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Old 08-07-2012, 11:55 AM
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Bought an NGK B7HS.

DAMN! Didn't add much to the top speed, but it runs smoother and pulls much more smoothly past 18mph...it will actually run at WOT at 25 mph....

ME GUSTA.
NGK B5, B6, B7HS. All recommended plugs depending on where you live. Theres a rather extensive discussion on this subject on the other site. I don't know how the site managers feel about directing members to the "other" site, but it's allready there, no sense in doing a great big discussion on the subject here.
http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthre...35542-Ngk-B6hs
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:06 PM
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re arragned how the chains are routed on the bike (will get a picture later).

kept busting the bolts on the front freewheel, so i routed the engine to be primary, and the pedals to be secondary.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:20 PM
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http://www.yellowjersey.org/BLUCHAIR.JPG


Cool. That must be one of the fancier ones.

I have an Instep Turbo from 5 to 10 years ago, and it's really light, but not the most impressive.

I made a lawnmower from a Toys R Us explorer trailer. ;-)
.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCmwnrfPC7A&feature=plcp


I like to collect used kid trailers. They are useful. You can easily make cargo trailers from them, like you said, by stripping the fabric off them and adding some kind of deck. I saw one that used wire mesh/fence (the green kind with 1in. squares, like you get in the Garden Center at Walmart) wire-tied to the frame, as a sort of truck-bed. It was folded under the trailer for a 2 layer wire mesh, that also kept tension as the ends were pig-nosed together, and tied to the frame rails all around.


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I think you will find CT'S to be similar to this one with all the fabric removed
look closely to how the tubes are located and the hinge points at the corners

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:30 PM
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Ziptying a neon-colored foam swimming noodle is good for visibility and declaring your space (make sure it is wider than your elbow extends! I was clipped by an SUV years ago, as the mirror busted on my elbow. I wasn't using a pool noodle then, just t-shirt and lights)
http://bicyclesafe.com/images/noodle.jpg

If you don't like the clamp, can I have it if you get something else?

Here is the kind that works with motor bikes. (beside the kind that clamps on the seatpost)

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/986_burley_1.jpg
(about $20, fits in any square or round pipe about 7/8" or 1" for trailer tongue)

Here is more info and parts numbers. You can find these at your LBS or on AMazon and Ebay. http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=8841

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HERid...=results_video (small aluminum bracket that fits on QR or bolt-on axle, hard rubber/silicone ball joint, hitch pin)



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I can't recall the details, exactly. We got it second-hand for less than $30. I think the kid-compartment was by Axiom, the frame might have been by Norco. There wasn't a lot of info online about it when we googled it after we got it. It was a 2-seat nylon sling contraption that had seen better days and was about to fall apart (the nylon that is... left in the sunlight too often, I think).
We used a piece of 3/4" plywood for the deck, it's had several coats of varnish to seal it. It's secured to the frame with conduit holders and 3/4" #8 screws, with a bit of high-density rubber between the brackets and the frame itself. The sides are folded down in the pic, they flip up and lock in to bring the height to around three feet. There are a couple of removable crossbars that give it rigidity when unfolded.
I'm not happy with the connection it uses to the bike (a clamp for the chainstay, not a lot of clearance to the drive sprocket) so I'm probably going to redesign that to use a bracket on the bike and a hitch-pin at some point. Beyond that, all it really needs is some kind of reflectors or rear lighting. We're going to put a kid's bike flag on the left rear corner for sure to make the drivers more aware of where the back end is.
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shopping cart basket bolted on kid-trailer. Awesome
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:21 PM
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Default Mounted the tank up front...Goat style

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:37 PM
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Hey briggs, Does New York still call yer bike a Motorized Bicycle without the pedals? Nice job of engineering a bike together, but I couldn't get it past the cops in the state of Californication.
So whats the top speed on the Briggs? Not really important, just wondering.
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no it should be registered as a motorcycle or moped but im getting by .. and the beast tops out at 40mph
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I took a dremel and cleaned up my intake manifold today. Unfortunately, I did not get a pic because my phone was dead, but I think I did a pretty good job for someone who never used a dremel before lol. I kept going at it carefully until there was no cast blocking the hole where it bolts to the cylinder. I did a much better job than I thought I would. I also did some modification to my luggage rack for my lights and got my drum brake working real good. I dont have the proper barrel ends for the brake cable, so I was using what I call a squish nut, where you tighten the nut and it tightens onto a cable, but that wasnt working as good as I would like, so I decided to take the cable stopper off my clutch cable and use it on my drum brake. the drum brake works phenomenal now. I put the squish nut on my clutch cable. I cant really explain exactly how I have my brake cable set up on my drum brake, but the clutch cable stopper works real good on it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:52 AM
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NGK B5, B6, B7HS. All recommended plugs depending on where you live. Theres a rather extensive discussion on this subject on the other site. I don't know how the site managers feel about directing members to the "other" site, but it's allready there, no sense in doing a great big discussion on the subject here.
http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthre...35542-Ngk-B6hs
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I'll look at it.
I went ahead and got the B7 because I will be riding mostly in the summer, so I need a cooler plug. I don't just cruise like some of you guys do.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:21 AM
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I know what you mean dodge, I don't just cruise either. I learned a while back to leave my engines just ever so slightly de-tuned or I'd run it WOT all the time and blow it up. So instead of 40mph I'm only hitting closer to 35mph. It's fast enough for around town and it saves my engine. Guess I'm not smart enough to just back off the throttle.
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