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Old 08-19-2012, 11:16 AM
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LaLongueCarabine That is good speed on a China H.T. motor. Some of those motors have balanced cranks to them better than others but they all pretty much vibrate is the norm. My italian is incredibly smooth in comparison . Shame they stopped making them.

I did have one H.T. motor that was smooth never came across a smooth one like that one again. Got that one going fast too!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:43 PM
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Yeah Goat, I've had ONE and one only, like that. I rode it for almost two years. Smooth as heck and toped out at almost 45mph. I finally sold it to a friend and he got it stolen two weeks later. I miss that bike.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:42 PM
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I just switched from breaki-in mix to 50/1 synthetic.......Runs good, but was still seeming a bit rich.... Lowered the needle to the last groove and what a difference..... Can almost take off without peddling..... One revolution of the peddles from a stop and zoom.....

I will check my plug after the next long ride and see how it looks.........
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:42 PM
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I've been having a minor problem with my clutch arm not wanting to return properly, so the engine won't always engage. Today I took another look around here, and then went and started tinkering.

The clutch arm's shaft looked pretty worn, so I replaced it with the one from the motor I slagged a while back. Now it sits closer to where it should be when the cable is snug, where I kept having to take up a little more slack. With the clutch arm replaced and the pin and bearing all greased up it seems to be back closer to 'normal'.

That seems to have take care of the problem. If not, I'm back to scratching my head over it (and wondering about trying to adjust the internal return spring).

Here's a coupe of pics, the first is the clutch are removed from the housing. You can see where the material has worn off the left edge of the shaft. Second is a the worn one next to the replacement one. A little hard to see since they're both still in the housing, but the right side one has a nice 'clean' straight edge to it compared to the worn one.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:47 PM
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CDI went caputski so I had to order another. Bike has been sluggish starting recently and was getting worse. I replaced the spark plug but no luck. So I just ordered a new CDI that should fix it up. Might have to bite the bullet and order a Jaguar CDI.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:53 AM
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Tyler sure is pretty, but it's hard to bike out there. It seems with all the roadies, people are starting to get a clue, but sometimes they still will send you reeling just with the wind off their cagermobiles. And the dogs out there are even worse hellhounds than what is running around here. Good luck!

It's fun to look up road bicycle racing routes and run them on bicycles. I don't know how they will do with riding around on event days. Some would probably like it, especially if you're an official volunteer or something. Some would cuss you and probably call police when they got their skirts ruffled.
Most of the roadies are d-bags even when you are riding a straight pedal bike. I acknowledge all bikers regardless of what they ride. They are on two wheels, so they're cool with me.
But very few respond. Pretty annoying if you ask me. I guess because I am not a roadie. (I ride a 69 Western Flyer 3 speed when I am not gas biking)
The Tyler drivers are jerks too. Even to people that drive large pickups (such as myself) they really don't care about the safety of others. Their the main reason why I stay off main roads on my bikes and use my neighborhood and the bike trail thats a minute away from my house. One type of driver I do like are the motorcyclists. If you are on two wheels they nod. I've gotten lots of nods when I am on my gasbike. It's kinda funny really.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:23 AM
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I agree Dodge. In cali most of the drivers are respectable, but you get some idiots that honk at you bc youre on the side of the road. Ignorant bc its the law that even bicycles are not supposed to be on sidewalks. I get nods from guys on motorcycles too. I even had one guy asking me to trade my morini bike for his ducati, lol
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:55 PM
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I get most of my "nods" from the OLD SCHOOL Harley riders. I'm not talking about the rich kids that went to the dealer and just bought one. The O G's think it's cool that I built something from almost nothing and didn't just go buy something. And if ya think people where you live are rude, come take a ride with me in San Jose. It'll make ya wanna carry a gun. At the very least it will teach you to be aware of your surroundings.(the hard way...)
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:08 PM
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I get most of my "nods" from the OLD SCHOOL Harley riders. I'm not talking about the rich kids that went to the dealer and just bought one. The O G's think it's cool that I built something from almost nothing and didn't just go buy something. And if ya think people where you live are rude, come take a ride with me in San Jose. It'll make ya wanna carry a gun. At the very least it will teach you to be aware of your surroundings.(the hard way...)
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That's too bad. I've been cussed out and threatened a couple of times, but usually the expletives I hear are in surprise and followed by compliments and/or questions... makes the bad stuff seem less terrible. I wonder if they're so hostile to ebikes? The way I see it, If I can go the speed limit and be quieter than an average Harley, they shouldn't have a problem with it. Especially in my area, people drag-race hotrods all day long... we just had the national hot-rod championship here last weekend! But I had a guy in a truck say, "We don't need your smoke here! Turn that thing off!" which really just blows my mind. As if I would be putting out less emissions in a truck...?

I've been doing a lot of reading on ebikes. Hope to start a build in a year or two, we'll see-- I'll need nearly $1000 in batteries alone...

Tried brazing my exhaust this morning, and discovered that 15% silver brazing rods don't have enough silver to stick to steel-- and moreover, they're phosphorous based self-cleaning rods which is apparently a no-no for steel. So I'm going to clean them up and retry tomorrow morning.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:06 PM
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I'm building a bike for a friend, for the third time, because of cars AND trucks running him down. The last one, the BIG truck, tried going around a car, pulled into the lane going the wrong way and hit my partner head on. He's still banged up and healing but expecting a BIG a** check. San Jose drivers have got to be the worst in California.
Gonna check out another exhaust on my bike today. I'm hoping to get better exhaust flow from it.
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