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Old 08-25-2012, 03:41 AM
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Hahaha. I was riding down a remote park road and some roadies freaked out at my dax bike. I was pulling my daughter in her carriage and putting along, then floored it and caught up with them just for the heck of it. Another guy was staring out of his yard at me, not unfriendly, just confused. He looked even more confused when he put together the motor sound with the bike I was pedaling. I just waved at him and he went back to raking leaves.
The Tanaka 33 is sweet! It's pretty quiet at an easy pace or pulling up hills. It only gets loud when it's off the tire or when maxing it out.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:20 AM
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Yesterday I switched from a 44t sprocket to a 39.....Really helps for cruising..... I dont have a speedometer but it feels like a 3-4 mph gain at mid throttle....

I need about 1 extra peddle stroke for take off, but its a bike so peddling is allowed....

I'm glad I like it, had to shorten chain so putting 44 back on is not an option.....
It's not really all that hard to add a link or three, I do it all the time.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:11 PM
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I grew tired of the drive chain slinging chain lube and crud up the backside of the engine and my left leg so I made a splatter guard. It fits across the front of the bearing support and covers the drive sprocket on my EZM.
A question for the more knowledgeable EZM folks here: While making the splatter guard I noticed that the bearing in the right side (clutch side) shaft support bracket has drifted inwards towards the clutch by approx. 1/8". I judge this by how far away the bearing snap ring is from the face of the support bracket. It used to be flush against the bracket.
Is this normal? Is this cause for concern that the bearing may loose it's tight press fit in the support hole and start spinning in the support hole? I will keep an eye on it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:44 PM
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One of my favs, rode the e-revive out to the hardware store to get parts for the e-bullseye.

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Old 08-26-2012, 04:49 PM
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GearNut, could your engine be a teeny bit twisted causing that?

Great day for a cruise, got out and enjoyed it for a change. After changing the intake, rejetting and adjusting float level... Can't just jump on an HT without having to do something



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Old 08-26-2012, 06:44 PM
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gearnut, mine has done that as well, I just popped it back,
I believe it is because the plate flexed a little under torque or heat
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:51 PM
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Today I had to diagnose an electrical glitch. It was fine on the way to work the other day, but after being exposed to a brief downpour of rain it wouldn't run for the trip home. So I started testing things and came to the conclusion that the black wire from the magneto wasn't doing anything. Changed the magneto out and it fires up again. Siliconed it all up putting it back together, and it should be good to go for the trip to work in the morning.

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:51 PM
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gearnut, mine has done that as well, I just popped it back,
I believe it is because the plate flexed a little under torque or heat

Well, it gets torqued to he11 and the clutch gets fry an egg hot every time I climb up the hill that I live on.
I see LocTite bearing and sleeve retainer being used in the near future.
Also a 62 tooth rear sprocket.
Thank you for the insight, azbill.

Killer, the engine is as straight as I can get it and the bearing support is very securely bracketed to the seat post tube. That thing isn't going to budge.
Thank you for the idea though.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:29 PM
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Well, wisdom finally won out: I scared up a mini-flashlight and put it in my trunk. It WAS about the only thing I didn' t have in there. I kept telling myself I should.

Maybe it will act as a talisman and I won't ever have to fix or adjust something at night in the dark again, Murphy's Law being what it is.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:38 AM
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well - after 9 hours of work on bike-tools packed up -put away by 11 pm- did lots of things to bike today-motor & motor frame had to come off- rework frame mounts, straighten wheel, brake adjustments,axle,etc- then it all had to go back together.
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