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Old 05-28-2012, 01:50 PM
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[QUOTE=Toadmund;393676]Speaking of exhaust:
Started hand filing (port matching) my exhaust pipe out with a round file, then busted a move to the basement to hurry it up with my 'dremel type tool'

It was exhausting work!
(The exhaust port was ported before I installed engine, just didn't do the muffler until now)

Let me ask you experienced guys, would doing this make it feel like I added 10-20 cc's to the motor?
Seems like since I did this the bike wants to leave without me!
OR, is this me feeling the start of my rings starting to seat or both?
(Just started my second tank of 16:1 non-synthetic)

The difference is amazing and it even seems to 4 stroke less at WOT.



PS, also cracked my Dudley combination lock that hasn't been opened since high school 24 years ago! Thanks interwebs! I'll use that with my big chain and big U bolt lock for my motorized bicycle security needs.

And don't forget my question, thanks.

One of the pictures (black cat) is the exhaust after [s]hand[/s] finger sanding with emery cloth. Sanded to good enough adequate perfection.

Did the same to mine on a totally stock setup, to the intake and exhaust. They weld an intake mount to the tube that is much smaller then the tube itself. I opened both up and it runs a LOT better. Of course I really do need a better exhaust setup. After break in your engine will also start running better, rings seal, ect, and you will get a performance increase. I may be wrong, but I think opening ports can only help an engine breath better, to a point anyway. Too much and you'll find a performance decrease.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:43 PM
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i stole the front tire off my huffy and put it on my schwinn
Thats like puting a fiat 500 engine is a train the way i see it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:06 PM
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Changed the crank seal today, and now my bike is happy and runs again!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:33 PM
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I detailed mine and put fresh brake pads on the front rotor. That was all it needed. Sat and stared it over. Detailing is good for that. Harmony checks need to be thought of eventually. Leads to any preventive maintenance. Then I road it!
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:24 PM
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Broke my crappy vice trying to flatten out a rear kickstand due to my chain stays being 1" tall... Time for an upgrade I think



Note to crappy vice users, don't crank on it with a 1" wrench... it ain't your Daddy's real vice eh.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:58 PM
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Broke my crappy vice trying to flatten out a rear kickstand due to my chain stays being 1" tall... Time for an upgrade I think



Note to crappy vice users, don't crank on it with a 1" wrench... it ain't your Daddy's real vice eh.
I got a heavy duty vice at Home Depot last year. I cranked down on it so hard that I broke the top of the wood workbench. So that's a good brand to get. Hah.
It was only about $65, too.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:25 PM
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Heh heh, right on Chris. I'd rather the bench snap to kindling than to have to replace a vise. Of course while puttering on a bike I headed over to go clamp something..."oh wait" *facepalm* Vise-Grips can only do so much, eh?

I'll check the swap meets first for one I can't lift
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:14 PM
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Good to not hear the you have a sore foot!
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:17 PM
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Good to not hear the you have a sore foot!
ahahaha. At the time, that was the last thing I was worried about. I had already smashed my hand.

I'd just limped my car home from crashing it, and I had the front suspension in the vice, beating it with a hammer trying to straighten it out.
So needless to say, I wasn't in the best of moods... I did, however, get it straight. And the car to this day still drives straight down the road...
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:58 AM
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Ok did a few things

I added performance carb from JNMOTORS....

I added an expansion chamber with header. (Needed header for clearance on peddle).... Not sure why I did this other then to say to the other motor bikers in town that mine is bigger than theirs :O

I added Shimano rims....

I added a 40 tooth sprocket with three piece adapter from sportsman flyer....

I added Monark II Springer Forks....

I added some orange type rear brake pads they really grab too....

I removed tensioner by just adjusting motor mounts (manic mechanic) a bit works good so far...
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