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Old 10-19-2011, 12:56 AM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

I assembled my Dax Friction Drive with the Tanaka 33 that was listed for $89, and made my own remote throttle control/tester and plastic u-bolt to frame pads made of milk jug cut-outs. :-) What a wonderful day. Now just waiting for daylight to fire it up so the neighbors don't hate.

I'm using the bare cable, a little rough. Tip: thinner gear-specific cable works best, and shrink wrapping the cable after running it through the smaller hole (housing side) would probably help a lot, for finger comfort. The control works with 2 fingers or thumb easily. (do not grease cable where it touches fingers!) I am trying it out tomorrow, waiting for worm-clamp throttle lever from friend via USPS.
1" roller Dax Friction Drive and Tanaka 3300 with mods.

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