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Old 06-25-2010, 01:33 PM
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I have not looked at those leather kits. I like that better bang for the dollar great Idea!
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:29 PM
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Hopefully I'm in the right location to ask, but here I go. I don't yet have a motor. I'm thinking of purchasing the kit from Staton-Inc Gear & Chain Axle Mounted Kit (Motorized Bicycles Detail Page). Does anyone have one? Any suggestions - axle mount vs friction vs center mount?

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Old 07-14-2010, 02:43 PM
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My Opion Is They Look Bad The Rear Friction Mount Slips When Wet..the Chain Drive Sits Way Out On The Side..youi Would Hit A Lot Till You Got Use To The Side Clearance...get A 2stroke Or 4stroke V-mount Kit
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:46 PM
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Here's a tip I just used: If the throttle cable keeps popping out of the metal tube part of the throttle grip mechanism. I took a zip tie and zipped it snug around the cable where it meets the tube and put a blob of JBWeld around the tie and the opening of the tube socket.

After the JB dries, the cable wont pop out of the socket tube and will snap back real nice to idle and you'll get full travel of the grip.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:46 PM
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Good tip! My dad used to have an old Solex moped from Holland (god I wish he still had that). It had a paddle type throttle that I felt safer.
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:37 PM
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Tires.... I learned to day that underinflated tires can lead to "drifting" while cornering. I also learned that fat guys such as myself want a tire with higher psi (80+) to avoid this "drifting" problem. So standard mountian bike tires may not be rated for high enough psi for "high" speed cornering.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:47 PM
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Has anyone used a puch magnum x 50cc dirtbike fuel tank?

does anyone know if it would go well with a schwinn?
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:57 AM
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I have a few tips I would like to pass along and a question at the end.

1.) Put your name and address or phone # on a small piece of paper and roll it up and drop it into the seat post in case its ever stolen.

2.) use an LED flashlight mounted with hose clamps for head light. the dollar store sells them for a dollar.

3.) use a milk crate for a repair stand.

4.) use aluminum water bottle in a bottle cage to carry either small amount of oil and gas mix to get you to a gas station or to hold your oil ( there is a drink here in USA called NOS) makes a great oil container after cleaning it out. (looks cool too)

5.) Duct tape stuck to inside of tires couple times helps prevent flats (sticky side towards tire non-sticky side next to tube)

6.) Sand or dirt inside handle bars cuts down on vibrations

now for my questions

1.) whats the best lock to use to prevent theft?
2.) is 4 oz of oil to 1 gal of gas enough
3.) is there an estimate as to how many miles I can get out of a properly maintained motor.


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Old 08-02-2010, 09:24 AM
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Like your idea's on a lot of what you mention. The best lock is the Kryptonite lock and case hardened kryptonite chain. The con side is it's real heavy chain and very rough to handle. The estimates are really hard to calculate on the miles. There is the weight of rider, how much warm up do you give it. How you break the engine in, gear ratio's, the kind of area you ride flat or hilly. If you use it at moderate speeds, or if you wind the h_ll out of it.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:01 PM
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Would I be better to baby it for the first 100 miles or gal of fuel or push it to its limit. Thanks for the answer about the lock. was debating on a U type lock or chain/cable.
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