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Old 09-15-2011, 03:25 AM
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Why not put a little gas in the oil bottle, mix that up, then dump in the tank and continue filling? I prefer to mix my gas at home and fill before leaving, but I have used this method with success.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:31 AM
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Bikeberry.com sells a $35 OTS brand metal "rag joint" that replaces the 2 rubber donuts, and has slots for the spokes.

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Yesterday, I had to re-adjust my rear sprocket/rag joint setup. The chain popped off twice in 12 hours. I'm beginning to really dislike the rag joint. Its nearly impossible to get this thing perfectly straight. My 1st bike I put over 200 miles on it before I had to tighten any bolts on it. The rubber discs are not cut with even thickness. One is more wedge like than the other. I had an extra kit so I tried to match up the 2 best rubber discs.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:00 AM
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filled my tank with fuel, stood there looking at my engine, thought geez i did good then went back inside and fell asleep lol
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:31 PM
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Bikeberry.com sells a $35 OTS brand metal "rag joint" that replaces the 2 rubber donuts, and has slots for the spokes.
That's commonly referred to as a "pineapple" adapter.
Pineapple Sprocket Mounts BikeBerry.com
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:37 PM
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I'm not working on my bike but on a cranbrook for a friend, still have a few things to do like replace the gas line with real stuff remove the front fender and add front brake. This is a bgf z50, runs ok and will get better.

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:09 PM
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Put velcro on my tank to hold a GPS. Pic makes it look wonky but in person, it looks even worse. Gotta make another dash board



But works well. Speedo, compass and oddly enough, a GPS. Need a solar charger now.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:11 PM
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Decided, after troubleshooting not getting spark on here, to swap out my magneto in an attempt to correct the problem. It worked!

After that I also decided that the rattling from my broken fender mounts was annoying me too much, so I took them off.

After doing this the bike looked like a misfit.....A board tracker trying to be a cruiser or probably more like vise versa.....so I completed the board tracker look by inverting the handlebars and adjusting the throttle and clutch cables to fit the finish.

Loving the new look and am very happy that my bike can have a different look with very little work and no money.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:01 AM
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That's commonly referred to as a "pineapple" adapter.
Pineapple Sprocket Mounts BikeBerry.com
Thanks for the link. I have 48 spoke rims so I dont think the joint will work.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:54 AM
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You will need to cut out 12 spokes from your wheels. It only fits 36 spoke wheels.

JUST KIDDING!

I am sorry to hear that it won't fit for you.
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Why not put a little gas in the oil bottle, mix that up, then dump in the tank and continue filling? I prefer to mix my gas at home and fill before leaving, but I have used this method with success.
I USED to do that. Then I realized it's an unecessary step and another chance to spill fluids and dirty my work clothes. You know, big gas nozzle in bottle's small neck. Pump, pump, spill, drat. Remove dripping nozzle, pour in oil, keep bike from falling over, pump fuel with right hand and hold reserve bottle in left hand. I'm always thinking that the gas pump is on a timer, which might stop pumping if I dilly-dally. I swear, three hands would work very well, pumping gas.

This way, I don't need to keep fuel at home AND remember to bring it home on a weekly basis. I pour oil in the bottle a few days after the last fillup. If I'm running low on fuel while on the road, I use the oil reserve. If I pedal from home to the nearby station, I shut the petcock and pour in oil from the quart container at home. Once at the Chevron, I open the cap, process my debit/credit card, slosh in the gas, complete the fill and pedal away.

After refilling so many times, I had to figure out what works for me and what doesn't.
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