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Old 11-20-2010, 02:37 PM
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ordered a chromoly rear axle for it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:28 PM
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I replaced my 8-speed cassette gears from 13t-25t to 11t-34t. The former gears were moderately undergeared, especially when I replaced my 22t chainring with a 30t chainring.

This is for my frame-mounted high-winding GP460 engine, running thru a shift kit.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:47 PM
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Today, after our 12 mile ride, the rear wheel of my bike locked up.
So I tore it down to discover the bearing housing had fallen apart.
Just so happed I had a spare rim with a bad sprocket that came with my second bike off of C-List. I tore that one down to relube it, learned how it all worked, and made my own cone wrench.
I learned alot today,, and got my MotorBike back up and running.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:54 PM
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I made a tail light bracket from a broken water bottle cage. I used the part of the cage that fits against the frame tube and trimmed away the rest. Then I put a 90 deg bend in it. It holds a clip-on light very securely. I knew I saved that broken bottle cage for something.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:05 PM
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I made a tail light bracket from a broken water bottle cage. I used the part of the cage that fits against the frame tube and trimmed away the rest. Then I put a 90 deg bend in it. It holds a clip-on light very securely. I knew I saved that broken bottle cage for something.
I do a lot of that kind of engineering my self.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:58 PM
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I helped oppanoia crimp his frame for rear wheel pulley clearance using a crimper tool I made a few years ago. Also bent his sidestand out to clear the pulley. Gathered some more parts for my bike project. Did some brainstorming and engineering. Should have gone for a ride when the rain let up.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:36 AM
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Today I repaired my flat rear tire, and while I was at it I did some basic maintenance work to the rest of my bike.
Sealed up the intake manifold just in case it wasn't air tight.
Lubed up the bearings (mainly in the rear where I feel it was needed the most)
Cut pieces of rubber from my flat tube and put them under my gas tank and in between some of the spots on the motor. (have heard it can possibly reduce sound or vibration.)

Still need to re-attach my kickstand, but that will have to wait till the morning.
Shortly after that is done, I will have to take it on a test ride. (VERY excited for!)
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:01 PM
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Installed studded snow tires. As soon as this snow storm's over I'm testing them out.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:11 PM
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Using a brand new test engine and braking her in slow and amazingly enough, according to the manual. Raised engine (HF) to tighten chain. Took a slow, long ride.

After ride, just sat and stared at her for a while.


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Installed studded snow tires. As soon as this snow storm's over I'm testing them out.
Meant to ask you in another thread Caduces, store bought or DIY tires?
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:21 PM
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Organized a group ride with local e-bikers on Sunday, we went for a 20km ride on the cycle way around Perths Swan river, was fantastic day with the exception of one accident by a member running into a ditch on his recumbent tadpole trike and injuring himself to the point he couldn't stand or walk.

Here's some pics of the bikes and riders...and the ditch Lawrie plowed into at speed, comming to a dead stop.



I had my good friend Mick stand in the ditch to show the depth...As you can see, the bike is now a real "bent" The ditch was well camouflaged and simply not seen when Lawrie raced off the path and skirted on the grass, he was level with me, we were looking and laughing as the ditch came up, i spotted it only meters before he went in, was a sickening thud as the bike and he hit the bank...ES member 1000w went back and collected Lawries car, bought it to the accident scene luckily there was an entrance to the reserve near by, Lawrie refused to get an ambulance as he had no cover, we insisted but.... several members lifted him into the passenger seat of his car, he was driven home where a family member was to take him to hospital.





These are members of the Endless Sphere electrical vehicle forum...

I plan to organize another group ride early in the new year...

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