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Old 01-24-2012, 03:37 AM
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:29 PM
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Pretty much have the bike dialed in now with the 24" tire. able to get to a nice cruising speed of 38-40mph in 7th gear.

next i'm going to build this for the bike: DIY LED Tachomter (RPM gauge)

takes a voltage input and converts to an led bar graph.
i'm thinking that since the white wire voltage increases with rpm, i could use the input from that to use as a signal.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:37 PM
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That is cool Skarrd!

DIY LED Tachomter (RPM gauge)
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:19 PM
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That is cool Skarrd!

DIY LED Tachomter (RPM gauge)
i got all the parts ordered.

might not need the frequency to voltage converter part of it now that i think about it.

since the voltage increases with engine rpm anyway. we'll see thought
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:02 AM
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Thinking about adding a centrifugal clutch and pull start to the bike so I used a torch to heat up my crank arms and bend them out. Even if I don't add the clutch and pull start I think it just makes it look a bit older and it moves my feet out a bit farther from the chain and muffler.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:16 PM
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Added a stubby crank and a 20" rear wheel. Touched up some paint and changed the rake in my forks.( replaced the spring with.a cap.screw and a couple nuts to make it adjustable)
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:29 AM
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What is a stubby crank please? Is it like a 1 piece crank, with short arms?

I installed a velocity stack on my Tanaka 33 and used an ink pen spring to aid cable throttle return. I used mineral oil for cable lube and it freed it up a lot too, and didn't make a mess. http://motorbicycling.com/showpost.p...9&postcount=28


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Added a stubby crank and a 20" rear wheel. Touched up some paint and changed the rake in my forks.( replaced the spring with.a cap.screw and a couple nuts to make it adjustable)
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:25 PM
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got tired of being stuck inside (dealing with a sinus infection :< )

so i went out, drained the gas tank (had just a few ounces in it) then mixed a fresh gallon i had with opti-2 and poured it in.

the motor loves it! it not only ran super smooth, but just had raw power it never had before.

probably need to lean it out a tiny bit, but it runs great.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:50 AM
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Worked on the Dynacraft WC LTD for a bit today. I sized the neck stems to fit into the downtubes on the forks. Tomorrow I have to work on my Harbor Freight bandsaw. I got a new blade for it and I need to see why it doesn't want to cut straight down anymore... prob a loose roller or something. While I'm at it I've never liked the way the base wobbles around. It's just sheet metal and has needed from the get-go to be braced. I got plenty of flat steel so that won't be a problem


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Old 01-28-2012, 06:30 AM
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I rode my Tanaka bike (pedal) with a bunch of Critical Mass riders. They were the friendly type, smiling and waving at people, talking calmly with curious drivers and onlookers. I've heard of some Critical Mass events with a lot of animosity and police crack-downs. I wouldn't support any of that.

The bicyclists were mostly snarky, but a few were interested in the Dax system. Some said "That's cheating!" I told them, no way, I pedal it like a bike, and it doubles as a car that looks like a bike. They quit being so holy after I told them it gets more than 100mpg.

I had a fun day! I rode bikes in a big group, and it is fun to see the city at night that way. I rode for hours on 2 Liters of mix gas, and the bike ran well. The ace-bandage air screen seems to work really well.

I saw rabbits, armadillos, coyotes, and an owl. I thought the owl was going to attack me! It fluttered its wings and launched toward me, so I blinded it with my helmet light and it flew away. I like owls, but I sure don't want to tangle with one!
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