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Old 08-20-2011, 08:38 AM
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Put the rear sprocket on. Park tools order finally arrived so I cleaned out my rear hub guts & packed em with red grease. Didn't have a syringe so I made one out of an inner tube, a chip clip, & this white cone thing I found in the kitchen drawer

I think it's a cake decorator.


Tomorrow should be the final mount & hooking everything up. Still gotta bend the exhaust pipe & get a headlight & speedo. Oh yeah.....need a gas can & oil lol
Neat Idea I like It! That is a great one handed tool for the way I like to grease my hubs. I just drill about a 1/8'' hole in the center of my hub shells to butt up a grease gun to. Then I would cram grease in until I saw old grease swell out from the hub cones. ''This saved me from taking my hubs apart to re-grease them'' That always nearly took three hands. This is a one handed tool.


Folks with coaster brake hubs I imagine they still need to disassemble those and clean them out.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:32 AM
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Hey GH,

"I just drill about a 1/8'' hole in the center of my hub shells to butt up a grease gun to."

...and the grease doesn't sling out from the terrifying speed your Morini Boxer is capable of ??? :-)

I've got a buncha SA hubs here and ALL the little plastic bung stoppers are disintegrated, so any oil applied to them would be all over the place if I ran them. Grease would just be slower to exit. I was planning on threading the ho and inserting a set screw with T tape when I got around to trying one of them.

...and I thought of you when I first saw that ad for the 4.3lb Santa Cruz Blur carbon fiber frame.. :-)
(you could Morini FLY over them goats heads and touch nary a one!)

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Old 08-20-2011, 07:05 PM
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I have pretty much road with every cheap or high end hub there is. OK not every one of them. I have used my grease zerk trick for years now nary a problem. Sealed cartridge bearings are of coarse a little different but loose ball bearing hubs I do it to all of them. When you pack a hub good there will be a little grease seep out at the bearing seals but nothing out of hand that can't easily be reckoned with by one quick wipe over a couple of rides.

Heck I had bikes that I put grease zerks/certs on and some I never even covered the 1/8 hole. Never had any remorse from doing it and never a prob for me. I never had the grease come out of the 1/8 hole just saw it squirm out the bearing seals on my plain jane loose ball hubs. It's pretty nice to see the old black grease squirm out and the purty new grease show up.

Just think of how bearings buddies work on a Automotive trailer or boat trailer.


I got nice sealed cartridge bearings on the Boxer. Front wheel bearings never seam wear out on any of these bikes.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:20 PM
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I'm digging mine out of storage and going for a ride! woo hooo!!!!!!
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:06 PM
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Been out of town for a week. Fired up the Morini on some 8 day old gas that had been sitting in it. Fired right up first tickle of the kick start and idled sweat. It was patiently waiting for me.

I still don't think I have sense to leave things well enough alone still pondering a bigger carb?

Really digging the homework on the China parts from Mapbike.

Just did some major work on a building that was at a motionindustries place.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:32 AM
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I don't know much about the guts of Sturmey Archer hubs, but if you just want to plug the hole, you might be able to get by with putting a patch of rubber over the hole and hose clamping or ziptying (2 ties) the rubber patch. That should be a good bandaid fix until you can do the grease zerk or something.


re: kids tearing up tubes, more patches than spokes....

I make my own tire slime, from $1 caulk from Walmart, with the same amount of $1 window wash (blue automotive type). I've sealed bike tires, tubes, and lawnmower tubeless tires with the stuff.

Check out Amerityre for kids bikes or low-speed bicycles if you're sick of flats (I have some foam tires on my wife's bike and I like them. They are grippy and roll ok even with a heavy rider. The 20" sizes are only about $20 each.

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Hey GH,

"I just drill about a 1/8'' hole in the center of my hub shells to butt up a grease gun to."

...and the grease doesn't sling out from the terrifying speed your Morini Boxer is capable of ??? :-)

I've got a buncha SA hubs here and ALL the little plastic bung stoppers are disintegrated, so any oil applied to them would be all over the place if I ran them. Grease would just be slower to exit. I was planning on threading the ho and inserting a set screw with T tape when I got around to trying one of them.

...and I thought of you when I first saw that ad for the 4.3lb Santa Cruz Blur carbon fiber frame.. :-)
(you could Morini FLY over them goats heads and touch nary a one!)

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:01 AM
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I make my own tire slime, from $1 caulk from Walmart, with the same amount of $1 window wash (blue automotive type). I've sealed bike tires, tubes, and lawnmower tubeless tires with the stuff.
Its not the real thing..
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Hey GH,
Yah, I had Bearing Buddies on one of my boat trailers... it was a nicer boat, (for the likes of me), so I had to sell it... but yah, I had to drag out the pressure washer and blast the inside of the wheels and tires to get all the grease off them ! I guess they are not supposed to do that???
Had a coors can duct taped over the spindle on one of em for a couple years. Had to re-do the tape now and then.
I am living wrong.
Have not been fishing in I can't remember when.
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Worked on my giant butte today.
Gonna switch over.
Best I could do was a Rock Shox Judy DH off a Specialized Rock Hopper... Most the other cheapie forks with a 1" stem (steerer?) in the pile were for a 24" wheel, which I wouldn't mind, but all I got is MTB tires for the 24's.
Now I need to learn how to rebuild a Judy. got no travel... maybe 30mm and it sags right to that...
I drug out a set of ugly looking apes, and glad I did because the last bend is not comfortable... may need to buy a set...
The giant butte has a larger frame so I'm hoping I can lose the Pnut tank and just run a 2" tube for fuel under the top tube of the bike. I'd rather it look more like a bicycle than a MC.
Learning about forks/suspension forks, rake, and trail.
I lost trail with the Judy, so I'll probably need to rake the headset. I wanted more trail than the present frame offers. No off-road quick action for me!
The locals had a Cruise night, yesterday eve, and I made a couple passes down the mainstreet to look at the customs. There's quite a bit of old iron around here.
Need to make a pin tool so I can service the rear gear cassettes...
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:28 AM
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I worked in the R.V. industry for a while. I did a lot of break jobs on bearing buddy set ups ''trailers''. Folks were over packing them to the point that it got into the breaks. That's a hard set to use and gauge right..
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:33 AM
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My Paughco Porkster fuel tank came today. I won it on eBay. New with a primer coat on the outside and Kreem coated inside. I've been waiting for it due to needing it to get the dimensions right on my La Cycles(Thai) BigMo. I'm cutting the frame on the top and lower tubes to strech the frame and needed the tank so I can figure the King/Queen seat I'm fab'ing. The tank is real nice with 2 fuel ports, 1 a dummy, and it has tabs out the front and back of the tunnel. I'll be drilling through the frame and spudding the holes so I can bolt through the frame. The tank and tabs will help reinforce the cut and weld job.

I took the dummy gas tank plug off that comes with the Kreem that had been used in the tank. I wanted to feel if there was Kreem inside so I stuck my finger inside and felt it. I also felt the place where it had started to pull off the steel in big strips I think the etchant step was skipped or something or it had not been chemically cleaned.

I contacted the seller, we'll see what they do.
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