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Old 04-13-2011, 10:43 PM
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how expensive is gas there?
$3.78 a gallon as of today when i looked..gitting ridiculous
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:22 PM
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$3.78 a gallon as of today when i looked..gitting ridiculous
it's $3.67 last i saw here. still, driving my motorbike beats the car...

car: $40 a month for gas...
bike: $10 a month for gas and oil.
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Traditional bicycle riders think we're cheaters. Non riders think our bikes are toys. Bicycle shops think we're a threat. Tree huggers think we're polluters. The police don't know what to think.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:05 AM
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over here im paying 3.97 a gallon for super. usually buy a 5.99 quart of full syn motor oil and run it 32:1. get about 10 gals out of the oil. about 150 miles out of a gallon. burned up 2 bottles of oil so far. quite a few miles on my bike. thinking i might get a new piston soon. off of pirates with the .160 dome on it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:25 AM
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The Tanaka 3-piece pipe arrived! Yay!

I wasted no time trial fitting. Pictures should've been taken of the 47R with HT expansion pipe first, then the black Powerkart pipe, then the shiny chrome 3-piece pipe.
I'll have my son take pics of the bike with each pipe on it.

As expected, the chrome head pipe also fits the Powerkart pipe. If necessary, the chrome pipe could also be made to connect to the HT expansion chamber. This would be the tightest, cleanest fit, but less power I presume.

Of course nothing fits perfectly. None of the mounting brackets will work. The most outrageous fit is the chrome pipe. The fat chamber is where my thigh should be. I'll have to cock my left leg almost 90 degrees to use this pipe. Luckily no need to pedal start. Pull start string pulls between pipe and engine, but the pull start handle slips back in place with a half inch clearance. The silencer loops nicely in between the Scooter guy rear supports and points towards the seat tube.

Black Powerkart pipe fits tighter. However, pipe and silencer point the same direction and needs hose to connect to the silencer.

HT chamber fits tight to the frame. An "S-pipe" would connect the larger head pipe.

I had a chance to start the engine. This new pipe sounds MUCH quieter than the HT expansion chamber, It is also MUCH MUCH quieter than the stock OEM 47R muffler. Even at high rpm, it's pretty quiet, even with no exhaust gasket.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:12 AM
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"OCD" was apart last 3 days for some upgrades and maintenance, but I was called to come help on a 2-stroke build, and the ride itself looked like a great mission (1-way only), so I slapped my bike's old config back together and rolled 27-28 grinnin all the way near Compton, almost 20 miles away.

Spent 5 hours yakkin, wrenchin, drinkin, in no particular order and also picked up my new motorvation: an on-sale HF 2.5, that I plan on shoehorning into "Alehauler III" instead of a GT5 I had laying around. Been wanting to try a Greyhound for a while, should be fun!
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:10 AM
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All kinds of trick stuff, getting them ready for Death Race!!!!! Top secret stuff, very trick!

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Old 04-14-2011, 02:15 PM
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bought some EMT conduit so i can make an exhaust for my bike.

realizing now that i should have also bought the pipe bender for it as well.... harbor freight time! ^-^
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:06 PM
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Alright, bike slowly coming together. Here's what has come in this week:

26x2.125 alloy rims with 12g stainless spokes
Cheng Shin C1218 street tires
Velox rim tape
Leather handlebar grips (actually leather racket grip)
Avid Single Digit 7 V-brakes
Universal V-brake mounts
Dual-pull brake lever from SBP

On order:
Short/skinny rear foot pegs
Sunlite Springer fork with cantilever brake posts from Pirate Cycles
Brake cable kit
Tubes
Handlebar stem

Once those come in, I'll be sanding down the frame, applying a thorough matte black paint job, re-assembling and ordering a GT4 Starfire! Stoked!
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:55 PM
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I put on a wider MTB style front tire for cushion, after applying a rim strip I made out of Gorilla Tape. This stuff blows duct tape away! It's a vinyl/plastic fabric tape with super powered, re-stickable adhesive, and it tears perfectly for a dozen yards! If you love Duck tape, you will be in heaven if you buy a roll of this!
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:11 AM
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It's not enough to have the hottest vintage-looking cruiser. My Higgins is going to have the best and brightest lights. Now that my headlight is fully installed and shining brightly, I began work on the tail light systems. The lower tail light will be on a completely different circuit, with different power source. The brake light will be a super-bright LED on a 9 volt circuit. In this way, if I lose one light, I don't lose the other. And with spare bulbs, batteries, test leads with clips, and my handy little tool kit, I should be able to fix any lighting problem should one arise en route. And I have those really sweet mini-bee lights to mount back there. More pics to come.
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