mph, and i recently replaced my ghetto homeade air filter with a stock one, which made me 4-stroke at around 15 mph and made my performance much shittier. someone suggested removing the air filter altogether, so I tried it, and the ped runs much stronger and louder, and never 4-strokes. my question is, is it okay to leave the filter out? or an I just asking for carb troubles that way? could this be a sign that I need to clean my carb in order for it to work well with the filter in place? related question- I burned out my exhaust a few months ago but it didnt seem to help much. any idea what would happen if I were to adapt one of those little 2-stroke mufflers from the hardware store to my ped?
I mean one of these do-hickies: true value mufflers break> thanks for the help,