View Single Post
Old 01-17-2015, 08:12 PM
mapbike's Avatar
mapbike mapbike is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 5,379
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

I got the "Half Breed" engine together and on the old Western Flyer bike, got to pull the jug back off though, got it running and found I have an air leak between jug and case, the solid copper gasket I used will be coming off and one of the gaskets I make up myself and normally always use will go on it since the mating surface isn't good enough for the thin copper gasket to seal up.

Not a big deal but I hate to pull thetop off after just getting it all buttoned down nice.

As soon as I get this one clicking good then I'll get started on the GT5 build that will most likely go on the old Black mountain bike and I will retire the old Red Bat BGF engine that although it runs good it will vibrate your fingernail off about 28mph, always been that way, crank is so out of whack it ain't even funny.

I'll just clean it up and set it on the shelf, it was my first HT engine back in 2009, it has lots of miles on it but I recently put a new piston and upper bearing in it, all that will come out and go into another engine at some point since it has less than 20 miles on it, I have an extra odd ball almost flat top piston like the one that came in this engine that I'll stick in it with a new kit type upper bearing, then buckle it all back up and stick it on the shelf as a conversation piece in the shop.

Had a great time working on the new engine and the old bike today in this mid 60's temps we're having this weekend, cold at night but about 65 mid day... real nice weather for tinkering outside.
I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
Reply With Quote