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Old 08-04-2012, 12:47 AM
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Finally put the nos 44t sprocket on the Suicide. In keeping with my theme,no rear brake,for now.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:09 AM
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today i opened the bike up all the way for a little to see what it had. hit about 25-30 mph on the way to work. on the way home the muffler blew apart the catalatic converter fell off first got a nice performance boost.lol then the rest of the muffler worked its way loose fronm the block that was the end of the ride. going to get new muffler in a few days. getting the old one welded back toghether for now.anyone got any ideas on a good muffler
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:57 AM
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Went for a ride with the new sprocket and promptly lost the master link! Now I feel stupid. Mainly because I forgot to push the master link clip on. Like a genius.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:19 AM
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i made sure the masterlink was secure and still lost it on the 1st ride. i like it better without it
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:43 AM
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As soon as I can get a heavy duty chain tool I will be taking it off. I never have problems with ANY of my many master links but I'm pretty crazy about chain alignment. And my chain tensioner may look like crap,but I built it using only a drill and chop saw. It is awesome!




I actually found the link and outside clip for the master so later today I will be going to get my baby.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:59 AM
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I have used a CT-5 Park tool chain breaker to break the stock 415 chain that came with my kit many, many times. =) If you're careful and have a good breaker you *might* not have to hunt for a ct-7 breaker. But of course, you might break your CT-5. I didn't but I suspect luck was involved =)
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:04 PM
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today i opened the bike up all the way for a little to see what it had. hit about 25-30 mph on the way to work. on the way home the muffler blew apart the catalatic converter fell off first got a nice performance boost.lol then the rest of the muffler worked its way loose fronm the block that was the end of the ride. going to get new muffler in a few days. getting the old one welded back toghether for now.anyone got any ideas on a good muffler
Wow! Did you have the muffler body supported with a strap to the frame or was it just hanging from the cylinder port?
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Edit: I saw pictures of your exhaust mounting on your other picture thread.
With the muffler pointing up and out with no other support it will vibrate like a tuning fork and soon fail at every weld possible. All the mufflers need additional support other than the cylinder studs.
Considering that you want a quiet system, I can see an extended exhaust muffler system from custom motored bicycles (see link below) working better for you if it will fit considering the limited ground clearance your bike has.
The expansion chamber systems will improve engine performance, but most are louder than the stock muffler.
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As for a better system, why not go for an SBP expansion chamber or similar exhaust?
http://www.sickbikeparts.com/catalog...mvj96b3a0l5071

Or custom motored bicycles has all kinds of exhaust systems including a couple of expansion chamber systems. The expansion chamber with no muffler is loud, but folks seem to like it's performance.
http://www.custommotoredbicycles.com...l_switch_cable
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:04 AM
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ya i definatly need to suport it but my first build is a learning experience. luckily my neibor is a welder so he is fixing it monday going to build a hanger for it this time. found one on ebay that will look good but dont have money for it now.

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:15 AM
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tryed to start it and it failed, thought it was a problem with the clutch it appeared to be not disengaging, puled the clutch apart and couldnt find the problem, cleaned the clutch plate with some acetone. put it back together only to find the front sprocket had came loose.... ( i felt like a knob jockey) tightened it up and i was away. pain in the ass.. ha ha
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:53 AM
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is that your first biuld ?
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