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Old 06-09-2011, 02:27 PM
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LOL 5-7. If ya have waited for sun rise to ride your bike, ya might be a MBer"

I am curious, do you always soak new parts in oil? I had never thought of that and am wondering.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:36 PM
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Rode the bike last night, looked it over and inspected to make sure nothing was coming off or loose. Waiting on my spark plug to arrive from SBP as mine is beginning to foul out so I'm losing power.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:11 PM
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Woke up, got out of bed, drug a comb across my head.. Went downstairs and had a cup..

Seriously: I am waiting for the USPS and UPS Santa's to bring me my things.

Lets see, a light is on the way. A SBP exhaust and hardware is on the way. Plus the handle bar accessory extenders ( to lift the lights above the front basket ) and an Air horn.

The turn signal unit horn stopped working so I wonder why..

My last trip was a 40 mile round trip to another town to eat. I thought where do I want to eat tonight and I took a chance a town far would surprise and satisfy and also it was my first night ride ( with a Walmart bike light ) but I made it. I am sure the brake light and blinking turn signals looked good in the dark to other drivers.

The engine mounts loosened on the way and I had my first rear flat with a 2 inch long wood splinter going through the tire and tube.
The Chinese food in that town was excellent and I will go back again!

So in the mode of another Song .. Do Do Do looking out my backdoor..Come on Come on mr. Package delivery person..

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Old 06-09-2011, 04:37 PM
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I hung out with the other alumns at my HS graduation. Toward the end very black clouds came in... So I gave the bike a good run for it's money home!!!

I actually tuned it when it was 65 and dry, riding around today at 90 and really humid I had to re-tune! crazy. I don't usually have to re-tune until I ride it at 0 and below in the winter.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:23 PM
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Woke up, got out of bed, drug a comb across my head.. Went downstairs and had a cup..


LOL Ernst! I used that exact same line, I think in this thread. We musta went to different schools together.

(just cracked me up)
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:05 PM
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LOL 5-7. If ya have waited for sun rise to ride your bike, ya might be a MBer"

I am curious, do you always soak new parts in oil? I had never thought of that and am wondering.
LOL, I only ride during daylight hours. Old eyes and less chance of getting hit by cars.

My friend Hawaii Ed used to commute from Ewa Beach to Pearl Harbor, almost 20 miles, all in traffic. That's a LONG way to dodge cars in Hawaii, and he rode at 230 am!

I don't usually soak parts in oil. However, the pocket bike freewheel is not serviceable. There is maybe a .005" clearance between the OD, which moves with the chainring sprocket and the ID which screws onto the crank arm. When I install the freewheel, most of the oil seeps out, so I try to push some grease through that .005" crack.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:12 PM
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When I rode up the ramp at work, a bystander thought that a go-kart was screaming up the ramp!

"Is that a motorcycle or bicycle" he asked.

"Bicycle".

"I thought a go-kart was coming up the ramp". he said.

"Excellent observation. My engine came out of a Tanaka Powerkart. Most people would've guessed it was a weedwhacker engine".

It turned out that my new friend used to race twin and three-engine Maico go-karts years ago.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:38 PM
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Couldn't ride today cause it was pouring outside,sad day. Got bored Swapped my handle bars
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:38 AM
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picnic with the wife...

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Old 06-10-2011, 01:14 AM
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Cleaned up the porting inside the exhaust flange of my homemade exhaust and sanded the whole thing in preparation for the BBQ paint. Also started painting the muffler mounting bracket. Decided to try out Krylon Fusion paint since I have read many good reviews on it. The can says it is good for plastic, metal, wood, wicker and more. No primer needed.
So far I can say that it comes out extremely watery thin, runs easily and has poor coverage. I only spray paint things with many light "dusting" coats. Seems to be more durable that way. I have applied 6 coats and I can still see through it. Maby after the whole can is used up it will cover and color better? I will find out tomorrow!
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