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Old 06-17-2011, 04:52 PM
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Dag, will do. Would be perfect for a trailer. Would really enjoy seeing your set up. Is there a thread in the tavern or elsewhere?

Know what you mean about the green thing. The challenge of it is a tinkerer's dream!
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:12 PM
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Gased it up....
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:33 PM
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I had the day off, so I visited my credit union five miles away. Then I dropped off some forms at University of Hawaii-West Oahu, about five more miles further away. I rode back to town to buy a battery for my Honda 150 scooter (This will be my alternate commuter).

Upon leaving the shop, the chain snapped. When I repaired it, it was too short. I could not get lower than fourth gear. That was good enough to reach home three miles away. Fourth gear is 21.8:1, fifth is 18.55:1, sixth is 16.36:1, so gearing was more than sufficient to limp home on.

Today, I'll install a rear spoke guard and new chain on my bike. Then I'll also have someone drop me off at Hawaii Ed's house. My scooter is there, so I'll install the new battery and scooter home.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:37 PM
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started putting the cylinder back together. also mounted the tuned pipe on the chopper. needing to figure out how to route the pipe now, going to run the cylinder backward and working on mating the SBP pipe at the right angle for the copper pipes to go in.

also having some trouble putting the replacement gear back on the crank, goes about half way and gets stuck, probably just need to take the dremel to it again.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:03 AM
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just riding her and experimenting with handlebar setups again
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:57 PM
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Finished welding & installing a new front motor mount on my 2nd build
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:32 AM
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What headset will you use?

I have read some interesting threads about installing 1 1/8" threadless forks on 1" threaded equipped bikes. Some used mixed headsets, some milled out the threads on a 1" steel headset till it fit a 1 1/8 steerer (wow) and used the threadless star-nut and cap system.

RST is the only co. I know of that makes new 1" threaded suspension forks that aren't total trash. They work but are not fancy at all, no damping etc, just springs and grease or oil.


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did more work on the chopper bike. managed to cut the head tube down enough to accept a standard threadless fork, would have liked the steer tube to be a tad longer but it'll work. then fabbed up a holder for the gas tank (using one of those camp stove bottles) waiting for the jb weld to dry then to put the motor together and on the bike.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:42 AM
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I know I plug them a lot - but this was super cool.

Ordered my new seals from RawMotors.com and had the option to get free next day air shipping! So it should come in the same day as the new rings and head gasket I ordered last week.

Hopefully by the end of the week I'll be back up and running.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:15 PM
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What headset will you use?

I have read some interesting threads about installing 1 1/8" threadless forks on 1" threaded equipped bikes. Some used mixed headsets, some milled out the threads on a 1" steel headset till it fit a 1 1/8 steerer (wow) and used the threadless star-nut and cap system.

RST is the only co. I know of that makes new 1" threaded suspension forks that aren't total trash. They work but are not fancy at all, no damping etc, just springs and grease or oil.
i'm using a 1 1/8" threadless headset. it was a tight fit but it works until i can afford some actual triple tree forks from choppersus.com
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:44 PM
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routine service done today shes ready to ride again
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