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Old 07-23-2011, 09:46 PM
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I had a flat tire to day 5 miles from home. thank God for cell phones and Good friends.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:49 PM
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rapped tight yesterday!
delusions of grandeur! lol
I REALLY don't like rag joints and kit chain tensioners.
try again today.
Spring for a hub adapter. You won't be disappointed! I'll never build another kit without one.

Did some test laps around the 'hood today. Have a solution for "brake bosses" on the front. Just need to do a bit more head-scratching. The "adapter" I found on a craigslist bike works well but there's a bit too much vibration under hard stopping than I comfortable with.

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Old 07-23-2011, 10:39 PM
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Roger that rain! Whoo, went for a ride, got soaked to cool off after working on the trailer all day. (pic section if you want to check it out)
Nifty trailer, but the ice cream cart is the shiznit! the name sucks though......bengals fan haha

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Old 07-23-2011, 10:44 PM
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Ran errands and I only had to answer questions about my build for three people today.. Phew. I should make a video and sell copies.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:05 AM
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Spring for a hub adapter. You won't be disappointed! I'll never build another kit without one.
Right on. I recently rebuilt my bike since version 1.0 was a leaky, unreliable, rattely, shakey, scarey, death trap. Version 2.0 used a hub adapter and sprocket from Sportsman. I would never build again without one.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:12 PM
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lol Ernst, it does get tedious having to stop and chat when you're in a hurry. That's why I just hand out these and be on my way:



I'm still trying to get in gear to go work in the heat... I wonder if I can make an ice mold out of my helmet
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:28 AM
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bought a 12v cooler for my drinks from a thrift store today...works good.
time to head back to the beach...with two beers this time!
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:42 AM
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Converted junked moped's 6v horn head and tale lights I have high and low beams tale marker and brake light now-when I find turn signals I'll wire them in also - now on to the broken rear axle and cracked bearing race as I have broken them before I'm going to use the axle and sealed bearing form the junked moped front hub and weld in axle bosses, that should hold up to what ever evil I put it through
I ride as hard and fast as I like and when it brakes I fix it stronger and faster-thank God for old mopeds and small motorbike parts as they are much better then HT motor kit parts
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:40 PM
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I'm embarrassed to admit this one. I noticed the fuel in the in-line fuel filter was beginning to have more air than fuel. I figured the screen on the fuel valve must be clogging. Turned the valve off and on a few times. Shook the bike to remove debris from the valve filter. I needed just enough to get home. Finally decided tank must not be venting to allow fuel to flow. Removed the cap and discovered the tank was empty. VERY humbling.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:20 PM
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I wouldn't feel bad abt that Perry !
Years back I ran out of fuel more times with 5gal tanks... and when I ran the 2 gal tank I was always stopping at stations when I really did not need fuel!

Only pushed the bike home from closing the bar once. about a mile with a slight upgrade. A block from home at 3am, sitting on the curb looking at the non-starter I noticed the petcock was not turned on.

Did so, and it fired on the second kick.

Gosh, I wonder how far someone can get on a HT running on fumes!
...Like Kramer and the fuel gauge test... LoL

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I switched out the MTB handlebars on my MAB-under-construction for some bmx type bars that have 4" more height to them. much more comfortable!
...and more room for all the stoopid cables and stuff.
Now I gotta find a fix for the front center-pull brake.

Back wheel comes off today to flip my dish sprocket around the better way.
Will cut links from the chain and work on an improvement to the kit tensioner also.
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