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Old 07-25-2010, 12:00 PM
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Default Follow up intro

Seeing as Iím a new guy, thought I would introduce everyone to my machines. My bike is a Mongoose full suspension with a Staton chain drive, running a Chung Yang R460. Iíve added a secondary muffler and air box to quieten that chain saw sound down a bit. Sheís sporting a full 12v lighting system, complete with brake light and turn signals, because I like riding before daylight. Riding down a 4 lane US highway and owning it completely is great.

The wifeís bike is a Pacific full suspension with a Staton friction drive, running a Harbor Freight 52cc water pump engine. No lights because she doesnít care for the dark. She wonít be riding for a while as she managed to break her right shoulder by flipping herself and the bike, over the front wheel. To add insult to injury (no pun intended), the ditch she landed in was full of poison ivy.

I have been thinking about a major modification for the Mongoose and with some coaching from NEAT TIMES, Iím about ready to start. The single speed has always been a thorn in my side so Iím going to replace my Staton gear box with a pocket bike CVT. Of course, a full report will be posted on this forum. Iíll have to wait until the wife heals, as Iíve become a house husband with all the cooking, cleaning and washing duties.
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