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Old 09-26-2011, 04:48 PM
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Got the extended intake soldered up and mounted. Can't test yet because of rain, grr. Hopefully it'll help my bottom end

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:38 PM
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Lookin' cool Killer! I really like the look of copper. Just a thought, have you considered a copper or brass fuel line? I think that would really set it off and look sharp.


My chain started coming off so took up the rear of the engine but think I have an ever so slight alignment problem. But livable.

All of a sudden, stalling at quick starts. Gonna clean the carb and check float. Just started happening and getting worse. Not a biggie and only stalls when I wail on it at city green lights.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:06 PM
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wonder what ppl would say if you took a chinagirl to banavil salt flats? and the copper fuel line would look killer with the copper intake man.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:46 AM
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I looked at it longingly. That's about it. Frequent thunderstorms, no rain suit, and me with a head cold that makes my temples throb and my nose run like a leaky water main. All in all, rather a sucky day spent indoors being sick.



There's tomorrow. My bike runs now and I want to ride it. Just not today.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:46 AM
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I pedalled my bike to the Chevron station this morning to fill gas. Instead of using my reserve bottle's oil, I shut the petcock and poured in 2 oz at home. There might've been 8 oz left in the tank, so that made for a good mix when I reached the gas pump. After fillup, I rode on the bumpy grass for a city block. Then I stopped, opened the petcock and started the Tanaka engine.

Upon reaching the parking structure, I couldn't find my access key. I'd forgotten to place it around my neck, so I couldn't access the lot. I lifted my bike out of the way of the cars entering the parking structure. The lot attendant then opened the gate for me, and I roared up the steep ramp.

Thirty minutes later, I'm standing in my work cubicle.....and it hit me. My back went out. Methinks it was the way I lifted the bike out of the way and onto the concrete "island". I spent all day walking around in pain. It was okay when I sat down, or even drove the company car. If I pushed my rolling chair down the hallway, that was much better than walking. To play it safe, I left my motorized bicycle locked and secure at my workplace. My wife picked me up from work; it was a rare occasion that I let her drive me as a passenger.

Unsure if I'm going to work tomorrow. I already notified my secretary that I hurt my back. If I don't go to work, I'll still retrieve my bike from the parking structure and ride it home.....slowly. The hardest part will be pushing the motorized bicycle up to my second-floor apartment.....all 21 steps.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:24 AM
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Ouch! I am sorry to hear that your back is troubling you! If you haven't seen a doctor yet, I recommend a product called Backaid Max. For me, it works much better than Doans.
I am 6' 7" so I am always doing my best to treat my back carefully when I do heavy lifting.
Still, "stuff" happens from time to time and I have been nearly incapacitated by the pain.

Get better soon!
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:38 PM
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lost my speedometer.

the display/computer had shimmied a little while i was riding and i went to adjust it with my thumb, next thing i see is it bouncing on the ground next to me and getting run over by cars.

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Old 09-27-2011, 01:23 PM
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Got the extended intake soldered up and mounted. Can't test yet because of rain, grr. Hopefully it'll help my bottom end
That chrome and the copper look looks great! You gave me some ideas about an experimental intake on one of my Morini's . I got to thinking about the shingle effect of those fittings. I got to thinking about Venturis and there effects. My hour glass shaped hole in my main jet diddy I just recently discovered ''by accident'' and like a whole bunch at the moment!

I was beginning to think about the fork crowns I had lying around before for a carb manifold.
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What I am thinking about now is hydraulics of air so to speak. A way to speed up the air a tad right at the carby. '' I still pounder what I can get away with with a big carb'' Was thinking bigger ''fatter'' shorter intake with a funnel shape right where the carb bolts up to said manifold? This in theory dunno? Might better atomize fuel? Mebbe from air sped up at said carby?

I may try it or never get around to it at all. This thing run's very well to begin with right now. It's the ol grass is greener somewhere analogy. I can't help but want to try some things and see what they do...

I was wondering how your higher rpm's are fairing off with your long manifold? It looks Kewl..

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Thirty minutes later, I'm standing in my work cubicle.....and it hit me. My back went out.
I purchased about 9 years ago now one of the authentic models ''not a knock off brand'' the Chuck Noris Total Gym's .

For three months all I did was target my back muscles with it. Best money I ever spent. I have not thrown my back out but one time in my life about 18 years ago. I do lots of stretching out now. That total gym can target back muscles precisely better than anything I myself have yet to see when used correctly..
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:33 PM
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Ouch! I am sorry to hear that your back is troubling you! If you haven't seen a doctor yet, I recommend a product called Backaid Max. For me, it works much better than Doans.
I am 6' 7" so I am always doing my best to treat my back carefully when I do heavy lifting.
Still, "stuff" happens from time to time and I have been nearly incapacitated by the pain.

Get better soon!
Thanks for your concern, GearNut. I'm off to the doctor; I had this exact symptom earlier this year. My best crutch is a rolling chair; I feel absolutely no pain pushing it around. Next best thing is a 6-foot wooden pole(staff).

I need time, and painkillers. On a scale of 1-10, it's 0 when sitting and sleeping, 4 when tossing and turning, and intermittent spasms of 7 when walking.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:40 PM
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Get well 5-7, back pain sucks...

dang, guys, I was going to paint the intake black(hi heat), but now y'all got me thinking of leaving it(maybe a flux wash to brighten it up). Copper line would look great, and I wouldn't have to use crappy looking zip-ties. Are compression fitting's the best way to go? The threads I've checked out with copper lines use a 'cheater' piece of normal line to attach to the tank/carb/filter, that should work good, eh?

As far as bending the tubing goes, I've read in the past that filling the tube with sand, or even filling with water and freezing it will help it to keep from kinking. I'm thinking for the 'old timey' loop. Or is it soft enough to coax it around a seat tube or something as long as I don't force it?

I'm still battling an air leak where the elbows attach onto the manic shorty. Doesn't idle worth a crap, lol. So haven't opened her up yet, don't want to cook it with a leak/lean condition.

What I did was cut a + in the end with a hacksaw to give it room to crimp. Not working out too good... Should get 3 more elbows and start over, call this one a 'mulligan'

That hourglass venturi effect sounds cool Goatman. Copper fittings are cheap to play with. Let us know what you come up with
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