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Old 12-01-2016, 03:47 PM
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been a motorcycle guy for over 40yrs and discovered motorized bicycles a few weeks ago. i'm hooked ! built a schwinn swindler with a 2stroke. almost through 2nd tank of gas having a ball in the cooold.

#64 main jet, manic mechanic 40t, frt and rear brake with dual brake lever, squished the frt tube with a C clamp to use the stock spacing on the replaced studs. re torqued the head 3X now it has settled down, NGK b6hs, billet throttle, tractor supply #41 chain, Michigan Motor Bikes Chain Tensioner, changed both frt and rear peddle sprockets for a lower ratio to suit this ol man...
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:05 PM
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I grew up in MA, Worcester actually. Welcome. I like the bike, it reminds me of my first except I didn't install hand brakes untill the cheap China coaster brake stripped out ejecting me and separating my shoulder. Nice job adding those brakes to start. Just wanted to welcome a fellow mass hole!!! Go Pats!!!
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:52 PM
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at 30+ mph you gotta be able to shut it down quick sometimes.
appreciate the welcome
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:21 PM
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Welcome Kartooo, Im a motorcycle guy too and these are just 40 pound Motorcycles that you can just lift it up and carry it over the top of any junk in the garage to get it out. Try doing that with a Harley. No dead batteries, no tabs, no insurance... whats not to like for back road trips. You did you bike right for sure! I always add front and rear pull brakes so I never have to use the coaster. Clean build all the way man!
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:38 PM
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+1
thanks for the compliment
1st 16-1 gal is just about gone.
ready to burn some 32-1 full synthetic
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:14 PM
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Welcome,
Always glad to see more MTR Bike people in ma. I have several Mb's in my shed. I try to get out for a ride every day(weather permitting). I stay off the main roads, too many cagers texting. am from the south shore. Good build by the way!
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Old 12-08-2016, 07:05 PM
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thank's for the welcome.
went out today for about 1/2hr on sme nice 32-1, what a nice surprize.
run's very well on the stuff.
yup, this stuff is very addictive...
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Old 12-08-2016, 07:22 PM
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After engine break-in (2 Tanks) most run 32-1
I have one china girl with over 4K miles. Have done 3 tri state runs with it(Ma, NH,Maine). That one engine I run a bit more oil due to high milage. That bike also has a sidecar.
My other builds are strictly 32-1
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Old 12-08-2016, 07:24 PM
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I'm a 40yr motorcyclist too. Still ride KTM dirt bikes, have 3 of them.
Having no wife allows me that freedom.

Nice build there!
I used a piece of bar and a hammer to dent the fat front tube to use the front bolts.
I think you will be happy you did. More secure, less vibration.

Steve in snowy Nova Scotia
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:42 PM
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i have a friend that deals in amsoil and gave me some 100-1.
i'm old school and just can't use the stuff.
all my break in time it has been around 40*, which is good.
with a #64 main jet i get a little 4 stroke in my mid range that i like.
keep em cool and lubed....
my early 4 stroke motorcycles it was straight 30WT for 300 miles for break in.
my wife's 2016 toyota got it's 1st oil change at 10,000 miles.
i just can't grasp that theory !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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