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Old 10-06-2009, 11:42 AM
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Murphy will not be amused by your heathen talk.


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Old 10-06-2009, 12:13 PM
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I've rode my bike 3 times now without a helmet and without a pin to ensure my chain tensioner doesn't rotate into my spokes. I'm really asking for it.
I better get a helmet after work.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:24 PM
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Xlite in air planes dont you pray 1st also and give offerings to MURPHY so you dont crash?
Don't know about Murphy but prayer may not be best option with planes, bikes, or specially medical operations according to American Heart Journal:

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Old 10-18-2009, 12:55 AM
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So much good info It is defiantly worth the time to copy/paste into a doc. Thanks Bikeguy Joe for your words of advise. I will be using them a lot.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:27 AM
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xlite again! I agree. Not giving up too soon is great but why should replacing something that's probably not working be refered to as giving up? Replace the magneto is something I've read again and again on this site. I replaced it and my bike worked instantly.
With all due respect, if you didn't check the mag winding with a meter, but replacing it "fixed your problem," you may have just had a bad connection, which went away as a result of going through the motions of replacing the mag. I'm sure this sort of thing has happened to me at least a few times in my life. In any case, it's good your motorized bicycle is running again!
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:21 PM
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All good stuff, and many items I had to figure out on my own! The chain master link is a sore point with me. They are pretty flimsy and not hard to make them fail. When mine flew off, the rest of the master link was ok. So waiting for a new one, I took some high-tensil fine wire, like old 'piano wire' or such, did a figure-8 into the grooves of the link pins and twisted it off, cut, and pounded the 'rattail' flat agains the link. Been ruuning for months, never comes loose, and I never installed the new master link keeper...
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:30 PM
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yikes. i guess, if it works for you, great. but i'd recommend getting a chain breaker and getting rid of your masterlink altogether. that's one place i wouldn't want a failure.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:48 PM
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Hello! New Rider< I Have A 48cc Grubee That Is Broke In And Now It Seems To Be Un-able To Run Wide Open ...ie. I Have To Mess With The Choke To Get Her Up2speed It Will Run Good For Awhile Then I Gotta Mess With Choke To Keep Speed Up. Any Help Would Be Awsome Plz&thz.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:19 PM
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Check for air leak between carb and cylinder, or restricted gas flow. Should be one or the other. An 'o' ring where the intake tube joins into the carb heps seal it, make sure its is big enough to be snug in the carb and won't get sucked into the intake tube. Tighten the clamp tight. If gas flows easily/fully to carb, check for dirt in bowl or float not swinging smooth. Other more exotic possibilities, but try those first!
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:47 PM
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Just gave myself a Big Dummy Award! Of all the nuts and bolts I always check regulalry...I never thought to check the nut on the bottom of the muffler. So on the way home from work, guess what flew off somewhere?!?! Plenty loud now! So there is your tip for the day; check it now and then along with the sproket bolts, head bolts, yadda yadda!. Oh well, excuse to do some expermenting with he exhaust.
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