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Old 03-29-2012, 08:19 PM
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Yep Breno! they absolutely kick butt! That's how my BoXer runs in the neighborhood streets!
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:16 PM
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Tried to add springer fork to my Huntington but it didn't fit.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:34 PM
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What is it about the fitment that won't work???
Can it be resolved?

I dished a back wheel over today, cut a pedal chain down with intent to run it without a derailleur, mounted the coil up high on the seatpost, adjusted the inline rim brake on the rear, none on the front yet, but may install a cheapo suspension fork with a brake already on it...
Installed the seat, adjusted the bars and pedaled it a bit...
I don't like the bars, but my kid feels they are ok. Works for me if he likes 'em!
Cut a shim for the front motor mount and hung the stock muffler/pipe in place.
It is going to conflict with the mm Ubolt so I'm going to change it.
Will probably make the pipe longer and hope to tuck it more under the frame, down towards the BB and also at an angle parallel to the frame.

Could've had it running today, but got missing carb parts... bummer.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:12 PM
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GH these motors same or not are wicked aren't they?
I don't ride everyday anymore so I tend to forget how fun this bike is! Still learning a few things to go quicker here and there.
ppl don't know wat there missing out on
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:58 AM
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Don't overdo it, and don't do anything suddenly. Otherwise, with proper tire pressure and predictable movements, a 2 wheeled vehicle can do amazing things.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_braking

Also, remember if you don't have front suspension, or it is not well dampened , the bike can break traction very suddenly




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Found that by when braking on the entry to a corner if I begin to accelerate then come off the brakes and go wot that it is pretty hard to make the corner without running wide but when ya get it right f-!& me it's quick. Good luck to ya if ya tryin to catch me in a car in the suburbs

Gotta spend some time on my tacho apparently I'm only getting up to 5500rpm at top speed
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:08 AM
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converted my bullet light to LED today. Will be posting about it in lighting and electrical if anyone wants details.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:42 AM
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I made a better intake silencer on my A/C BoXer darn thing sounds like a thumper motor now!
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:17 AM
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I made a better intake silencer on my A/C BoXer darn thing sounds like a thumper motor now!
Got any pics??
How did you make it?
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:43 AM
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I continued on making the bracket for holding the pillow bearings on a double stacked jackshaft for my parade speed 47:1 ratio belt drive 6 pulley system with centrifugal clutch.

I wanted to use a new HF Die Grinder I just got using the small cut-off wheel. I bought the think it was $4 arbor for the 1/4 collet the thing has. When I turned it on and not yet using the nice $20 variable speed controller I got for it since it has only one speed, it wobbled bad. The speed controller starting the thing off slow can be a way to be a little safer and may alway use it in not anything else just for that.

I diagnosed it to the end pieces that the arbor has. The part that goes into the collet was OK, but the pieces that sandwich the cut-off wheel were not uniformly thick around the circumference.

This not only would make the wheel wobble, but put uneven pressure on the area around the hole of the cut-off wheel. The die grinder without anything but the arbor part that sticks into the collet on it went up to speed 25K rpm (no wobble with just that) and varied speed nice with the controller, but I had no load on it.

I bought some grinding wheels and wire brush wheels, but had no use for them yet, so I instead used my Dremel and with smaller wheel and used up the more expensive consumables.

I also used my angle grinder, but only for larger cuts as it is much larger wheel. The speed controller is up to 15 amps as touted for use with router, so I shall check amperage on angle grinder and maybe use it with it if I find the need to slow it down.

I will return that arbor and get my money back. See about another hardware store to get a 1/4 inch arbor for the cut-off wheels.

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Old 03-30-2012, 06:08 AM
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I wiped the dirt off mine and looked at it admiringly for a minute, wishing I had some local friends to ride mabs or bicycles with. I have some friends I ride mtn bikes with in the summers, but no one in my neighborhood rides bikes except the local kids and a guy who rides a beater to the convenience store to get cigarettes.
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