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Old 03-11-2013, 11:14 PM
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Talking Re: Noob attempts a Felt MP build: Have mercy on me.

Lesson # 4623:

Must do pre-flight check before rolling down the taxiway.
I simultaneously lost 5 of the 6 allen head bolts that hold my gas drive sprocket on to my electric hub. I heard a grinding noise after leaving a 7/11 for a pitstop. The grinding noise was the 6th and remaining screw had come almost completely loose but had snagged the power cable that connects the e-hub and the electric controller. It chewed through 1 of the 3 power wires to the 2000 watt e-hub. All bolts were installed with Loctite Blue. Now sealed with Loctite Red because the Blue failed me for the first and last time. LOL

Do not take your nuts and bolts for granted on your bike or you will eventually get burned like I did. Luckily I stopped at 7/11 or who knows what would have happened.
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