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Old 04-26-2012, 08:29 PM
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That sucks Scooty, check your local salvation army, or even the dump. The dump you could get it for free, just watch out for Shathawks
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:40 PM
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Hey Killer, what the hey is a shathawk?
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:12 PM
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put rear view on occ one step closer to street legal motorized bicycle in ohio.bought another motor from pirate cycles for schwinn drifter build. adjusted chain on sgt. scruffy.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:16 PM
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:22 AM
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Muhahahahahah.....

Ok so got the cheapo shock absorbing seat post and the spring bottomed out with my weight while riding and as a result was not that effective.

SO I look up spring companies and found Century Spring Corp. I talked with an engineer there and told him I wanted to replace the spring in the seat with a stronger one. He had me measure a few things ( length, sping wire diameter, and threads per inch) He came up with a few options and gave me the numbers. (2) D1324, (1) D1328, 1 D-1329and (1) D-1330

The springs in the picture are all stronger then my original spring and go from about 30 percent stronger to more then twice as strong. I need to cut down the longer one and the one not shown I put in the seat already ( D-1329). It is about double the strength of the original spring.

I hope it helps. I think it will becasue I could push down on the seat and bottom out the orignial silver/chrome one that came with it. I can not do that with the D-1329. I'll experiment and see which is best!

Hopefully I dont launch myself off the bike
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:13 PM
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Great idea with the cutting board Happyman, those are light but solid, cheap too

Nice springs fugit, good to know there's options out there. An extra glob of locktite should keep it from turning into an ejection seat

*drumroll*

Got a nice box in the mail today. Had some good weight to it. My heart skipped a beat... it was here already! Out of the box and straight onto the bike and went for a boot, I'll paint it later. Of course I'm talking about the Layback seat post! Whoohoo!



I love it! The extra 4" makes riding a lot more comfortable. And I'd like to think I'm a little more aerodynamic leaning forward a bit more, mileage-wise. It makes the bike feel that much bigger too.

Money well spent! Here's the Order Thread again, if you want one. (You know you want one )
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:33 PM
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That spring worked great! It supports my weight and gives when hitting bumps! I may try the lighter ones as well but I think thats the one
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:39 PM
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The motorized bicycle looks really GREAT, Killercanuck!
The seatpost must be a major plus for you!!!

I'm gonna try for a couple weeks... I heard something about bones won't knit if subjected to vibration and I'm already tired of being banged up.

Don't want to drag this out forever.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:14 PM
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I have thought about getting one of the lay back seat post as a, just in case I need it.

Will be interesting to hear what think about it after you use it.

Steve.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:56 PM
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I road my Karaoke 6 miles this evening, just one of those up the ole country road and back rides to clear some cob webs....LOL!

Haven't had time to ride much here lately so it was real nice, I have some new wheels and a 30T sprocket just itching to get themselves on this cheapo bike when I can find the time, gonna replace the rear 26'' wheel & 36T with a 24'' wheel and a 30T, gonna do a couple mods on the stock engine thats on this bike as well, upgrade upper bearing, cut piston skirt & clean the ports up, this engine is very surprisingly strong in it's stock form so I figure it will be a real nice one with some simple mods to get more fuel/air in and out quicker.

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