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Old 11-11-2010, 07:27 PM
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I made the form for a new fiberglass gas tank to replace my leaky steel one that I made. I should be able to start doing the glass lay-ups in the next day or two.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:29 PM
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I kicked my in frustration and messed up one of the pedals.
Oh man. Bummer but think we all been there. Will get better
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:35 AM
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Oh man. Bummer but think we all been there. Will get better
broken tools that way too...
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:27 PM
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lost my speedometer.

the display/computer had shimmied a little while i was riding and i went to adjust it with my thumb, next thing i see is it bouncing on the ground next to me and getting run over by cars.

at least it was $12
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:58 PM
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rode my 26" imperial to the store a few blocks away to get smokes. left about 1pm and just got back. haven't ridden it in awhile, and put it up for sale again, so i had to make sure it was still going strong. and it is...
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:09 PM
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I made the form for a new fiberglass gas tank to replace my leaky steel one that I made. I should be able to start doing the glass lay-ups in the next day or two.
How sturdy and leak resistant are tanks fashioned of fiberglass?

I have a "dream tank" i think would be easy to fashion using a mandrel or casting template because a sheet metal tank would be too hard to make

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Old 11-12-2010, 09:23 PM
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You need to ever so insanely carefuly cut about 3/8" of sheath off the cable from around the inner. Near damn impossable to do without nicking it. Dremel cutoff wheel can do it.... Maybe a bike shop can do it... There are posts on her about remaking the ends, So you could cut the cable, Remove it, cut the sheath, then put a new end on (need to cut sheath more to leave enough inner cable to cast a new end on, But stock throttle cables are usally too long anyway)

On the plus side, if you make it way to long as I did, your throttle grip is just loose for a little bit of the twist, You won't lose WOT (Wide open Throttle).

What end does your throttle brake at? Maybe you should make a new thread.
This Noobie thanks you for the information...My cable IS waaay TOO long and i am anxiously awaiting my High-Tech throttle from sick bikes ! I think i can perform the tasks you recommend and re-install the cable end bushing with industry's FINEST FIX-IT-STUFF GOOP rubber sealant/glue

Got my 1" spring fork from the west coast yesterday. my weekend's gonna be busy fussing with the bike

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Old 11-12-2010, 10:33 PM
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yodar,

whizzers and many older bikes had fiberglass tanks. if done right and sealed with a product like Kreem, they should last until you crash on it.

as far as your cable end, if you mean the barrel end for the lever, or any end that is used as a "stop," an epoxy-type glue or JB weld won't hold up to the pressure.

here's how i made a simple mold: http://motorbicycling.com/f13/how-ma...old-21321.html

i'm also using the same method on the end of the clutch rod. i measured where i needed the barrel, then threaded the cable through the clutch rod, pushed the lever in, and soldered on a new end. obviously it's not adjustable, but it cleans up the frayed end, and gets rid of the ugly cable stop.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:48 PM
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help a friend put a grubee starfire kit on his cranbrook. his came with a 415 chain (said he got it from bikeberry) and i gotta say... damn! that's a big chain!

also got my speed carb in the mail finally. gonna put it on tomorrow...

anyone know what can be swapped between the cns and speed carbs?

EDIT: put the speed carb on, not sure yet of any improvement, but it did seem to run just a tad smoother than before...

also saw bike nut's atomic BB fuel tank system (the two MSR bottles) gotta say, i think i may do that too...
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:12 PM
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so took the bike for a ride today with the speed carb.

i love it... didn't use any goop at all, but after a short ride, it only move a tiny bit (whereas the cns would have been hanging off at that point)

probably just a tiny amount of j-b weld and it'll be set... but then again, i do kinda want that billet manifold for it...
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