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Old 05-19-2012, 12:15 PM
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You're on my list, back in 2008 I crashed a dirt bike in the back yard while tuning the carb with the left hand and driving (well sorta) with the other. I was going about 10mph, went down on my left shoulder and broke my collar bone. With my arm under me I also broke four ribs and Rupshired my spleen. The total bill was 70k which included a helicopter ride I didn't enjoy.
Thanks for the prayers man. My scaphoid bone thanks you too.

It's amazing how much damage 10mph can do. I knew when I wrecked that much worse things could have happened to me. I'm glad you didn't abandon the world of two-wheelers after such a bad crash.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:00 PM
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Rode for about three hours.

Got close to home, lost a lot of power.

Limped her home and took her apart.

A disintegrated needle bearing wreaked havoc on my piston and cylinder wall.

Good bye top end.

So, where's the best, cheapest, and fastest shipping place to buy one?
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:05 PM
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Rode for about three hours.

Got close to home, lost a lot of power.

Limped her home and took her apart.

A disintegrated needle bearing wreaked havoc on my piston and cylinder wall.

Good bye top end.

So, where's the best, cheapest, and fastest shipping place to buy one?
Dare I say the wretched name? BoyGoFast is the cheapeast parts and fastest shipper. I've got stuff in as little as 3 days.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:34 PM
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Rode for about three hours.

Got close to home, lost a lot of power.

Limped her home and took her apart.

A disintegrated needle bearing wreaked havoc on my piston and cylinder wall.

Good bye top end.

So, where's the best, cheapest, and fastest shipping place to buy one?
don't buy the stock needle bearing again! get a good one from skf or rocksolidengines.com. the stock bearing is too short and can drift from one side of the piston pin to the other and doesn't have full contact with the connecting rod, this is a common reason they fail. stock is 13 mm wide, get one 15 or 16 wide. you will spend $10 for a good one, $25 for the best. search around a little.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:09 PM
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One thing after another, huh bo???

Take it ez for a bit!

I've been told vibration will keep bones from knitting... kinda makes sense to me...
Of course I'm not the most sensible person around!

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:30 AM
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Okay. In the beginning I wasn't all that willing to post pics on my new tank because I was of the opinion that others on the forum can teach this better and have been doing it longer. I still believe that, but I decided I would at least post a couple. The first is from after I finished brazing it together and before sanding and grinding. The second is after painting. Now I have to find a nice sunny afternoon to install it. Have to apologize here: they are cell phone pics, zoomed in and slightly pixelated.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:34 AM
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This is the one you did with Alumiweld, right?
It came out great!
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:40 AM
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Wow Allen Wrench that tank came out good!! We may start poring in orders for them
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:43 AM
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Hmmm.... I have lots of scrap aluminum sheet and plenty of Alumiweld.....
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:12 AM
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I don't know what I did yet to my motor bicycle today, but I sure as **** want to get some of that Alumiweld.
Stuff seems amazing, and what I could do and make with it, could eliminate a lot of clamps, nuts and bolts.
I even foresee a new intake pipe being rigged up. Right now I have a copper elbow tube silver soldered, fiberglassed, wired and JB welded offset intake.

Give me a aluminum pipe and a flat piece and the world can be mine!
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