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Old 10-27-2011, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

i put a new pedal chain on my bike.

not very exciting but now i can ride again
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:12 PM
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My Pirate Cycles worksman wheels and assorted parts arrived today and my engine kit is scheduled for delivery tomorrow! I really need to get to work on stripping the paint off the frame and locating a better tank than comes with the kit...
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:03 PM
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GasX, where did you buy your engine from? Which one did u buy?
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:10 PM
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I got a great deal on a 4 stroke on eBay. Then I found out what a Hoot is. Still, I can kill the hoot and replace it with a grubee kit and be in the same place financially...
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:15 AM
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What is a Hoot?
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:20 AM
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Oops!

Sry Wm, it was Jumpa? with the bonneyville parking lite???
...kinda like after the fashion of the way they put the headlite on the old HD springers???

I like the bonney light, it's just too high up there for my like-ens... but heck, what do I know!

My motorized bicycle got a tad noisy in the stern so I had to give it some attention...
the chain was TIGHT !
AND the wheel bearings were loose.

There was no lube on the chain and some of the links were stiff.
penetrating oil has improved it some.
I adjusted the wheel bearing and idler... took er for a round the block spin and it's good to go. wiped all the excess lube off before my brakes get greased!

Really wish I had disk brakes, front and rear.
have a front end with a disk, but not read to run it just yet.
it's going on the Giant Butte with the red bat motor.
rc
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:22 AM
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What is a Hoot?
Apparently, it's a 4 stroke transmission with a dodgy reputation...
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:37 PM
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The biggest rear cassette I've ever seen was a 13-36 tooth, and probably very expensive (10speed stuff)
New 11T-34T 8-speed cassettes can be had for $20+.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:24 PM
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I'm running 11-26 and 12-28 that I got for $5 each from catalogue lol.

Here is 9 speed 11-36 Bikeman Shimano HG61 9-Speed 12-36 tooth Cassette for 29er
$70.

I wish there was a cassette with a 34 low that was something like 13 19 24 28 31 33 34 It would work great at speed in the big ring, and work good for towing in the low ring. Probably will never happen though without hacking together a bunch of old cassettes. The mfgrs seem to be making things that jump more as you go lower in gears like these 9-36tooth things.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:37 PM
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The 14-36 was a Suntour five speed freewheel (remember those?) and they were only out there for a short time. It was pre index Suntour AG (alpine gearing) I think I might still have one or two of those cogs in my Suntour cog box. I used to have a pegboard with all of the cogs for Suntour so I could customize your freewheel. With only five to chose from and limits of derailleurs back then it was a good idea to set up your gearing to what you were most comfortable with. I usually set folks up with a strait block and then a bale-out

I had a cross bike with a single 38 front chainring and a 13-36 rear freewheel (my stump puller) It was a lot of fun to ride ,but I was a lot younger and fitter back then(sigh)

My current road bike has a lot bigger range than my old AG set up. I have a low gear of 23-32 and a high gear of 46-11. On my motor bicycle I have a 34 up front and a 11-30 in the back. I am glad I have that much range because I have broken my motor chain before and had to pedal home up to fifteen miles.

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