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Old 08-07-2011, 08:39 PM
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Other than slicing my finger in the gears it was a good time.

The gas gushing out of the tank was a scary thing. And it was a gush too, not a couple of drippies. I didn't have the tank all the way full, but the bottom of the cap was at the gas level. I put the cap on and shook the bike side to side and a river of gas shot out from under the cap. Not cool. Even if you only had the tank half full and the bike fell over, a river of gas would issue from the cap.

Nah, these happy times are rough and cobby things. There are much better options out there.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:27 PM
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I had a lot of time, so I rode slowly to the bike shop in town. One of my pedals was falling apart, so I needed to replace it. The shop sold me "new" "take offs" for $5/pair. What a deal!

I also rode slowly home at 12.5 mph(20kph) on the sidewalks, and maintained the speed limit on roads that I had to.

I think I'll ride slowly home on the sidewalks tomorrow. That way, I can get a pulse of how rush hour traffic is flowing BEFORE it reaches me at my normal speed.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:30 PM
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Was in a hurry this morning and didn't check fuel before I left. Ran out of fuel seven miles from home on way back. Had to buy oil, gas and gas can to mix. I've been running Opti2 oil. Motor did not like the switch and spewed plenty of smoke. Fine now but will always take the time to check the tank before I leave.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:46 PM
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I had an OS moment one day when I filled up my HT gas tank that full! It was a hot summer night and I was having a good ride, till I filled up with a spare fuel bottle, closed the lid, and took off. At first I thought it was raining, till I smelled the gas and felt the burn on my leg from the chemicals now on my pants! The bike started spraying fuel from the filler neck all over my stomach and thighs, soaking me in fuel! I shut off the bike and pulled over, terrified I'd catch on fire. Luckily, nothing happened but some dry skin and wasted fuel, and a massive headache.

Just don't overfill, or get a different tank.

Make your own PVC tank for top tube or behind the seat!
http://motorbicycling.com/f3/pvc-tank-how-21154.html

Fancy metal ones: http://motorbicycling.com/f23/canist...ank-30317.html
http://motorbicycling.com/f23/wanted...k-19627-7.html

A lot of people use $15 pocketbike tanks or lawnmower tanks (small ride-on mowers have 1/3 or 1/2 gallon tanks that might work. )

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Other than slicing my finger in the gears it was a good time.

The gas gushing out of the tank was a scary thing. And it was a gush too, not a couple of drippies. I didn't have the tank all the way full, but the bottom of the cap was at the gas level. I put the cap on and shook the bike side to side and a river of gas shot out from under the cap. Not cool. Even if you only had the tank half full and the bike fell over, a river of gas would issue from the cap.

Nah, these happy times are rough and cobby things. There are much better options out there.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:39 PM
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Yeah Baby!

On the flip side we have the (allegedly common) problem of caps that don't vent.

Amazing.

Yes, these are rough and cobby things.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:09 PM
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Mine are pretty smooth and reliable now, of coarse that could change the next time I ride them......LOL!

I've found that a lot of the rough cobby stuff can be smoothed out with a little time a few better quality parts and a, yes there are many higher quality options but for the money and for the outright fun of tinkering I still get lots of enjoyment from the China Girls.

It also doesn't hurt to be fortunate enough to get one that is put together a bit better with better internal fit than some of the super cobby ones some of us have gotten, I did have one lemon myself that would not have lasted no matter what I had done to it.

You're right about the rough cobby part of these for sure but that creates a challenge to me and makes the tinkerer in me come out, makes me want to see just how much of the rough cobby I can get out of them......LOL!

I do plan on having some nice smooth powerful 4 stroke bikes in the future as well, I like all of them......

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:19 AM
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Changed my oil
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:40 AM
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I did some house cleaning so I could look at my motorized bicycle for a bit. It had been buried under the stuff that collects in there from moving and raising a baby.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:29 AM
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I sliced my finger in my exhaust pipe then cleaned it with water. Turned out the water was rubbing alcohol I used to clean the bike. I've never felt pain like this.

Other than that, I finished my bike today!
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:34 AM
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I didn't do this to the bike.........I did it to the engine





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