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Old 09-11-2009, 04:03 PM
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Me presento y saluldo a los foritas
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:13 PM
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I agree with Pedro 100% i think.HD
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:55 PM
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I did'nt read ALL the tips, but I'm leaving one and it might already be in here but I did'nt see it. When u need to replace your spark plug boot go get a coil wire from napa for 4.00 buck cut it in half and u will have two new plug wires.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:05 PM
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put nickels inside your grips. not only does it keep the bar end from cutting through it, but it increases the value of your bike!
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:41 PM
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put nickels inside your grips. not only does it keep the bar end from cutting through it, but it increases the value of your bike!
That's a great idea! How much more would my bike be worth, do you think?
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:48 PM
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you just have to add in ten cents to the price when you sell your bike.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:53 PM
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put nickels inside your grips. not only does it keep the bar end from cutting through it, but it increases the value of your bike!
That's a old skool BMX trick right there!!!
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:23 PM
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I run with a jackshaft kit from Sick Bike Parts on a frame with no fenders. I recently realized that I can jam a length of cardboard box corner, 2 inches x 2 inches x 15 inches, into the frame, separating the exposed jackshaft, sprockets, and chains from the 26 inch tire and flying road debris.

The cardboard is rigid enough to hold itself into place, but can be bent at the corners to jam itself at the bottom bracket and into the rear wheel down arms. The cardboard is also kind of easy to cut into custom wider shape at the area between the jackshaft and wheel. Unless the cardboard gets water-soaked, it should last a long time and keep the moving parts cleaner. It clears the tire by a quarter inch or so. It rubs against the jackshaft a little, but a bit of axle grease at that location makes the contact a non-issue.

Spray paint it with matching (or contrasting) color and it looks like a factory add-on. Spray on the inside angle and make it water proof. If necessary, it is easy to remove and replace, maybe with different paint; maybe some ownership indentification.

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Old 09-24-2009, 10:27 PM
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I run with a jackshaft kit from Sick Bike Parts on a frame with no fenders. I recently realized that I can jam a length of cardboard box corner, 2 inches x 2 inches x 15 inches, into the frame, separating the exposed jackshaft, sprockets, and chains from the 26 inch tire and flying road debris.

The cardboard is rigid enough to hold itself into place, but can be bent at the corners to jam itself at the bottom bracket and into the rear wheel down arms. The cardboard is also kind of easy to cut into custom wider shape at the area between the jackshaft and wheel. Unless the cardboard gets water-soaked, it should last a long time and keep the moving parts cleaner. It clears the tire by a quarter inch or so. It rubs against the jackshaft a little, but a bit of axle grease at that location makes the contact a non-issue.

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i did the same thing with a left over piece of vinyl siding i cut to fit, very light and self supportive.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:44 PM
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Default Easy & cheap way to mount a flashlight.

Here's an easy and cheap way to mount a flashlight to the handlebars of your MB. Use two tangential screw clamps (that's the technical name, but you may call them worm gear clamps, or hose clamps) as shown in the attached photos. The flashlight is clamped securely, but there's enough "flex" to adjust the beam to where you need it. The cost is only a few dollars.
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