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Old 03-15-2015, 01:24 PM
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Go to previous page in this post. This was a secondary thought.... Chuck The Chensioner! Use 41 chain allows lateral forgiveness.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:05 PM
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Do you want a really convenient choke lever adjuster? This is pure luxury and it's not all that hard to make.

You'll need a shifter. I happen to like stem shifters on a motorized bike. I can change rear chain rings with either hand. Plus the left side stem shifter is not needed. So it can be put to this use. But a thumb shifter or twist shifter would work, too.
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Run a cable from your shifter back to the choke.
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You'll need an "L" bracket. On my bike this was just a bit awkward. With the offset intake I had to make a bracket that sticks out just a bit. On a bike with the carb set right along the axis of the bike it'll be a lot simpler.
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This probably doesn't need much more explanation. You can see how it's all done, I'm sure.

The L bracket forms a stop for the cable. Slip a return spring into the center and a cable clamp to hold it all together.

Now you've got a good choke adjustment on your handlebars.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:51 AM
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That is a nice setup. I don't want to let you think I am not meaning that it is real ingenuity, as it is and with common parts no less. Nice work!

But I do want to jest, where is the Nitrous Button?
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:07 AM
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Nitrous oxide??!!

Shhhh......

........we don't talk about that here
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:57 PM
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Here's my little tip.
If you are a bit on the lazy side, like me, and don't feel like going down to the hardware store to pick up nuts to replace the dreaded acorn head nuts. The tops can be sheared off easy as they are so thin. Two smooth strokes with a decent hacksaw should do it.
Hope this helps somebody. Cheers
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:25 PM
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I little tip I picked up years ago was to save the filings, and bits of metal kicked out when filing or drilling any type of metal. You can also cut up some steel wool with scissors into little small bits. When I mix up my JB Weld, I add some of this mix into it to strengthen the mix. About one third to one half of the total volume. It makes for a very solid repair, that can still be smoothed, drilled, or even drill and tap it. I've only ever used it with JB, but I imagine that it'll probably work with any epoxy compound.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:02 AM
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I little tip I picked up years ago was to save the filings, and bits of metal kicked out when filing or drilling any type of metal. You can also cut up some steel wool with scissors into little small bits. When I mix up my JB Weld, I add some of this mix into it to strengthen the mix. About one third to one half of the total volume. It makes for a very solid repair, that can still be smoothed, drilled, or even drill and tap it. I've only ever used it with JB, but I imagine that it'll probably work with any epoxy compound.
I like your tip and will try it. For one it will stretch out the JBWeld which is not inexpensive (and is the best of the ones I've tried through the years) and two, it should indeed give some additional strength just as adding stone rubble to cement.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:08 PM
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My Tip. A good way to secure muffler so it does Not vibrate and brake exhaust studs.
Use the muffler strap in the kit or muffler straping from hardware store
Cut to length attach one end to the 10mm nut on end cap on muffler and the other end to hole for your kickstand. With a bolt or use kickstand bolt. This is a easy and clean way to secure exhaust.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:49 AM
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Excellent idea, Robbie! I'm gonna do that setup on my bike today... thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:30 PM
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Thanks! I broke & striped a few exhaust studs before i figured that out. works really well & is clean looking hardly noticeable & does not ruin the look of the pipe like the suggested install of the bracket. That's why nobody uses it. When iam not riding my bike it's living room art so I want the cleanest look!
Tip #2 everybody already knows will save lots a headaches LOCTITE LOCTITE LOCTITE everything!!! & RTV sealant on exhaust n' intake gaskets. I even use as a head gasket.
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