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Old 08-11-2011, 04:01 PM
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I had that same problem after mounting a new carb. Try taking the carb off, cleaning the intake m. tube, and the carb mounting area, then using a proper o-ring there, or at the least, a wrap or two of plumbing tape. You may be having a leak/draft there at the connection. If you can leave it in place a long time, you might use some type of gasket sealer. For me, the o-ring from Sick Bike Parts worked, but you could also possibly find a rubber washer or o-ring at an auto parts store like Napa or Pep Boys. The top cap also works well with an o-ring.

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Something is still messed up with my carb.... It runs awesome though when it wants to work.
It'll run fine up to about half throttle. Then WOT, it'll run nice for a bit. Then start running crazy lean and sputter and die....
So fuel starvation somehow. The garbage float system is having more issues.... grumble. Simple is nice when it works. Yes, NT carbs. That's directed to you. You don't work nice. heh.
I need to pick up an RT*carb and test that out.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:56 PM
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d then go for a long ride. Stop and have a beer or 2 and not work, think about work or plan on working. Except tomorrow is 2 paydays (different jobs) I may consider that, snork.

LOL, didn't check voice mail and lost a $300 courier gig!

But in my defense, ...well, got nutton. No one mention this to Carol, K?

But the "dawg" thing works great even in mud. So that's a plus. Not $300 worth but hey



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Old 08-12-2011, 12:14 AM
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Been thinking over and over in my head about a 24mm carb now.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:46 AM
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Been working on my modified LED headlight. I shoulda taken pictures....
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:51 AM
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Got the back cap off the muffler and can see the double baffle plate and packing in behind that, but can't get em out... there's another thing I don't know!
Gotta go read some threads...
Instead of doing that I spent a few hours reading about expansion chambers today. Never built one before, but just salvaged a small file cabinet I could cut pieces of sheet metal out of...

...I'd like to see those pics of your led headlight, GN... Gotta do something with these HF lites sooner or later.
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NOT happy with the front fork trail on my MAB... thinkin abt cutting the top tube and raking it just a little bit for better (smoother) handling.
Should probably check my other frames first...
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:55 AM
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Mebby I will take pictures of it now in mid modding.

I was contemplating doing a how-to on it, but I want to be sure that is all works as planned before sharing my mad scientist experiment with the rest of the world. :insert evil grin here: .
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:11 AM
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Had my 1st break down yesterday in over 200 miles. Chain came off while rounding a corner on a busy 4 lane road. Had no tools with me. Was able to correct the issue. This was one of those "really quick ride, I'll be right back." Got home tightened up chain and started contemplating a way to build a spring loaded tensioner. These cheap china chains really stretch alot from new. I have tightened it up several times already.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:40 AM
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DD, when I was at the ACE hardware store the other day buying metric stuff and eating my weekly popcorn, I saw some hairpin type springs for a 'power rake' that looked to be very interesting for a chain tensioner...

If you are interested, I'll be going back for more popcorn saturday or sunday and can get you a part number... it was abt $5 for a pair of em.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:52 AM
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Yes, I am interested. Please do if you go back.--Thanks
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:43 AM
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I even got a pic of it for you, DD...

Sry, it's NOT a hairpin spring, its called a torsion spring...

At Ace hardware it is their part number 70806 and it says on the package that it replaces their part number 70805. Cost is $3.99 for a pair of em.

Hope you can make a decent tensioner out of one.

I'd sure like to see pics!!!

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No ride today because I still got the pipe off, but I bought a chrome front fork for my motorized bicycle today... at the LTS.
There was a Giant Butte attached to it. :-)
I put a pic of it over in 'what bike did you build on.
It was cheep!
might just swap my ht over to it.
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