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Old 07-06-2012, 08:27 AM
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Catch Them and eat them lol... The hard shelled ones are the tastiest.

LOL, ayup Goat.

Although I prefer the soft variety.

No kidding, I have to remember to not ride around grinning like an idiot. Although bugs are high in protein.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:38 AM
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Rode my bike to work today (almost). It's about 13 miles from the house to work. I was cruising along, passed 4 guys in tights and turtle helmets and went to make my left about 4 miles from work when I felt the rear end wiggle. Got about 20 more yards before the rear tire started flopping around. Picked up the back end and walked the rest of the way to work. My wife is going to pick me up with the truck at the end of the day to get the bike home.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:50 AM
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Decided to try to take pictures of how bright my white-wire headlight is



Got any daylight pictures?
Looks cool.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:38 AM
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Hey bikefan, Flat tires are a PITA but not that big of a deal. Just make sure it's put together right the second time. Use a thicker tube, You can use that green goop if ya want. Use a tire liner/protecter inside and "stay off the grass". I'm not talking about the kind ya roll and smoke, I'm talking about the kind that has a million stickers in it. Doing this should prevent MOST, but not all of yer flats.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:15 PM
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I'm crazy about tire liners. I used to live in "Goat-head County" and new tubes wouldn't last a day against those thorns. One teflon liner, and four years went by without a flat! (just normal seasonal leakage) I even went over a nail once, and found it going into the tread and out the side because the super-slick liner just deflected it.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:45 PM
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Cool. Which liner did you use?
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:53 PM
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Got to change a leaky jug gasket. Was a pain to get a decent imprint for cutting the new one, but paid in beer, so no rush. Ran like new after, no damage from lean condition. Plug was still chocolate, might have to lean him out in a week.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:04 PM
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Wow, a lot of dis-assembly there, I never pull the studs or piston to change the jug gasket.
Also, what do you have smeared on the head, there?
I put head gaskets on dry. I guess I'm used to working on Subarus wehre the gaskets go on dry, but it works completely fine on these little engines as well.

As to what I did to my bike today, I guess my nicely tuned RT carb and home made expansion chamber pipe added too much low torque. Because I sheered the woodruff key on the output sprocket today! That was kind of a PITA, mostly because I had to hitch hike a way home. But it wasn't too bad to fix.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:11 PM
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Cool. Which liner did you use?
Don't know exactly. I do know that it was "teflon coated polyurethane", but it felt like it was just a strip of poly with some lightweight silicone lube on it; it was definitely oiled. Also, it was brown with black streaks... but I think it came in a package like this: http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Tuffy-Bicyc.../dp/B0048LO6BQ

So it was probably the same brand. Just got it at a local bike-shop.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:20 PM
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i have been trying to get my Schwinn jaguar with a grubee gt-5 kit to run again i have changed the CDI and sparker loop now its backfiring through the carb any tips it was running good till the chain jumped a week ago and took a chunk out of the mag housing on the block side if anyone can help it would be fantastic it
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