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Old 02-27-2014, 03:55 PM
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Well I now trust the hub more than my clutch cable as that went currplunk as soon as the motor started hitting a solid 35mph
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:13 PM
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are those cracks in the hub?
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:06 PM
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Looking at the picture it does look like cracks but I polished the components before grease and they are all in great condition.

I can tell you if you take your feet off the peddal sit will keep spinng in the forward direction but so far so good
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:19 PM
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Don't use gasbike.net, they sell parts that don't even work with standered motorbikes, I had to pay to send the non-functioning part back because they didn't send a return sticker, they then told me I have to pay so they can put it back on the shelve, and for 3 months still havnt seen my return. No one is responding to my e-mails and no one can help on the phone. Horrible company, wouldn't recommend the company. Poor poor service, to no service at all... Allot of d.I.y. projects, awesome.

Things I've changed:

The gas tank, full gallon
Changed front end fork to front end Springer
Replaced muffler, because it dirtys one shoe with a long pipe muffler a.k.a. poo poo pipe
flipped ans slammed handle bars for a boardtrack bike vibe
Just a few things I could think of that Ive changed
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:46 AM
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I see Bikeguy Joe posted a tip on balancing your wheels. I understand the value of a well balanced wheel. But can you tell me the method you use in determining where on the wheel you should place the weights?
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:37 PM
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First make doubly sure that the wheel bearings are in good condition, well greased and adjusted properly.
I recommend using an old front fork clamped in a vice as a wheel stand or another bike with the same sized wheels resting up-side-down so you can use the fork as a wheel stand.
Spin the wheel and let is come to a stop on it's own. It will come to a stop with the heaviest part down. Add some weight to the spoke nipple at the top of the wheel and repeat the spin and let it stop procedure.
Spin it again to be sure that the wheel stops in the same position to be sure that the wheel is still out of balance.
If it is still out of balance, once again the heaviest part will be down.
Repeat the add weight to the top and spin procedures until the wheel stops randomly.
The wheel will be balanced when it comes to a stop at random positions, not favoring a particular spot a the bottom after each spin.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:19 AM
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Thank you Gearnut. Lots of help.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:37 PM
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A little off the current line of discussion but I just felt the urge to throw this in. This came up on another thread but it applies here also. When I first started riding motorized bicycles one of the first things I did was go down to the local Harbor Freight and bought the brightest safety vest they had. I put it on every time I ride, no exceptions.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:31 PM
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Absolutely desertsteve. 2 reasons I decided to build one of these. 1 I think they're cool. 2 I want some way of fighting the ever growing fuel prices. Motorcycles prices seemed to have sky rocketed over the past 5 years or so. Hard to find a good used one for a decent price that don't need a ton of work.
My ride to work is 15 miles one way. Thank God it's all country roads with little traffic, but I still want to be seen. So I have already thought about getting a good safety vest. It should look good over my leather jacket. lol. I might even try and get me one of them orange bicycle flags if you could still find them.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:40 PM
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I ALWAYS ride with this super bright orange pack:
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Under 25 bucks from red flare kits.
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