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Old 08-29-2012, 07:29 AM
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Default Re: Motorized bicycle pre-speed run maintenance

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
New bike? Old Bike? Wheel bearings are important as well as brakes and other parts.
If it is a new bike we always suggest going through and repacking wheel and pedal crank bearings. The factories seem to be a little stingy with lube in those areas. It goes without saying that if the bike is an older one that you need to disassemble and inspect those same bearings and repack with a quality lubricant.
Brakes? That's a no brainer. Make sure they work and work well.

Good luck but don't be dissappointed if that magic 40 doesn't happen. Keep in mind it's a bicycle, not a motorcycle. 25 to 30 is a good safe speed for a street driven bike.

The bike is from the early 90's, so i'd call that pretty old. I'll repack the front wheel bearings, since those are the only ones i know how to reach. Since this bike has a SBP shift kit, the crank bearings don't matter, because i can't pedal assist when the engine is revving high. However, the crank got new bearings when i had to use a crank adapter kit for the shift kit. The brakes work well, so i'm not worried about that. I'll post a video of the speed run when i get it.
Anyone got a spare toaster? I need a camera housing....

Last edited by Das Chicken; 08-29-2012 at 12:39 PM.
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