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Old 05-03-2012, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

I put my bike away last night, after airing up the front tire and going for a short ride, expecting to patch a pinhole leak this morning. I got up, and the tire was still 70+PSI. I think some little rat fink let the air out of my tire while I was eating dinner.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Removed the 1 piece crank because the right arm snapped in half...

Fun.

Every bike shop I called for a replacement said 'Crank arm? Bring the bike in'.

Hellz no, I do my own work.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:12 PM
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I've got a small bugger in an internal thread I would like to clean up.
Discovered a metric bottom tap goes for 40 english pounds +.
So I spent about an hour scraping away with the tip of my gerber knife at a small flaw in the thread... really crude!
Gotta look for my needle files and rifflers... no clue where they are buried!
My foote seems to be healing up and I hope to be riding, at least a little, soon.
Real nice WX here in Kalifornia!
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

ordered a 'white' garter spring for the CVT driver.

IIRC the stock springs are set at 2200rpm, and the white was around 3000 rpm.

also have a 60t sprocket coming from kings, so i can fix the ratio on the cvt.

right now it tries to go down to 5.60:1 on the high end, the 60t will bring it to maxing at 8.69:1.

once i get home i'm also gonna get some new pictures of it as well.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:19 PM
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A lot of motorized bicycle guys like me use www.niagaracycle.com and www.nashbar.com . I don't blame you for buying your own parts and tools. Bike shops make easy money.

Check with the motorized bicycle vendors too, for 1 piece cranks. www.custommotoredbicycles.com probably has them.

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Removed the 1 piece crank because the right arm snapped in half...

Fun.

Every bike shop I called for a replacement said 'Crank arm? Bring the bike in'.

Hellz no, I do my own work.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:18 PM
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I epoxied a refracting lens onto my heavily modified headlight.
I also let a friend ride the bike so I could hear how loud it was as it passed by me and went down the road. It is louder than I was hoping for but still quieter than the kit muffler.
I may add a slip in baffle to it later.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:32 AM
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I installed a kick stand from an old mountain bike I don't use anymore
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:42 AM
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Completed fuel mods to my F/D (The Gray Ghost). Removed the 22 ozs tank and went back with a 64 oz after market fuel tank. That would just about triple my range. Remove, painted and reinstalled the motor cover flat black (make the drive unit harder to spot). Now were ready for trips to and from fishing spots.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:48 AM
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Cool. Please post in my thread Dax Friction Drive Alternative Fuel Tanks
http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=38760

Let us know what tank you got and how you installed and plumbed it. Thanks!

I put a 1 gallon tank on mine, in addition to the stock tank. I haven't tried filling the whole thing up yet, but I expect it will do well. The bike seems balanced well with the weight back there.

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Completed fuel mods to my F/D (The Gray Ghost). Removed the 22 ozs tank and went back with a 64 oz after market fuel tank. That would just about triple my range. Remove, painted and reinstalled the motor cover flat black (make the drive unit harder to spot). Now were ready for trips to and from fishing spots.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:14 AM
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I got the 64 oz tank from Station. I also painted flat black and mounted on the other side of the motor on the roller housing.
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