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Old 02-14-2014, 01:18 AM
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Dasgood Dasgood is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Default Build it, Break it, Repair it, Restart...

Hi all, Dasgood here, new to the site and just want to introduce myself.

So i've been starting the cycle about 4 months ago, stock kit, and a huge smile! everyone i pass in the streets cannot turn their heads quickly enough...

On the one day to work - yes i actually ride to work with the cycle - how can you not, it is so much fun and the expressions.. priceless - anyways, i was going downhill clocking about 50km/h and there was these yellow stripes on the road... not knowing they were small (about 30mm high) speedbumps... and there was a good 60 of them... shaking my but off, standing, ensuring control on the cycle, teeth grinding and done... got to the other side... all power on the motor gone..

Now this is where I had to start using those pedals.. oh man... slight uphill and another 10km mostly downhill to go to work..

The problem was not so much the "get to work" scenario, more the "get home from work" as work is most of my trip back home is uphill.

Got home, exausted, tired, hot.. but nothing is stopping me from checking out what got hurt...

So I pulled the motor apart, saw the barrel scratched, piston not looking to good, and decided i'll upgrade... hehe..

Just received my spares, started last night, replaced the piston, and will continue after this weekend...

Cannot wait to get back on the bike!

Hope to read and comment more on this site/forum as this new found hobby is awesome!

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