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Old 07-02-2012, 03:49 PM
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Nice catch FD! I'll try out 3.5 ounces next batch.
I've ran as much as 8 ounces a gallon on REAL CHEAPO engines that I wasn't too sure of for break in. Some of these engines need all the help they can get. And like I said, I've NEVER blown an engine.(yet). Even after break in I'll still run a little heavy on the oil. Smokes a little but I'm sure it's getting enough.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:43 PM
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Yesterday about 4:30pm I was just about to test a new idea about the electrical for lighting when I spot a gaggle-and-a-half of teenagers exiting the church kiddy corner to where my shop is- I haul out the "Panama Jack" and do a brazen display of motorbiking... to say the least, I had their attention. I stopped and gave my spiel, they mentioned a few tasks they needed to do as community outreach... AFTER they ALL test rode the silly thing a few times each... but could they come back later on that evening, they ask? Sure, I say-
Just after I swallow the last bite of dinner, there's a knock at the door. Four of the guys are there- we go down to the "Skonk Works" and I show them current projects, experiments, snafus etc.... three more show up... we pull out the "Jack" and the "Black Rat" and (after five more show up) now the street is buzzing with kids on two-wheeled weedeaters. Pandemonium. Chaos of the most desireable manner. Six more show up, including three girls. One has a phone that sends pictures, she takes shots and posts them.
Soon, there is a minor riot going on with at least fourty kids and three bikes. Everybody is having an absolute ball. Climbing the hills of Tonaskets' suburbia, scrambleing the roads, neighbors coming out to investigate the racket, some wanting to paticipate (to which I never said 'No')....
... and here comes a cop. Nobody has a helmet. One kid just blew a stopsign right in front of the cop. I walk over and She (the cop) asks, "What's going on here?"
I explain that these kids are trying out these motorized bikes that I have made. She comments that it looks like a lot of fun and asks the price. I tell her- then she comments about how the city of Tonasket is looking at bicycle patrol, and I ought to address city council on the 9th of these months. We spent the rest of the time taking about the bikes, she shot some radar at them and confirmed 31 MPH on the Jack and 37mph on the rat. She seemed VERY enthusiastic about them...
I think I might throw "Bike Parties" more often... but I think I'll insist on helmets...
Truly Outstanding Sgt.!

LOL @ "Chaos of the most desireable manner"


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Old 07-02-2012, 07:12 PM
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Sgt.Howard,way to promote motorized bicycles.
providing entertainment and sharing your machines with curious people.
a bike party,an interesting concept.
good on ya.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:27 PM
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I'll need to advert as "BYOH" (bring yer own helmet)
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:45 PM
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LOL, ayup Sgt.

Up my way, town hall used to give away bike helmets for kids.


I have thought about this for a long time. Bike repair, maint. school for at risk kids. Be a great confidence builder for the no dad, bad dad kids.


But back on topic, all's I get to do lately is miss my bike. Could probably finish wood with the gas in the tank by now.

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Old 07-05-2012, 02:04 AM
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I rode mine to go see some fireworks with my wife. It was great to be able to dodge all the backed up traffic. I could pedal, walk, cut over grass and curbs, and motor down alleys.
fireworks photo (not mine)

http://funmeme.com/image.axd?picture...s-Beerball.jpg
hahaha. We do that too. Works best if you mash them first.

My wife paced me with the car, said I was going 33mph, up a slight grade, on my Dax bike. Yay!
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:20 AM
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That is awesome, Sgt. Howard. I like your story. I am glad the people borrowing the bikes did not take them, and that the police were happy to meet you instead of writing tickets or confiscating bikes. Helmets are a good idea though. Try Walmart for this helmet. It's inexpensive and "not too dorky". It's a bike or skate helmet ($15-20, fits pretty nice, a little heavy, looks like a bowling ball)

Razor Youth Helmet $18 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Razor-Youth-Helmet/4861076

Kryptonix Adult Helmet $15 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kryptonics...t-Red/14644809
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:12 AM
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Hi guys
I am a new member , today I feel so happy that I install my ebike well, it looks so nice and so powerful.
I am going to travel with my friend
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:08 AM
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Howdy Jack88, welcome.
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Decided to try to take pictures of how bright my white-wire headlight is



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