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Old 10-16-2010, 01:31 AM
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i saw way back in the post about rim tape i use super 33 it's electrical rubber tape much better than regular
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:53 AM
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I was just thinking about gasket material and have seen that all types of aluminum sheeting was used but has anyone tried cutting up an empty soda can or cans and using the flat part of that? Seems logical and near free especially if you "find" the can or cans. lol.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:46 PM
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biggest fear would be any missed sharp edges near the tube. I do understand free i am an electrician so the tape i can get but i know it's less 5 bucks a roll enough to do like 3 wraps on my rim
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:07 PM
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i use scotch 33, too. i've got a ton of it from my old job. i just make sure the spokes aren't poking through the nipples, and if they are, i grind them down, then give it 2 wraps.a well made rim shouldn't have any sharp edges.

oh wait, you have a cranbrook, right?
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:14 PM
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ever felt like you had a stalker? and no bairdco that was my mistake on misreading infernos application for cut up cans
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:38 AM
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I was actually meaning a gasket for the head or somewhere around the motor not for tires. lol. Sorry about that. I also thought of another tip that I'm actually using. I read somewhere about taking pieces of rubber and sticking them in the cooling fins helps vibration and noise tremendously. I had no spare high temp rubber and tried using cardboard and it works great! Just as long as they're securely wedged between the fins it works really well and it's pretty much free!


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Old 10-30-2010, 12:53 AM
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This may absorb the vibration that creates noise, but you will probably not get the cooling that is needed in the hot summers of where you live. I would not use this idea in the summer.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:05 AM
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This may absorb the vibration that creates noise, but you will probably not get the cooling that is needed in the hot summers of where you live. I would not use this idea in the summer.
I have used it here in FL for the past 2 weeks on 90 degree average days and I haven't had a single problem with it.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:53 AM
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The real problem is long term damage and premature wear on the motor I drive old vw's and cooling is a must the best thing would be make the gasket are good qualitty and everything is torqued good plus hearing the motor do its thing is the best way to tell when something is about to go
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:33 AM
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How's this for a tip; Before getting a new or rather bigger (more teeth) front drive sprocket, (the one that bolts to the motor not the wheel) make sure your cover can still go over the sprocket with the chain on without rubbing. It can be a problem with some 2 stroke, chain drive motors.
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