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Old 10-24-2011, 12:19 AM
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Went to a local motorcycle shop and picked up replacement spark plug wires & tubing. Went with an NGC waterproof connector and about 2 ft of cable. When my plugs arrive I'll change out the stock and see how she runs. Also washed my bike. Other than that is was all

bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa bwaa bwaa bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa chuga chuga bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I know you were hearing your own engine in your head, admit it 8-)

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:31 AM
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Minor maintenance day today, ready for the work week. Checked the torque, spokes, mounting bolts, etc. Should be good to go.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:43 AM
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Today I shorten my chain about 2 links, I bought the Bell chain breaker and doesn't work worth of crap! I use a center punch and broke the chain the good ole fashion way. CT, how often do you ride? I see you live in Canada, must be cold up there right about now. I'm in TX, the weather is perfect for riding right now.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:14 AM
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My new rack wouldn't clear the disc brake caliper. The old rack's clamps had broken, so I bought new clamps and fixed the rack instead of replacing it.

My Tanaka engine had a slight bog at low end, so I leaned out the carb's low end and replaced the sparkplug.

Because of the angle I have to pedal, my left pedal is always breaking. I bought a new pair at the LBS and installed them.

I had installed new 26 x 2.35 Schwalbe Big Apple tires yesterday. They are larger and softer than my 26 x 1.95 Armadillos. i can tell my bike's gonna have a softer ride.

The bike's wiped down and ready for tomorrow's commute.

I can't wait for daylight!

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:15 AM
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I ride every day I can. Life in Vancouver isn't the same as the rest of Canada. We rarely see snow at our level and it rarely gets below freezing here. You dress for the ride, and it's all good. I carry rain gear if I'm not wearing it, and can add or remove a layer of my jacket etc if I need to.
We can drive to where snow is from here (Whistler, Blackcomb), but since I don't ski I leave the traffic to those who do. It is kind of cool living somewhere where you can ski/snowboard in the morning and then go golfing or hit the beach for the rest of the day, or vice-versa.

Today we got to 13 C (55.4 F this calculator tells me). A little cool, but a nice day otherwise. Clear and sunny, could see Vancouver Island from the front porch, the mountains to the north and east.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:40 AM
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Only 1 cager rager acted out, and just honked at me a couple times for no reason other than he wanted to turn right and couldn't wait 5 more seconds for the light to change.
Some people have a major superiority complex. Just the other day I was being tailgated by this white pickup truck(typical...), and I had to make a turn back to my house. But I didn't want him to run over me! So instead of doing the smart thing and keep going, I decided to make a quick sharp turn. BIG MISTAKE! I slipped on some water and fell off my bike. Got some bad road rash on my hands and my left arm, but not too bad I guess since it doesn't hurt anymore. When I got back up I started my bike again and then the chain bunched under the clutch arm cover and the chain derailed! Unbelievable...

The good thing is that gave me a chance to change the setup on my bike. My CDI always kept sliding around and I hated having all the wires just hanging out. So I switched my CDI to the top bar on the frame, which is SO MUCH better. I had to use some extra wire but it's worth it. It doesn't slide around anymore and it just looks better IMO. Then I redid the wire connections using some shrink tube, which is great stuff and looks nicer than soldering. But the best part is that I got some cable organizer tube, shoved all the wires through it, and zip-tied it to the lower bar on the frame. My bike looks way nicer now and I put some silicone sealant around where the plug wire meets the CDI, so that in combination with the shrink tube should make my bike reasonably water-resistant.

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:55 PM
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Glad you are ok. I can relate to people not letting you turn. I have missed exits or turns on bikes, mbs, and cars before because someone was tailgating and either menacing or not paying attention. Sometimes you just have to slow gradually till the snap out of their phone conversation or drug haze enough to go around you. I always wonder if people drive this badly in other countries. It seems like only America has such vicious bike-haters, but I could be wrong. I have heard Greece is pretty crazy to drive in too, no one stops for anything but parking. lol.

re: CDI. That's cool. On my Grubee bike, I used zip ties on mine bc. the stupid little tabs broke off the first day.

re: Tanaka carb. I looked at my 33 and couldn't find any mixture adjustments. I think it does not have any, but it does have a primer bulb hidden under the carb lol. Maybe the bigger motors have adjustable carbs. Most weeders I've ever had came with 2 or 3 adjustments, usually idle mix, high RPM mix, and a low-speed throttle stop screw.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:51 PM
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CT, sounds like you have really nice scenery to ride with up there. Where I live it's your typical American suburb, nothing but neighborhoods and pavements.
It sounds like you guys mostly ride on the road, I mostly ride on sidewalks. I enjoy riding at night time when there are less joggers. Motorist here are very impatient, they don't want to stop or slow down for bicyclist or MB. This is the big reason why I try to stay away from the roads. Getting hit by a car doing 45mph will hurt like HeII!

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Old 10-24-2011, 02:17 PM
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Hi, Vincent 713, you should join me, and biknut and a few others here, for our Dallas motorized bicycle Rides at White Rock Lake or elsewhere around Dallas.

I usually do ride on the streets, but I take a lot of backstreets, shortcuts, alleys, grassy areas, etc to get where I'm going. I like riding on "sidewalk" paths too, for the scenery.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:02 PM
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ever evolving...seat extended...u bolted to ***** pad support...double nutted (nylocked) all seat assembly nuts...sealed new tank (not shown) bought hardware to move headlight up...buncha other miner stuff I don't even recall..the good news is ..it's a new day and I get to start over this morning...maybe the new tank will go on...dunno....hmmm decisions, dec....
Thats one tough looking bike m8 I mean if it were me Id leave the tank where it is. I just think it would look naked with out it there wouldn't it? Can you tell me if this head light
"It was a 1966 Bonneville parking light" looks like something out of War of the Worlds?
as my wife put it!
Be honest please like it or not?
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