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Old 01-29-2012, 09:57 PM
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It may just be too slow of a flow..from the tank. Check this discussion out. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=24880
Looks like you could do with a trailer GH..lol

Went to like 6 or 7 dif. places to try and get one of these petcocks.. seemed near on impossible. Ended up getting creative and making something up but will have to wait for the bits to arrive.. that china thread is rare as rocking horse S#!^.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:10 AM
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Looks like you could do with a trailer GH..lol

Went to like 6 or 7 dif. places to try and get one of these petcocks.. seemed near on impossible. Ended up getting creative and making something up but will have to wait for the bits to arrive.. that china thread is rare as rocking horse S#!^.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:32 AM
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I don't need a trailer tho the way I do this works flawlessly for me!! Done it this way for years now..Its not that hard to do. For me it is very casual. one of the big plus's of running a down hill fork like I do. Tire clearance! I can still implement a back pack into the equitation
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:59 AM
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Picked up some 90 octane ethanol free gas and mixed up with some fresh 2-stroke racing oil from the motorcycle shop. I can't remember which brand but I mixed it a little leaner than normal at about 3.25-3.5 oz to the gallon and wow! What a difference!
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:37 AM
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I took all components off of the Wal-mart special beach cruiser Huffy and installed everything on my 1995 100th Anniversary Clear Creek Schwinn W/ super light
Chro-mo tubing they call it It also has the upside down V brake why didn't they just call it an "A" brake looks like an "A" to me. Perhaps A has to much on it's plate and V was available any way here is a photo of the finished results
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:56 AM
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Good lookin' mab, Jumpa. I gotta change my bike around a bit...
It's just not working the way I'd like.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:37 PM
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I'm doing the same thing today (buying the ethanol free gas for my small engines.)
http://pure-gas.org/ nationwide (US and Can) listing of ethanol-free sources.

I am convinced that gasahol is not a way to save gas, but a way invented to steal it! Plus, it keeps the grossly inflated, gov. subsidized corn industry rolling. Either way, it doesn't pack as much go-power per gallon.

Some youtubers are having better luck with the china-girl engines by switching to Walbro carbs or by using a rubber hose to lengthen the intake.

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Picked up some 90 octane ethanol free gas and mixed up with some fresh 2-stroke racing oil from the motorcycle shop. I can't remember which brand but I mixed it a little leaner than normal at about 3.25-3.5 oz to the gallon and wow! What a difference!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:21 PM
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Took an old backpack i hand and turned it into a side saddle bag for my bike.
since the straps were nylon or something( it's plastic i know that) i used a torch to melt them a bitt after tying it off to the bike. Wasn't pretty, but it works quite well.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:32 PM
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Get 2 similar $5 backpacks, and thread the straps through the other's buckles, you get a cheap pannier set. You can fix them in place by wrapping the supports with a strap from each side, or using zip ties, wire ties, strips of rubber innertube, even carabiners. Wongmart sells web-straps with quick buckles for $2 in the camping section, I'm always finding uses for them, from guitar straps, spare belt, shotgun strap, securing bike cargo.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:46 PM
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I sold the BigMo. To a guy in Nampa that already has one. He said that he's cutting both bikes to make one, bigger bike and motorize it
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