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Old 07-22-2011, 09:43 AM
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You don't have to use it if you're using a springed clutch handle, as is the stock ones - I don't use a springed clutch handle, and I rely on that return spring.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:43 PM
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Bought piston rings, new cylinder, and gaskets. I'm sick of the HT engine... I'm thinking I'll build a street legal custom build. Or closer to street legal than my current 13hp ridiculous, but awesome project.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:29 PM
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Let a buddy ride my cranbrook the other day and he left the gas on while it was parked for well over an hour. I had suspected for a couple days that the float might be sticking because I had a couple of issues with gas in the over flow tube dripping but nothing major. When we returned there was about a 5 foot gas slick and when I pushed the bike out I got on and popped it over just to see if it would fire and gas flooded out past the gasket of the clutch cover and Mag cover... Tore it down today to find that the crankcase was absolutely full of raw gas and the hydraulic action of the piston on the down stroke blew the crank seals completely out so I spent the day putting in double rim crank seals and repairing a carb and installed some better SKF crank bearings for giggles.

Good thing is that it did not affect the High density clutch pucks I have been testing one bit, I simply wiped them off and re installed and adjusted the clutch and they are performing like the day I installed them a little over 400 miles ago now.

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:49 PM
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trued my right rear wheel WHERE THE UPS TRUCK PINNED ME BETWEEN HER TIRE AND THE CURB!

Crash course in screw the bike lane I'm taking my proper space on the road.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:39 PM
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That is cool Mark, gas resistant too?

Did an on/off heat shroud test on a HF 79cc. Slightly warmer at idle for long periods but cooler underway with out it. So left off heat shroud but needs more testing.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:07 PM
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Yea I wanted SKF seals too but all they had were Toyos' but they are also specific 2 cycle gas resistant and ethanol resistant... IBT is one of my favorite places LOL.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:35 PM
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So does someone want to buy my HT bike once I put a new cyl on it.... I'm so ready to get rid of this thing. I*want a quality engine. I'm looking for a 5 - 8hp honda or briggs.... And totally*DIY the whole thing.

I got a free GX390. But holy overkill
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:11 PM
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So does someone want to buy my HT bike once I put a new cyl on it.... I'm so ready to get rid of this thing. I*want a quality engine. I'm looking for a 5 - 8hp honda or briggs.... And totally*DIY the whole thing.

I got a free GX390. But holy overkill
Take a look at this 1950/60s 5 hp Continential engine, if you dont grab it I might for $85

For Sale: Continental AU-10

would make a sweet bike engine.

This is one of my favorite sites.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:59 PM
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I installed new oversize seat, checked everything out for a sat a.m. ride with three friends. The last ride was 38 miles, I hope this new seat helps.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:27 PM
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Take a look at this 1950/60s 5 hp Continential engine, if you dont grab it I might for $85

For Sale: Continental AU-10

would make a sweet bike engine.

This is one of my favorite sites.
Looks cool, but I'm going to use an alloy block motor. Much lighter.
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