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Old 12-18-2011, 02:37 PM
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I want to see if I can choke it out by covering the 4 holes on the "black scull"
There is also a rectangler slot behind where the holes are.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:13 PM
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Removed the foam air filter & replaced w/ a metal strainer. Replaced original cover. To increase air flow out I drilled three 1/4 inch holes in the bottom end of the muffler. total cost < $1 (3 metal strainers for $1, two left over) Total time: 20 min.

Very noticeable increase in power! Harder (but still not impossible) to flood it.
Some increase in noise but I consider that a safety feature.
Will report on changes in mileage.
Also put on a rear view mirror. Since I'm wearing a stocking cap under the helmet these days it's harder to look behind me.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:04 PM
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On the Air filter topic. while in Desert Storm we would put nylons over the air cleaner to keep the extra fine sand particles out. So it would stand to reason that if they would filter out sand and dust then they would catch almost everything without much restriction. May give it a shot.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:10 PM
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Made sure my chain was working nice. All bolts tight snuff and carb cleaned and Clutch adjusted
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:46 AM
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Today was a nice breezy night so I decided to take my motorized bicycle out for a ride. I haven't rode in like 2 months and the HT motor started right up on my first attempt. Cruised around the neighborhood checking out all the Christmas lights and it was really nice. I was about 5 miles away from home and then my worst fear had came true, I got a flat tire. I ran over a big bump and it flatten my rear tire. I had a fix a flat can on board and inflated the tire with it, 3 minutes later it was flat again! Apparently the tube had a big hole so that didn't work. I had to walk the bike all the way home, luckily it wasn't too far (5 miles). When I got home I had an extra tube lying around so I replaced it and 30 minutes later I was back on the road again! I need to do something about my tires to prevent from getting frequent flats. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:33 AM
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I worked on my oil dispenser today.

Also fixing my 8mm engine drive chain. Then I'll use it as a spare when my new chain arrives in the mail.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:47 AM
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I need to do something about my tires to prevent from getting frequent flats. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I commute (17 miles each way) on my motorized bicycle and flats were a major issue. I am now using: the thicker "thorn resistant" inner tube, nylon liners inside the tire and good, thick, unworn tires. After averaging 2 flats a week I have now gone a month without any.
I want to switch to the Kevlar tires but at $45 each that is gonna wait till after the holidays.
I have considered the solid "puncture-proof" for $95 each but the guy at the bike shop warns me that they tend to slip off the rim. Sounds bad @ 40 mph.

Also, search under "slime" in this forum. Some users swear by it.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:11 PM
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just fill your tires up with silicone!
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:14 PM
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It'd never dry!
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:14 PM
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I got my Worksman frame in the mail today!

Now I can start the mock up.
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