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Old 05-08-2012, 08:30 PM
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Had to take everything off because I put the donut pads on wrong. Put the 2 donuts on the rim on one side when your suppose to one inside the rim AND outside the rim. I didn't have to unscrew everything but everything needed to be loosened. DUH!
Well, if it's any consolation you're not the first. Sometimes someone complains that their chain rubs real bad, we get a photo and it's obvious. Any instructions (if you get any at all)are garbled from being interprited from Chinese to French to German to English or whatever and 5th generation photocopied grainy photo's don't help. There's almost no help on youtube. Videos are, "here is the throttle and here is the gas tank." kind of videos. Hardly a good instructional among them.

Oh, I went an bought primer and flat black paint, 6 cans of each. That otta repaint the whole bike.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:57 PM
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Yeah, the HT kits are fun, but I bet a whole lot of people get that box thinking it's just going to bolt on and they have no idea what they are getting into.

When you hear the sound of it running, it's fun enough to keep liking them, but the xerox papers that fell out of my box weren't much help. Luckily it came with all kinds of spare brackets and stuff, even a piece of slingshot tubing for a fuel hose.

I got mine all bolted up and wired up then discovered the muffler wasn't going to clear the frame. So I ended up using a lawnmower muffler. hahaha
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:18 AM
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lol, throttle rod went bye bye while i was riding it >.< never to be seen again.

picked up several paperclips and fashioned a temporary rod to last until i get a fix for it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:29 PM
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worked on ol sgt scruffy,hooked up new clutch handle,so now it locks.put new light on her, disapointment didnt work.check later,ohm meter at work.polished chrome rack from 80's thats on the drifter looks new now.then got rain on motorcycle so finished evening cleaning her up.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:41 AM
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Rubber plumbing boot over carb or velocity stack, hose clamp or zip tie over big Ace bandage. Works great, lasts a long time, and it's washable or disposable. A $3 roll makes 15+ filters.

You can even lay out the new patches on a board and hit them with spray paint a little bit, still works well.
thanx im gettin on it right now
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:24 PM
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lets see, got a 60t rear sprocket in the mail yesterday.

put it one mated to the 30t front sprocket. chain super loose.
switch the front to a 24t, chain right. So i take it for a ride, accelerates super hard to 10mph, then just slowly putters up to 25.

Adjust driven pulley for speed bias, bike gets to 26 easily but develops a problem of vibrating super, SUPER bad making things come loose.

switch it back to the 40t rear and 24t front. chain super loose again.
switch it back to before 40t rear and 30t front, chain tight, pulley still biased for speed, bike can't get faster than 20mph.

switch pulley back to acceleration bias, bike can get to 27mph now, but the belt is now super loose and slips alot. thinking it got overheated and stretched badly.


so in the end i'm back to square 1, and now have two belts in the mail to replace the stretched one.
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i just can't win with this ratio set up.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:47 PM
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What do you plan on running the 60T with? The 24 might not be enough? 5-7 and The Aleman are masters of ratios. I've also read that you can adjust your spring tension on each cvt pully too eh. So there's a lot to experiment with there. scotto- would know a crap ton, being a racer and all. And wayne_z experimented with some different springs/tensions at one point too.

So anyways,

I haven't been doing too much. I tried to get an alumiweld type stick working, but it's proving frustrating. Turned out pointless actually. I'm just gonna break out the JB-weld, and quit farting around with the new torches, and RTV's that don't work.

Drag racers don't use tunnel rams for the look of them!

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:34 PM
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What do you plan on running the 60T with? The 24 might not be enough? 5-7 and The Aleman are masters of ratios. I've also read that you can adjust your spring tension on each cvt pully too eh. So there's a lot to experiment with there. scotto- would know a crap ton, being a racer and all. And wayne_z experimented with some different springs/tensions at one point too.

So anyways,

I haven't been doing too much. I tried to get an alumiweld type stick working, but it's proving frustrating. Turned out pointless actually. I'm just gonna break out the JB-weld, and quit farting around with the new torches, and RTV's that don't work.

Drag racers don't use tunnel rams for the look of them!

Plugging away,
Greg.
the final ratio would have been around 10:1 with the 60t and the 24t. but it felt like it was making the cvt spin too fast or something.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:48 PM
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Finally. FINALLY! I had some time when the weather and temperature were just right to use the Caswell tank liner/sealer. I'll try to find some time to download the pic. But there's no thread on this tank. I'd rather people learned from Tinsmith or Barely or one of the others who've been doing this a while. Now, I will need to start sanding, priming, painting, and so on.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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I checked over every nut and bolt that could rattle loose.
The ones that were got Loc-tite blue added before tightening.
Tightened up the chain a little bit too.
I got to looking at the Maxxis Hookworms that scotto- has on his racer.
I really want to run some myself but it does not look like there will be enough room for them to fit under the fenders, clear the chain, ect.
No, I will not remove the fenders either.
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