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Old 09-10-2011, 02:12 PM
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I just finished my install on my Jamis Explorer. I have 'Mr. Tuffy's" in the tires. Never had a blow out! Knock on wood, crossing fingers!!!

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Old 09-10-2011, 02:37 PM
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Got the handlebars drilled and mounted the kill switch/throttle grip setup, painted my NT air filter cover red so it kinda looks like Dr Henry Killinger's skull logo.

Coming this weekend: final motor mount!
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:58 PM
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:52 AM
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Thank you very much, GH!
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:28 AM
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I put some stuff in storage so I could get to my mb. Hopefully will get to fix the rear rack and do some more riding before it goes in winter storage too.

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Old 09-11-2011, 09:27 AM
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Yesterday, changed a flat. (Why does it always have to be the back on motorized bicycles with 2 chains?) So soaked the drive chain in chainsaw lube. I didn't clean it but should have. Was shocked at how much gunk came out just from a soak. Adjusted all 3 brake systems on daily rider. The Worksman front drum was not even engaging. I seem to be big on building, not so much on maintenance. snicker.

But was wondering if there was a ready made product like mentioned above. Thanks GH.
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:27 PM
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Yesterday I removed and replaced the ignition wire and spark plug on both bikes. A trip to my local NAPA beforehand and I've now made two ignition wires (first time I've done that, pretty straightforward job) and installed them on the CDIs and replaced the plugs on both engines with B5HS's. Fortunately I rediscovered my plug wrench, since the replacements are 13/16", not the smaller China plug. Of course on one CDI the cable simply unscrewed and I was able to have it done in 20 minutes. The other CDI was assembled by the employee of the month with the boss watching, meaning the cable wouldn't come free of the CDI and I ended up having to dig out the crap around the screw after the wire came apart before it would come free. They must have used all of that day's adhesive on one unit. Both are working nicely and are both sealed with RTV silicon. The magneto covers on both are also now sealed (better to do the preventive work when the weather's nice) with RTV as well.

Today I'm back on to the general tinkering and torquing before going out for a cruise.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:27 PM
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Got to do nutton with her today but say good bye on my way to work. Been raining for days here. Sadly, running out of summer too.

Hot Wheels, looking forward to your pics. I built my first Riverside a while back and man, she is a pretty MB. Cracks me up and love it when folks ask "what year is it?' Just has that classic motorized bicycle look. I was real worried about the welds between the dropouts and the seat stays. (was slightly misaligned and really chintzy) but has held up fine. For what I paid for her, could/would gladly make some supports.

Sorry for the ramble. Just a big Riverside fan now.

here's pictures of my riverside, runs great, looks great.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:46 PM
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Awesome Hot Wheels! Don't get much purty-er then her. Did you do a build thread on her?
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Didn't do a thing to my daily rider today. Checked the gas and that was about it. Every thing was right and tight. (for once, lol)

Took a long ride today. Beautiful fall weather up here now. Cruised around the capital and high-end areas of Hartford. Sundays are great for that.

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Old 09-11-2011, 11:37 PM
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Got the hockey pucks cut & drilled for motor mounts, smashed the latch off the supply cabinet to use as mounting hardware, got a muffler bracket to reinforce the precarious chain guide, rigged up the (temporary) brake lights/turn signal. Lotta sawing, drilling, filing, & wiring today. Final mount was delayed by tool/parts availability.

Also noticed the importance of clear coat today. Luckily I've got a bottle of Testor's flat black enamel that matches perfectly.

Spending a few days back home this week, picking up my old Free Spirit Greenbriar while I'm there....could turn into a new project...
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