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Old 03-25-2012, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Will that roobber coupling be fuel-proof, Happy?

It might get ate up!

Took the Schwinn Southport apart again, today, to tweak the frame.

Rag-jointed sprocket would not line up with the ht output sprocket so we aligned the tail section to match up better.

I held the bike horizontal, over a stack of wood blocks, positioned right behind the kickstand mount, and he stomped on the dropouts, one at a time, 'til we got where we needed to be. it worked out well.

Xcept... now I gotta dish the rim a bit closer to the chain so the bike will track properly.

Always something!
Replaced a buncha bolts in the rag joint... my kid swapped 'em out. He didn't keep it aligned while doing it, so it's got abt .090 lateral runout, this time around. Not terrible, but I wish it was better. I had it VERY good, yesterday... lol

If it doesn't rain tomorrow I'll have him take it for a spin, before we make any more changes.

I'm gonna try the coil mounted to the seatpost, up high... I think...

My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!
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