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Old 07-30-2008, 05:56 PM
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What I found with my ruff feeling clutch handle is that I just supported at the handle bar center post and left the section coming from there to the engine just hanging out in a nice smooth curve. Doesn't get in the way and not effected while turning.
The chain idler I machine a new roller out of uhmw and put a one inch cam foller in it. ( that is a needle bearing with a 3/8" stud coming out of it)
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:26 PM
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1) If you are poor like me and needs to make perfect holes that kit Norm has looks way cool and easy,man. But you have no money so ride over to your local shooting gallery and collect some bullet shells in different sizes. Epic win with a hammer. Make sure they are spent,though.

2) That clutch mod. I'll post more. That bike is no more. MOOP2 is my reincarnation with this mod on there.
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3)Auto choke made with parts lying around. This clamp was a front derailer.
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4) Replacement wire from NAPA. It's a solid steel wire inside. just about three bucks for the whole thing. The solid wire screws into the CDI really tight and it's 7 mm. The NAPA store I went to was a national distributor store so you may have some trouble finding it.
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I'll post a thread soon on my bikes. My 500 gig hard drive wiped out EVERYTHING other than my 200 gigs of music all my applications are gone too including the ones that manage my pics. All my pics are gone as well.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:26 PM
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1) If you are poor like me and needs to make perfect holes that kit Norm has looks way cool and easy,man. But you have no money so ride over to your local shooting gallery and collect some bullet shells in different sizes. Epic win with a hammer. Make sure they are spent,though.

2) That clutch mod. I'll post more. That bike is no more. MOOP2 is my reincarnation with this mod on there.
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3)Auto choke made with parts lying around. This clamp was a front derailer.
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4) Replacement wire from NAPA. It's a solid steel wire inside. just about three bucks for the whole thing. The solid wire screws into the CDI really tight and it's 7 mm. The NAPA store I went to was a national distributor store so you may have some trouble finding it.
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I'll post a thread soon on my bikes. My 500 gig hard drive wiped out EVERYTHING other than my 200 gigs of music all my applications are gone too including the ones that manage my pics. All my pics are gone as well.
Yes sir, Large you were the man on that one. It was one of my favorite mods.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:49 PM
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First off, I posted a little bit after Large Filipino above so dont miss his mod above.

Well, when I hear of a keyed ignition on a motored bicycle I smile and have to laugh. Keyed ignition? what for? If someone wants my bike their going to ride off with it, or throw it in the back of their truck, etc.etc. Ive always thought my toggle switch by my throttle was good enough. But then my wife says....since when, is "good enough", "good enough" for you?
Then I thought, ya! And what about the "hey man thats cool" factor that been with me since a kid. Well forget if it makes sense or not, I had to do it anyways.

First, It had to be slim. It had to be "out if the way". It had to match the bike. And, I had to keep my "toggled kill switch" by the throttle.

Next I had to find the proper keyed switch. I used the top one. I re-soldered thicker 18 ga wires to the switch posts.
Scooter Key Switch and Keyswitches from ElectricScooterParts.com

Then I had to find the correct mounting devise. Hum, what do I use?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/01.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/03.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/04.jpg

Where do I put it?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/02.jpg

What color do I make It?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/08.jpg

How do I mount it?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/09.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/10.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/13.jpg

How do i wire it, and how will the wires fit?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...re_diagram.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/11.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/12.jpg

How does it look?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/16.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/15.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...osbikes/13.jpg

I hope this sparks a few ideas for people. Feel free to swipe my design, or show me yours. graucho

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Old 08-05-2008, 11:15 PM
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A quick fix for a leaky gas cap is to put Vaseline on both side of the gas cap gasket.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:06 PM
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Another tip. If your clutch cable snaps,disconnect your rear brake cable and use that. It will get you home on just the front brake.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:51 PM
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:40 PM
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:26 AM
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If you get a flat miles from nowhere without a patch kit or even a pump try stuffing your tire with dirt and leaves. Get it on there good or it won't work.
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:07 PM
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hi all, I've taken lots of tips on the motorized bicycle forums and I'll introduce myself properly in a while but here is a couple tips/troubleshooting solutions:

this refers to 66cc HT and related motors
1)center and tighten the rear sprocket while it's on the bike and the chain installed-the center whole on the sprocket may not be perfect and I've found chain tension the best way to make sure it is centered and true

2)we HT owners have a tendency to pull the plug and check to make sure everything is okay-the compression gasket is mostly a one time use and I was getting some blow by of anti-sieze and oil after a couple reinstalls. So, I made a gasket out of the same material I used for the intake manifold ( #1967 Asbestos Free NEA gasket material) from Checker autoparts. I make the center hole small enough so it has to be threaded on. this goes on after I put a copper washer. the plug sandwich is (plug, copper washer, gasket, head). No leakage and compression is great-I made a couple and put in tool kit.

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