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Old 03-30-2012, 09:38 AM
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Today (well, yesterday) my bike wouldn't start. I think it might have to do with my adjustment I made to the float arms the other day, except that it was running fine two days prior to not starting(two days after I made the adjustment).
Really need to get this fixed as my shift kit and x chamber are due in the mail today... but alas, I have work the next few days and might not be able to really get any time with it til Tuesday, or maybe Monday evening.

I'm also looking into a rechargabe battery for getting a (proper) light system. Thinking some LED strips for tail lights or amber turn signals (whether they vary intensity or not) and maybe some ambient lights on the body, and a good head light that can throw light 100 feet down the road.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:01 AM
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Got any pics??
How did you make it?
Look here. It was pretty easy to make. Not much larger than the foam air filter.

http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=28531&page=5
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:57 AM
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Look here. It was pretty easy to make. Not much larger than the foam air filter.

http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=28531&page=5
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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
From picts I have seen of the clutches and what not. Thinking these motors are remarkably close. I have not got the chance to try one as I got's 4 M's! Gonna sit on them until I ever need'em..

Yeah ppl don't know wut there missing out on!!
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:12 PM
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Well had a little fun today. someone left a couple gallons of racing fuel against the fence the other day in a 5 gallon can, I work for the city and we get people abandoning all sorts of stuff. I saw the can and thought "now What" to my surprise it was not a can full of old animal fat or something like it. It was real Race Gas, Whooo Hoooo I filled my happy time bike and it is happy. I love the smell of this stuff, I cant tell if it runs any better but its free gas. It did say not to leave it in the machine, I think it is making the hose to the carb hard, but I don't remember if this one was hard already. THis is my favorite bike and I'm using synthetic oil also, does not smell. I think this is going to be a good year for MB's its warming up good. Have fun, Dave
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:21 PM
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Static - Try this, if I leave my bike for too long it fills the crankcase with gas and the only thing that works aside from turning the bike upside down, I ride with the throttle wide open with NO choke. It takes a few feet but then it fires and runs fat for a few minutes, for that start you never need the choke. The float stop on the stock carb has a lot to be desired. My fuel stop is shot and just feeds fuel all the time, so I get this problem all the time, Good luck, and remember have fun. Dave

[QUOTE=Spaz_Static;377269]Today (well, yesterday) my bike wouldn't start. I think it might have to do with my adjustment I made to the float arms the
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:18 PM
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made a bit of a discovery with the maxtorque clutch.

i had that issue of it shuddering like crazy when it would start engaging. so i pulled it apart, took three of the shoes and drilled a hole in them to lighten them up and put them back in.

clutch felt noticibly smoother when engaging, still shudders, but i was able to hit the gas a bit harder.

the theory was to lighten three out of the six, so that all six don't put the same pressure, i.e. 3 start to engage, followed by three more.

tomorrow i'm going to take the spring from the cvt which is a little shorter than the max torque spring, and put it in. hopefully it will be a little stronger than the maxtorque spring and allow a higher stall speed.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:19 AM
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I did some more wiring on my bike today. Ran the brake light wires and added switches to the electrical box, re-routed the kill switch wires on the engine.
I also spent considerable time looking up information on the free scooter I got last night.
A 1987 Honda Aero 50. It looks just like this one
only very weather beaten.
It does not run and has no air cleaner assembly.
For the price, I am not complaining!
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:29 AM
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Static - Try this, if I leave my bike for too long it fills the crankcase with gas and the only thing that works aside from turning the bike upside down, I ride with the throttle wide open with NO choke. It takes a few feet but then it fires and runs fat for a few minutes, for that start you never need the choke. The float stop on the stock carb has a lot to be desired. My fuel stop is shot and just feeds fuel all the time, so I get this problem all the time, Good luck, and remember have fun. Dave

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Today (well, yesterday) my bike wouldn't start. I think it might have to do with my adjustment I made to the float arms the
That's the thing, I hadn't left it long, it had been running just the day before. I tried no throttle, half, WOT, and all three with choke, and she just wouldn't start. I made sure the choke lever hadn't come loose, and that the spark plug wire was on tight, and then I had to go to work. I'll try it again in the morning, and go from there.

Edit, btw, I rode up and down my street for a good five straight minutes trying all throttle and choke combinations, then checking the lever and giving up to make it to work on time.

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Old 03-31-2012, 12:34 AM
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Skarrd, can you post a pic of where you drilled the hole in the shoes?

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Old 03-31-2012, 12:09 PM
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I'd really like to see you post a report on that honda aero50 when you get it running, Gearnut... never been on one.
Wonder how they compare to our MABs.
Probably plush, with less usable power???? I dunno...
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