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Old 07-14-2011, 07:44 PM
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Heh heh, Meep meep meeep!

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:54 PM
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Set up for frame repair-I brake key ways and crack frames-I need to slow down
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Put new end on throttle cable-the cable broke long so I cut the sheath to fit poked the cable into the side of a hose and filled with solder
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:29 AM
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new bike was on rain-check... building a trailer for 'grocery getter' , will have pics once I find the chord for my phone...
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:32 AM
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Silver works a lot better. I could not get lead(old school) solder to hold together but maybe nickel will hold on better than lead did for me.

your not the first one to be dishearten by the lack of forethought buy these "manufactures" , But it can be made right. Its part of the charm of these little engines. Wait until one of your motor mounts brakes fifteen miles from home.

there is a known procedure for shorting the cable and there is a U tube vid on how to get it done (thats the one I copied)


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Old 07-15-2011, 02:46 AM
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Just got back from having a box for my gas can welded up to my luggage rack.



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Old 07-15-2011, 10:17 AM
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Silver works a lot better. I could not get lead(old school) solder to hold together but maybe nickel will hold on better than lead did for me.

your not the first one to be dishearten by the lack of forethought buy these "manufactures" , But it can be made right. Its part of the charm of these little engines. Wait until one of your motor mounts brakes fifteen miles from home.

there is a known procedure for shorting the cable and there is a U tube vid on how to get it done (thats the one I copied)


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I can't stand silver solder, it doesn't melt, and flow nearly as well as lead.
I order lead solder from Mexico... It's kind of expensive, but totally worth it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:35 AM
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I can't stand silver solder, it doesn't melt, and flow nearly as well as lead.
I order lead solder from Mexico... It's kind of expensive, but totally worth it.
If the metal is cleaned well and properly fluxed and you use enough heat to the metal surfaces Silver flows quite well in my experience.

I use automotive grade 60 tin 40 lead or 50/50 from Roto Metals quite a bit.

Amazon.com: 50 Tin / 50 Lead-BAR-Solder-1-lb: Industrial & Scientific

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Old 07-15-2011, 04:27 PM
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got a pocket bike motor in the mail yay!

gonna figure out how to mount it to the occ bike and get a 25H chain for it along with the sprocket for the rear.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:00 PM
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got a pocket bike motor in the mail yay!

gonna figure out how to mount it to the occ bike and get a 25H chain for it along with the sprocket for the rear.
Will you be mid-frame mounting it? If so, using an 8-tooth sprocket and a 144-tooth rear sprocket should make it work well.

Or a 7t and a 126t rear sprocket.

Gear ratio would then be 18:1
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:43 PM
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Mainly riding to work.

I'm learning to "tuck in"; that really helps top end and gas mileage. I'm also pedalling for two seconds when shifting gears. This helps better engagements.

My new 32t first gear cassette isn't cutting it on the steep ramp at work and a steep hill near home. I have a running start on the ramp, so not a big problem. HOWEVER, the steep hill id sometimes gridlocked. Once stopped, my bike doesn't have the torque to continue uphill. I have to ride a narrow paved walkway along the steep hill.

Time fo look for another 34t cassette.....or maybe a larger 8mm chainring.
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