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Old 11-22-2011, 02:36 AM
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ordered parts to get the diamondback MTB going again with its HT motor
will see how long it lasts THIS time. still waiting on parts for the trike build but did pickup tubing to make the seat frame
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:10 AM
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Nice to have an old SW gauge for a mab, Dhawk!
Is it a big one?
...or actually meant for bikes?
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:09 PM
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Finished cutting off one rib of the serpentine belt on the Toro bike to make room for the larger tire for more shieve clearance. Test ride felt great.

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Old 11-22-2011, 10:31 PM
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Finished cutting off one rib of the serpentine belt on the Toro bike to make room for the larger tire for more shieve clearance. Test ride felt great.

Looks real good Ken. Maybe we'll see you for a few cruises in the spring. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:30 PM
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played musical seats.think I got them right this time
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:13 AM
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That's cool looking back lighting in yur aviator pict Kev..
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:10 PM
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took my bike to its 1st destination today, the grocery across the street. Came home with 3 orders for motorbikes. Apparently I'm in business.
lol we'll see
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:33 PM
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played musical seats.think I got them right this time
LOL, I did that last week, and ended up choosing the one that was on the bike.

Carb adjustments have been finicky. Too high, and the clutch is still engaged at a stop. The bike's like a war horse, pulling at the reins. Too low and the engine dies at the light. Fortunately, the bike is light and I am strong. I simply lift the motorized bicycle onto the sidewalk, then mull over it for a few minutes. After an adjustment, I'm on my way again.

My newly-installed chain tensioner and windscreen are working flawlessly.

New stiff gears are awesome. Before, I skipped every other gear while upshifting. Now I skip every two gears on the flat road. So it's first, then fourth, then seventh gear, which is cruising gear @ 17.72:1. On an incline, I tend to use every gear while climbing.
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:52 PM
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I got the new bits and they're complete junk, couldn't finish the first hole. I have a new Milwaukee drill bit coming. Made in USA. Should drill those holes and hundreds more. I have a 15 year old 3/8ths Milwaukee bit that's just about a sharp as the day I got it from the used tool store. Too bad that tool store is so far from my house.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:40 AM
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This week I reassembled my old motorized bicycle w/ China girl 2 stroke.
Because I have had 2 rear wheels severely damaged by chain tensioners I cut the chain shorter and installed it without a tensioner.
With the bike right side up I put the chain in place over the sprocket and then mount the wheel by sitting on the ground with my feet against the crankset and pull the wheel back hard while tightening the nuts with my other hand.
So far I have put about 80 miles on it and have re-tightened the chain by moving the wheel back 3 times.
This has all been experimental so far but I am getting close to just cranking that thing into place TIGHT and for good.
Q: smear some thread locking compound around?
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