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Old 12-11-2011, 11:47 PM
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Brought my first build to life today..
Would not have been as easy if I didn't have the info I found on this forum..

THANKS EVERYONE!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:40 AM
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Congratulations on your first build, isldtime!

Be very careful with that chain tensioner. They love to rotate inwards and eat spokes.

Ride safe!
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:04 AM
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Brought my first build to life today..
Would not have been as easy if I didn't have the info I found on this forum..

THANKS EVERYONE!!
Congrats on your 1st build! I know the feeling....people are really helpful here & there's nothing like that 1st ride.
Like GearNut said, watch that chain tensioner. It seems to be the worst-designed piece of the china girl kits, & a lot of members here have posted alternatives.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:35 AM
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Congrats.
Now, welcome to a long trail of failure and hard lessons.
Serious. Not kidding. Wish I were.
God help us all.

Welcome aboard bro.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:40 AM
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It's not raining now, but the road to work is completely wet. Time to bust out my rain gear. This time I'll ride slowly on the vacant sidewalks where I need to.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:45 PM
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Wow! U got come kool stuff, 57 !
pls tell us how it works out...

Spanners... what a nice looking billet air cleaner adapter! Looks very nice!!!

Well, I had a GREAT thing happen with my mab.

It was being hard to start when I needed to be somewhere, and No 1 was here at the time, so I had him pedal it back and forth and go for a quick blast after he got it fired up.

Did my errand, came back, and raised my NT needle in the cns carb to the 3rd notch down from the top and had my test pilot ride it again... he didn't want to come back! lol

THAT is the gud news!
He had lots of fun on it. lol
NOW he wants to get one, himself. :-)

...he dreamed up an errand he needed to attend to (:-) ) and I axed him to run thru the radar speed sign on the boulevard....

With a 180-190lb rider, my little motorized bicycle got 29mph thru the traps !
LOL
I'm a happy camper!
I finally made it up to at least NEAR the ballpark! lol

Not yet sure if it was my tuning adjustment, or the lighter pilot, because I haven't run it yet, but I sure am happy to hear abt the 5mph increase in top end. He did say mid-range was greatly improved with the adjustment...

GH, I dunno if I GOT any ladies nylons around here! lol
maybe I could try a couple sections out of a paint strainer bag??? :-)

Man! I really like that JNMotors billet intake!
I gotta see if I can weld up something that works like a venturi. Then maybe wrap a sock around the end of it???

lol
Lots of gud news here!
#1 said he'd be the pilot if I built a string trimmer racer for speed.
(I'm too fat to be a dancerxxx I mean racer!)
He's lean and mean, like when I was younger...

26F @1st light, 42F @ 9am here in the mornings!
I must be wimpy, here in Kalifornia, cuz it HURTS, even on a short ride! lol

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:44 PM
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Rode to work today, nice and chilly each way. Turns out I bent the arms of the float valve lever down a bit too far though, as it was starving for gas after a few minutes. So I tweaked it at lunch in the hopes I'd get it set right while I had daylight. It fired right up for the trip home, and seems to back to normal now. After a few blocks of steady running I was able to wind it out without it sputtering and it had the power I need to get over the bridge and up the hill to the house again.

I should be able to ride most of the week, looks like it should be dry, close to freezing temps but the motor loves it that way.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:00 AM
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Thanks, rc. I'll keep you guys posted. Ten days' vacation starts Friday, so I'll have time for some major motorized bicycle work.

Hawaii has funny weather. The roads were wet this morning, with warm temps in the low-to-mid 70's. My pants was slightly wet from roadspray, but dried up in an hour.

It's always scary riding with traffic on wet roads.

The ride home from work was awesome, with a few puddles here and there. Clear skies, mostly dry roads and gridlocked(but not for me) traffic.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:10 AM
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I've had my 66cc with CNS-B carb up to 30 mph many times, but always had to feather the ckoke to do it. Today I ran across a thread about taking off the vent tube for better running and tried it. It worked!!! Now I can go from stop to WOT without messing with the choke. I've tried 8 sizes of carb jets and every C clip setting, along with float level adjustments but still needed to feather the choke. I just tried that vent tube suggestion, when the clutch decided to quit. End of riding for the day. Turns out the clutch bevel gear doesn't have the halfmoon key ... just the screw has been holding it. That ( I think ) explains the screeching sound I've heard now and then from that part of the engine. It sounded like an dry bearing getting ready to give out. Thats my day in 40 degree temps and wind chills in the 20's.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:14 AM
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Hello, Im Joe From Texas, I had some bad luck today also. I was riding when I heard my engine sounding different. I looked and the muffler had broke and was hanging by the tube all loose and the engine was making spattering noises that were more apparent when I let off the throttle. I drove it two miles like that to get home. At home I had a new muffler from a kit I just bought so I put it on. I noticed the sound was still there and the engine will only go to 25 then it loses power and goes to about 21 then back up after a while. Im wondering if those two miles I drove it with a broke muffler did the newly broke in motor bad.
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