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Old 06-06-2011, 07:20 PM
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Well, I'm out to go on that ride now and see what they got done to my county road........


back in a jiffy.... :-}

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:29 PM
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:10 PM
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Rode to work this morning. Almost didn't as I wanted to smoke a coffee and drink a cig in the car. (lol, that was my last job in the MM. that and stare out the window) Great ride! sunny, just enough clouds to make it purty. Was 5 mins early. Ended up yelling at my boss's, boss's boss. Really great day. Forgot my bike lock so put my bike in my truck. Just barely fit and door scraped my front tire. But was kinda cool having my baby on board. Passed a guy ridding a china girl. I pulled over up ahead. I wanted to warn him about his tacoed rear wheel. (read open the back of my truck and show him my girl)

Finished up my morning gig, ignored said big boss and went home. (I might be unemployed in the morning) I turn the engine over with the pull start slowly for a coupla-a-few pulls before giving an actual pull to start. First half pull, she lit off! I am thinking the HF plug cap just sucked and this is how she is supposed to run. Don't know, just loving it! On way home she ran beautifully. (After I remembered to un-choke. lol)

I am 2 weeks late in sending Happy http://motorbicycling.com/f16/happy-travels-8165.html to Zaunder in Germany. So after coming home to get his addy, I took Happy for a long ride and some pics. One of those days when I could not stop ridding. Got to the post office 5 mins to 5. Then realized I had printed out the wrong thing so could not mail! Ah well. Just gonna have to ride over again tomorrow. Life is hard.

OH! Tightened up my mirror. lol, had to have some thing on topic.
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Well, I'm out to go on that ride now and see what they got done to my county road........


back in a jiffy.... :-}

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Well that was a nice little 10 mile ride,but just a bit on the hot side, and they did a good job fixing some bad spots in the road, still a rough ole road but not nearly as bad in the areas that were really rough.

Bike is running great, kept her at about 31MPH average most of the way and run it @ 36mph for a ways but only have 185miles on this engine so I'm trying to be easy with it until I can pull the jug and replace that upper bearing and do the other mods I have in mind for the little gal.....

I say any ride is a good ride when you enjoy it and make it back home not loosing any blood...........

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Old 06-06-2011, 09:31 PM
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The vids would be great.......but would just make me jealous of the beautiful green country side and the pleasant temps when what we have here right now is very hot, not so green conditions things are burning up around here from this heat and lack of rain.......getting pretty bad.


OK now back to that Video...........make that sucker so we can all enjoy it.....

I'm waiting on my new vid cam I ordered last week, not sure yet how I will like it but it is the same as the last one Scotto got, it's that ATC2K model and I won it on ebay for $21 and some change + shipping around $40 total, I'm hoping can make some better quality vids with it instead of the stuff I been doing with my cell phone camera.

YES get us a vid done please...

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After I get my damn car running tomorrow, if I have any time before work I'll cruise back out to the lighthouse. Really nice roads out there.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:48 PM
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After I get my damn car running tomorrow, if I have any time before work I'll cruise back out to the lighthouse. Really nice roads out there.
Any chance you may be able to produce a vid on that ride?

I'll bet it is some real nice scenery out that way......

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Old 06-07-2011, 01:37 AM
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The bottom bracket chainrings were disassembled to solve the clunking and chain jumping issues. While apart, I clearanced out the crank arm, the part that spins over the four mounting bolts. The new 72t'ssprocket's bolt holes were beveled out to provide even more clearance. The old pocket bike freewheel was still good, so I squeezed some grease into its cracks. New locknuts were installed; the last thing I needed was the chainrings falling apart.

Sure enough, when I flipped over the dished 30t bicycle sprocket at the chainring, the bike chain lined up like it did before I swapped sprockets.

When all the pieces were together, all chains and sprockets pedalled smoother than ever before.

The test ride to and from the auto parts store went well, except the chain was skipping gears at the cassette. This had started happening a few days before I swapped the sprockets. Nothing that minor derailleur adjustment can't fix.

I can't wait for the sun to rise, so I can ride my bike to work.

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Old 06-07-2011, 01:40 AM
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Finished welding up the exhaust system for my new-to-me muffler.
It looks strange, but should work out well. Now I need to paint it as well as the muffler mounting bracket I made.
Need to post pics too.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:16 AM
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Any chance you may be able to produce a vid on that ride?

I'll bet it is some real nice scenery out that way......

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Definitely! I'll dink with my car for a bit and then ride off down there on the bike.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:55 PM
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Spent a couple hours exploring an idea for a homemade carburetor o-ring. It didn't pan out because the hose I was using wasn't heat resistant enough. found a small nut and bolt that wasn't stripped out and cranked it down as tight as I could. It seems to have taken care of the problem. After that I found a link on my pedal chain that was falling apart. Spent another hour or so rebuilding that. My hands are large and unsteady, and that makes it difficult to do things like rebuild a chain. After I got that done I went in the house and crashed, because I had been up al night (nervous and excited about my wedding on saturday).
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