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Old 08-02-2010, 05:35 PM
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I believe the standard practice is to vary the throttle for the first tank or two
(couple of mins WOT, couple more backed off kinda deal)

4oz/gal is 32:1 and should be good
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:05 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?
Actually, I prefer mine with wheat bread and a slice of swiss.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:42 PM
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I just had a fuel tank idea W--mart sells a tank for boat motors that is 6 1/2 gal if I fasten it to a rack behind the seat would that work for a tank? Going for fewer fuel ups for a longer ride. Read someplace about a small bottle for fuel, but cant remember the name of the fuel bottle. Does anyone know the name of the one I read about?
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:48 PM
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Lets see here...... 100 MPG x 6.5 = 650 miles between fill ups. That is a looooong ride!
Also consider the weight of the gas sloshing around behind you and how it might affect the handling of the bike. If you are cool with it, do it!

Here's the fuel bottle:
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:20 PM
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Yes I figured that out. I am on a fixed income and get money around the first of the month so could fill tank and have enough to run the month. As my motorized bicycle is my only transportation. Gas weighs about 7lbs a gal. would about 40 lbs give or take.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:25 PM
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Well then is seems quite reasonable as a month's supply.
I personally would not want that much gas behind me, but hey, it's a free world and what works best for you is what counts the most.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:50 PM
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Hey guys, I've mentioned the motion sensor alarms before, but someone made a good point about the cheap plastic case they reside in(especially the handlebar mounted ones) - So they(the dirtbag thief) could just smash it to shut it up. BUT! They make locks(cable/chain/etc) with alarms built into them. ie.-inside the STEEL case. I don't think I can post links yet, so just Google "alarmed bicycle lock" to check them out. Some are as low as $20, but higher security is better piece of mind, right?

atm, I'm still using a chinese frame mount motion sensor($10), but it's tucked in behind my chain guard really low, so it can't be smashed easily(I hope). On the highest sensitivity the damn wind will set it off, lol, and if I bump the bike while punching in the code it'll go off 'loud as he(ll)', with every passer-by watching me like a hawk... it definately gets people's attention!

Oh, and of course, always park in a high traffic area. It's easier for some punk to steal your ride from an inconspicuous spot, compared to next to the front door of WalMart.


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I like to play like I am nervous and wind up the door checkers on the way out of Warmart

Naw well somtimes just a little
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:31 AM
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I like to play like I am nervous and wind up the door checkers on the way out of Warmart

Naw well somtimes just a little
Try stuffing your pant legs with newspaper. Walk in the front entrance then go out the gardening entrance. It is best done around Christmas time.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:53 PM
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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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I use the 6-foot case-hardened FUGGETABOUTIT chain. It's expensive but heavily discounted at Amazon.com.

The chain weighs 12lbs, and used for mopeds and motorcycles. I carry it Rambo-style, like a bandolier. An opportunistic thief won't mess with your bike.

2. I place a length of 2 X 4 wood under my 2-legged bike stand for repairs.
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