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Old 07-27-2011, 02:40 AM
flatblack flatblack is offline
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Got my "new" front fork with brake bosses on it from good ol' ebay. Cut down the "adapter" plate I got from a donor bike off of craigslist. Installed the center pull brake system and took 'er for a quick 2:30am test ride. Under pedal power it seemed good, I dropped the clutch. At half throttle, applied the brake and she stopped like never before! I have another "adapter" plate and brake setup for the rear, so I went ahead and ordered the dual pull lever. Hopefully, I know longer have to worry about sliding down the road and using my body as a large brake...forearms wear out fast under that pressure...

I just need to take the fork back off, scuff it, prime it and paint it. That should now cover most of the weak spots the bike had. It's got heavy duty rims, RT carb, center pull brakes, hub adapter, #41 chain, SBP xchamber, and a lot of other little bits and pieces. I've also got a plan for some lights.
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