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Old 06-04-2011, 03:33 AM
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I worked today looking forward to having time tomarow to worok on my new build and get the sbp pipe on. I miss riding to work so my goal is to have my cruiser and full suspesion build running tomarrow.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:09 AM
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Definitely need to be fueled! I ran out of gas for the first time tonight on my way to my brother's. I had to pedal almost 2 miles, but I didn't mind. Felt dumb the whole time for other reasons
There are 1 quart steel fuel cans out there which i carry for such occasions.

I hadda buy some pre-mixed fuel at SEARS/K-Mart (which is a lousy motorbike fuel, used it up as fast as I could to empty the can) which I filled with my own proven Amsoil-Gas mix

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Old 06-04-2011, 05:12 AM
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There are 1 quart steel fuel cans out there which i carry for such occasions.

I hadda buy some pre-mixed fuel at SEARS/K-Mart (which is a lousy motorbike fuel, used it up as fast as I could to empty the can) which I filled with my own proven Amsoil-Gas mix

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Back when I ran 2-strokes, I didn't have a problem with fuel. I had dual gallon tanks, and I checked everything before every ride out of necessity. But I don't run 2-strokes anymore.

You quoted an older post of mine - I've run out of fuel 3x since then! As smooth as the 4-strokes are, they don't shake stuff loose and are almost so reliable that they are boring. Nothing to tinker with anymore! A quick squeeze of the tires and a shake of each wheel is pretty much it. I have a 1.25 gallon fuel tank and average about 120mpg. Those 120 miles come quicker than I usually realize! Now I set my trip meter to zero at every fillup and hit up the gas station when it says I've gone 100 miles. Haven't run out of fuel since.

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I did some work on "Alehauler III" today. My motor mount blocks, custom Manic Mechanic sprocket adapter, and V-brake adapter came in. I removed the rear rack and test-fitted the motor mount. Looks like my HF 2.5 is going to be a tighter fit than I previously thought. Ugh. I still need some hardware, a sprocket, and a throttle. Also have to remove spring from springer, flip bars, and install some more stuff. I'm cutting it close for Willow Springs!
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:17 AM
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I'm jealous. I've been wanting to do that for a while now!

What's the perks, how's it performing?
Me too Duct Tape. Seems like the best of both worlds.

..and great looking build Wm
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:23 AM
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I went for a 40km ride up into the hills near my house. This motor just keeps getting better, powering up sections I had to pedal assist before. Only 250 kms on it, so some more improvements to come I hope.

Changed the plug from B5 to NGK B6HS, I didn't notice much difference, but cooler should be better. Old plug looked a little grey, so I will check the new plug and maybe adjust the needle clip up a notch.

Clutch was a bit grabby after my last ride, so I tightened the cable a little, and it works great again.

I feel damn lucky, all the problems I read about the chinese 2strokes, and mine just keeps working a treat, getting faster every ride, it even sounds like its gained an extra 500 rpm with the motor loosening up. Happy days
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:46 PM
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cleaned the air filter, and drilled a few holes in the cover for some more air flow. theres a difference but not a huge one. runs better now too. then went for a ride. perfect day to ride!
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:50 PM
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Finally figured out why I can't get that last 5-10% out of my tuning. Air leak between the carb and intake pipe. A little high temp RTV later and it's leak free! I used high temp RTV on the exhaust gasket when I put the bike together also. Not even a hint of a leak out of that. I can put my hand over the tail pipe and the engine just stalls right out. No hissing from the gasket.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:35 PM
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I was having my clutch lever juggle out at inappropriate times causing me to kill the motor at stops and not be able to start, So I mounted a plate on the clutch cover that had a right angle on it with a spring that held the clutch lever down.I put a ten mm bolt from a brake pad so it had a top that the spring would rest on and not jump off. I had to pound a slight bow in the plate so that the arm moved freely.

I had to drill and tap a couple of fine threaded screws to the clutch plate. I then pit blue lock tight on the inside of the threads.

The more I do the more its looking like a rat rod.

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Old 06-04-2011, 10:03 PM
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Gased up the Karaoke and went on a nice country road cruise..very windy and a bit hard to ride one handed for that long and fast but I got-ur done and had a good time doing it.

made a vid of the ride you can find it here: http://motorbicycling.com/f46/countr...tml#post289344
That video made my bike-less weekend . (Wheel, tire problems)

Did you hand hold the camera the entire trip?


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Old 06-04-2011, 11:03 PM
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That video made my bike-less weekend . (Wheel, tire problems)

Did you hand hold the camera the entire trip?


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Yes the entire trip was a one handed ride, I have done this several times and it get a bit HAIRY.......on the corners and bumps at 30+ MPH sometimes, that Karaoke bike handles very good though and it has pretty long handle bars so that does help me to keep it fairly stable, my arm and hand does get tired after a few miles though...........like I had said earlier, I have something simular to a death grip on the right hand the entire time because one wrong bobble and I would be chewing on the asphalt.....nothng I reall care to do...LOL!

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