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Old 12-27-2010, 07:35 AM
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Glad to hear you got her back up an' running Blackensein.

That would be a good thread, "MB winter/cold tactics" or some thing. We talk every yr about keeping us warm and should share some information about keeping the "Girls" happy and warm.

Hehe, got about a foot of snow last night and still coming down. Not hard but gonna be some more. Fun ridding on soft snow.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:55 AM
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Today I will be pulling the Monarks off the cruiser and giving them a cleaning up. I dissasembled the rear wheel and ordered some spokes for the rear (took out the multi-speed hub changing to a shimano coaster) Im debating the front hub maybe swapping out the disc hub for a 90 mm drum for a more classic look.

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Old 12-27-2010, 08:40 AM
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Thanks Man believe it or not those pics were taken with a 5 yo cell phone. That bike was My first build...Ive been taking her apart to use some of the parts on a 1950 panther and a 1953 spitfire Im doing for Me and the Misses. Everything else is going for sale.

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:02 AM
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well im glad to hear that im not the only one talking to my bike

its kinda funny i was talking with a coworker today about my bike and she asked why do you enjoy it so much i said well she dont really mind how i ride her . she smiled and said how do you ride her i said long rough exciting rides are the best but sometimes a quicky up to the store is all i need

ok it may not be that funny but you would have to be there to appreciate it
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:08 AM
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LOL WA. (is funny) Should have added the long and gentle rides. All about presentation brodder

Just added more washers as spacers to monarch fork, springs. Lost a full inch and springs are soon to have no room to spring at all. Thinking I have to replace them. Any one else have any experience with this happening? I weigh 160-70 so is not constantly over loaded.

For the folks way up in the great white and cold North, I was thinking a battery warmer might be of use. Didn't know they were pricy, but not to bad. battery warmer - Google Search For warming the engine or maybe a heating pad tucked under? I might try that. Heat rises and would be that much further from the fuel. dunno. Seems dumb to add unattended heat and electricity to a fuel rich environment. Kids, don't try this at home.

(If ya sue me, alls you will get is some MBs, this PC and a dog suffering from "canine bipolar disorder" snork)
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:28 AM
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@ dan

well honestly i didnt think about it in time

dan i have never had a front fork with a spring im not sure whats going on but it dont sound right

and on the heating pad i thought of that before and came to the conclusion it prolly woudnt help seeing as these 2 strokes dont have an oil pan full of cold oil

i just dont see the benifite of heating the block itself

anyway mine hasnt had any problems starting (i keep it tucked away inside at work i had to clean out sprinkler room to find a place to put it my boss was saying he doesnt want it to block the sprinkler valves but in reality they were already blocked and didnt meet code anyway tell i cleaned the place up)
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:53 PM
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LOL WA. (is funny) Should have added the long and gentle rides. All about presentation brodder

Just added more washers as spacers to monarch fork, springs. Lost a full inch and springs are soon to have no room to spring at all. Thinking I have to replace them. Any one else have any experience with this happening? I weigh 160-70 so is not constantly over loaded.

For the folks way up in the great white and cold North, I was thinking a battery warmer might be of use. Didn't know they were pricy, but not to bad. battery warmer - Google Search For warming the engine or maybe a heating pad tucked under? I might try that. Heat rises and would be that much further from the fuel. dunno. Seems dumb to add unattended heat and electricity to a fuel rich environment. Kids, don't try this at home.

(If ya sue me, alls you will get is some MBs, this PC and a dog suffering from "canine bipolar disorder" snork)
Must be the temperament of the steel springs. I know the longer the spring the nicer the flex.

I have had a lot of down hill comicozie type Triple Tree forks in my life time. Never owned a springer I have only seen one in person a long time ago.

My down hill forks all with about 7 inches of travel or more. Never have worn out a set. I have a old set of Triple tree Judy's I gave a buddy that I had in my youth they had 18000 miles of pure peddling [no stunts I don't do stunting]over the years and still are sweet. I do have a set of Rock Shoxs that have a bit of flex in them now [side to side]. I mostly use the forks because of being so tall. I completes the bike. Gets the cranks out from under me and my chin behind the front tire instead of over it as I cruise around.

I don't think I have ever noticed any sag either. Being over six foot and about 230 pounds. I haul all manner of cargo on my B.M.X. type bars that I use including any and all grocery's that I might bring home.. The longer fork never lets anything touch the tires a big plus too [double bag everything]. But honestly never had any sag at all. It has never even occurred to me. These things have been like owning a work truck! lol Ya end up paying enough for them tho..
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:09 PM
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today...uncovered it after i swept the sidewalk here again. did my usual look over i do and cranked it up and rode around the lil block a few times. all iz good. didnt ride yesterday. i think it handles different (inna good way) since i put that mongoose iboc fork and handlebar and stem on last week
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:22 PM
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Thought about working on it, then fell back asleep. Didn't feel like hurting it or myself today. LOL
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:43 PM
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okay bad problem motor boggin out to nothin cold and snow but TODAY (DEC 26 ) I removed the carb and found frozen crud in the vacum hole. also sprayed wd40 on flywheel magnets and wire brushed and wiped off the dirt and surface rust then I improved my gass tank mounts then I made a new gasket out of tan paper got a hole roll of that stuff,
Then I fired up the bike and took it around the block a few times still bogs but ran way better. then i let the bike idle while I took all my tools back into the house and locked up the garage.
Then I took the bike for one finnal burn around the block and it ran GREAT and MAN WAS I EVER HAPPY ABOUT THAT!!!!! NO BOGIN AT ALL . Well now I'm worried about the next time I go to ride it will it run good ??? or not???
also found out tht inside my carb there are one way valves that work like some kind of a pumping action with the vacum hole. It is snowing and only about -7 celcius and I ride stright through the winter.
Blakenstein, methinks your engine needs a warm blanket, lol,as evidenced by how well it runs after warming up.

Either that or a longer warmup.
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