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Old 06-25-2011, 02:56 PM
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Installed a remote fuel tank on my Staton friction drive.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:08 PM
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Purchased Damp Pro dampening material, Grim Works Happy Pipe expansion chamber, lime green hp plug wire, and two 26" x 3" Kenda Flame tires (w/matching tubes of course!) All for my new GT-2 frame!! Can't wait!!
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:56 PM
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I need some help bad my bike wont start up I have a 80cc slant head and what happendwas I was rideing down the road and the bolt for the carb came out and the carb fell off I've took it apart and cleaned it with carb cleaner and put it all back together and put a new bolt in it to hold it om and it still will not crank I even replaced the cdi box thinking it wasn't getting fire idk what else to do please help this is my only transportation to work and all.
try cleaning the magneto coil thats wut i did yesterday and mine fired right up. gonna have to keep the new 1 i ordered for a spare
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:58 PM
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today i rode after reading a few posts here i tried cleaning the magneto coil with sum sand paper wiped it off real good and she fired up
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:05 AM
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I let it collect dust in my garage while I went to work.
I want to get a better LED headlight, and those tend to cost around $100.00
My $35.00 spotlight works fine, it just looks....wrong.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:16 AM
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A few days ago, the Scooterguy front pivot mounting stud snapped. I took some time off this morning to replace the all-thread mounting to a 7/16 x 3" Grade 8 bolt. That should work well.

I also adjusted the front and rear 203mm disc brakes. They work par excellence.

On the way home, I pulled into a Chevron gas station and pumped 3/4 gallon of 87 octane. Two ounces of oil is kept in my 18 oz aluminum bottle in my cage. Before filling, I mix about 12 oz gas in the bottle, then slowly pour the oil mix in, while pumping gas. I had been filling a gallon of gas every 8-9 days. However, it got messy and overflowed, especially if there were more than a few ounces in the tank. Now, I simply fill 3/4 gallon with no messy spills. That amount should last me 6-7 days.
I'm glad I swapped the chainring sprocket from 63t to 72t. Now even 8th gear is usable on flat ground.

I've also been "tucking in" at speeds over 30 mph. I can REALLY feel the difference in the bike's performance. The Tanaka 47R engine seems to be pulling more at higher speeds.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:47 AM
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was successful in jamming the chain inside the motor.

wonder how people are able to get the chain running so smooth on the OCC chopper bikes. i made sure this time i built it that i got the offset mount for it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:49 AM
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Replaced my seal, put heater hose between tensioner and frame.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:49 PM
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found out that the motor mount has been twisting when the motor is running. gonna get it aligned again tomorrow, then take the motor off, and drill a hole through the mount and the frame, then put a large bolt through it.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:19 PM
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Yes. Almost every motorcycle I have worked on that had a flange mount (bolt on) carburetor and manifold, with the exception of the Honda CT70, had a brown or black heat insulator in between the cylinder and intake manifold.
It is there to help prevent heat transfer from the cylinder to the carburetor.
An intake gasket by itself will not block the heat transfer, soooo.....
I am thinking of making one for my little beastie.
I was thinking the same thing, but something like ceramic.

I am also wondering if using the NGK BPR7HIX Iridium IX plug might be the cause. It has the most heat transfer from the cylinder to the head I could find, which seemed to make sense considering my extreme heat riding conditions this time of year and usually always running the motor (via gears) in the top 1/3 of the RPM power band.

Then again maybe I am running too lean now, I'll pull the plug and check it, then just pop in a stock LD Z8C and Z4JC plugs and see how it runs.

Don't you hate it when more than one condition has changed when a problem occurs?

In my case a different plug heat rating, a different oil and gas/oil mix, and the ambient temperature is ridiculously hot to start with.

One thing is for sure, it sure as heck performs like a full race motor until it gets hot.
0-30 in a heratbeat, and much faster than I typically want to ride.
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