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Old 07-30-2011, 03:48 PM
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Awesome is that the 900 buck engine? I'm scared that would be too much torque for any bicycle I buy. Im looking at the one that's 600 bones, heh I can dream.
Yep that is the 800 dollar one. Thought it was time to try a water cooled one. I love these motors.

My current BoXer from Piplyne is holding up awesome with the 9.4 S6S I got @ over 2000 miles now. I really never carry tools just a quart of extra fuel for very long journeys nothing ever comes loose.

Cranks etc came loose a couple of times seating in. I eventually personally myself set the cold setting on the rear wheel spokes when settling in now I got absolutely notta perfection! I just ride it like a horse in the Westerns relentlessly cracking the whip to both sides lol.

My 5.8 hp one never had probs with spokes ether. I sure thought it would. What I learned about spokes is if they are not teinsioned tight properly they loosen back up. I got mine pretty tight and they work perfect.

I think the guy that I let re-lace my last wheel just wanted repeat business the crooked way? I lazily tightened up loose spokes when I found them about every 300 miles. Then finally just went over all of them and no more probs since then they are as tight as I last left them.


I thought about building another bike? I think I will just get another BoXer it does everything I want it to do. I tear up the city streets with it as a main stay of transpo. With nothing to fix on this one the only best thing left for being board is build another.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:46 PM
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Wow!

water cooled morini !!!
That's got to be a nice motor compared to these ht's. :-)
Do you race them in competition?


Took my motorized bicycle for a little spin today on the ever expanding search for a nice looking bit of fuel line. Swapped the cns for an nt yesterday, and it seems to have lost a little power overall, but is 4 stroking a lot less which might mean I'm on the right track???

Put a small bag thingy on the handlebars that came with a salvage bike. Kind of a girly lookin' thingy, maybe for a disk player or a walkman. Dropped a leatherman, an 8/10mm open end, and a 14mm combination in there along with one clean rag. Will need to add to that quick deposit! lol

Does anyone know of a cheap source for some pretty 5mm id fuel line?
I don't like the look of the thick black weatherhead 1/4" automobile stuff.
Somebody out there should sell fuel line for customs that is red, blue, green, or even clear that is in either 1/4" or 5mm !!!

Asked about chain lube that would NOT sling off and they advised stuff called PJ-1 that will set me back abt $9 for a small can. Whew! Abt 2/3's the price of a replacement chain! lol ...but if I lube the chain I'll have a lesser chance of sitting on the side of the road with my thumb stuck out. :-(

I'd also like to get some kind of positive shutoff petcock.
The little thang that comes with the kit is just so cute, but it's a goony design internally, and I really could not tell if it was really off unless I unhooked the hose.

Tires have leaked a bit of air and the ride sure has improved... lol
I'd btr watch and adjust before they get too low.

The motorcycle shop here are real friendly sort and they've built a real nice dealership with a nice place to socialize, inside or out. Set down on a bench outside and they had nice music playing over their system and everything!
It has been a great day for 2 wheels, under power!
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:08 PM
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Purty cool Rusty. Sounds like a real nice day and ride.

Ya can get fuel line in every color you can think of and clear too. I like the clear or yellow/clear my self. The later, 'cause the hardware store down the street carries it, snork.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:20 PM
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Rusty case sounds like a nice drive! Cool pic. I am using some non slinging chain lube it has been good stuff can't remember the brand name tho.

I don't race or compete I just like hot rods. For me at the moment its like when you buy a cordless drill set. When playing the perfect chess move move ya buy the same kit again if'n it works for ya. Means more service usable parts in the long run lol.


I keep thinking about these four strokes but I already got this drill kit lol.

Mebbe next year I can get around to trying one. I had a few HT's already they are good motors is what ya make of them tho. Can't compare to the M. IMHO.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:30 PM
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..LOL
U don't have to be humble opinion when racing along on a morini, GH ! LOL
Yah, I agree the ht's definitely have their place and will only lose it if outlawed.
then only outlaws will have em! lol

And just which corner hardeware store are you gettin' all those purdy colors at Dan????
Beavis is in North Stonington... I'll have him grab some and mail it to me!

Here in Wonderful Magnificent Shiny Shakey Kalifornia with hotrods and harleys and dirtbikes ALL OVER the place, I can't find nice looking fuel hose at 3 different auto parts, one hot rod specialty shop, two lawnmower shops, 3 hardware stores, and two custom chopper shops AND the Harley Dealer!

Go figger...

(I need a source.)
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:36 PM
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Bummer you didn't find any local Rusty. I much rather buy local as they already paid shipping. But here is some I found online. The yellow roll at the end for 11 bucks would last a life time.

colored fuel line - Google Search

HELIX® RACING COLORED FUEL LINE from Tucker Rocky Offroad

colored fuel line - Google Search
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:38 PM
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U don't have to be humble opinion when racing along on a morini, GH ! LOL
Yah, I agree the ht's definitely have their place and will only lose it if outlawed.
then only outlaws will have em! lol

And just which corner hardeware store are you gettin' all those purdy colors at Dan????
Beavis is in North Stonington... I'll have him grab some and mail it to me!

Here in Wonderful Magnificent Shiny Shakey Kalifornia with hotrods and harleys and dirtbikes ALL OVER the place, I can't find nice looking fuel hose at 3 different auto parts, one hot rod specialty shop, two lawnmower shops, 3 hardware stores, and two custom chopper shops AND the Harley Dealer!

Go figger...

(I need a source.)
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Rusty I have pretty colored throttle clutch choke and brake cables to sell and I am in Ohio... Just no fuel line in colors yet at least...
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:36 PM
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Is it just me or does "Pretty colored throttle clutch choke and brake cable" sound like some thing from the Kama Sutra?

16 years at sea will do that to ya!
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:49 PM
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Basically, I'm just commuting to work and filling up at the gas pump.

I've been taking it easy on the drivetrain by not doing powershifts. What I also do is slack the gas, pedal the bike while shifting gears, then back on the throttle. No problems throwing the chain either.

My 32t first gear is not low enough to handle gridlock traffic on steep hills. An 11- 34t cassette will be reinstalled onto the rear wheel. Also pending is an 80-tooth chainring sprocket, which should also accept the SBP White Industries HD freewheel. My 30t bike chainring sprocket is drilled for four-bolt or five-bolt pattern, so everything will bolt on, no machining.

First gear will be 41.21:1, which should solve my ramp and hillclimbing issues. Eighth gear will also change from 12:1 to 13.33:1. This is still high enough for highway speeds, so that's good.

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Old 07-30-2011, 11:56 PM
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I turned some Cherry wood handlebar grips...tomorrow...Bird's Eye Maple is on tap...
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