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Old 11-08-2012, 10:48 PM
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This is what i did to it today;



Now i can charge my iphone while riding my bike!
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:15 PM
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It's been a year plus in the works, but I finally got to a little assembly today... I bought a used Felt Propaganda from Norm @ VMB. He put in a tank and had it powdercoated for me. Ultimately I got an Abraham Linkage fork for the darn thing and long story short I haven't had much time. Anyway, here are a few picks of a pre engine mock up. Finally getting to see my vision realized...

Also, my new cro-moly 1 pice crank from Phantom Bikes arrived (see pic). It's a real nice piece, but it had a not attached saying it was raw and that I have to clear coat it or paint it or it will rust - disappointing to say the least...
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:19 AM
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It's been a year plus in the works, but I finally got to a little assembly today... I bought a used Felt Propaganda from Norm @ VMB. He put in a tank and had it powdercoated for me. Ultimately I got an Abraham Linkage fork for the darn thing and long story short I haven't had much time. Anyway, here are a few picks of a pre engine mock up. Finally getting to see my vision realized...

Also, my new cro-moly 1 pice crank from Phantom Bikes arrived (see pic). It's a real nice piece, but it had a not attached saying it was raw and that I have to clear coat it or paint it or it will rust - disappointing to say the least...
It's gonna be S W E E T bro. Looks like you're going 4 stroke. Good choice.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:35 PM
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I brought death upon my bike last night the motor chain popped and went flying off (who knows where) while traveling down the road. My back wheel is loose and wobbles all over making it impossible to even bike cause the other bike chain hops around too. So i walked myself home at midnight lol.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:49 PM
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Sorry to hear that,come up on my e-mail- I'm sure that you will get the bike repaired pretty quick. Re set the axle, cones, spoke adjustment, straighten and true the wheel, inspect the bearings,. My bearing races (cones) are a little bit loose but I do like to have some play in them-lots of weight on my back wheel.
I just posted new videos of my Bridgestone Start up, the second video is short and I made it while I was going out to the store today.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:12 PM
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Welded up the frame part of the motor mount tonight. See the Wasp build link below for more pictures of it.

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:35 AM
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Got a new tension wheel from bgf...much sturdier than the one that came with the kit...hooked up the voltmeter to check my rpms and voltage output......been trying to figure out how to direct wire a 6 volt flashlight to work when the bike is on...so far I've failed with 3 different flashlights wired currently...beginning to think its not going to work...oh and changed my 2 stroke mix down to 32:1...so far it purrs well and runs strong...
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:44 AM
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I drained my tank because my gas was 2 months old, and also because I installed a high compression head recently and decided to go with higher octane. I pushed the bike a half mile to the closest gas station and pumped a gallon of 93 into my tank (I have a 2 gallon tank in case anyone is wondering). She is purring like a kitten now.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:01 AM
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I drained my tank because my gas was 2 months old, and also because I installed a high compression head recently and decided to go with higher octane. I pushed the bike a half mile to the closest gas station and pumped a gallon of 93 into my tank (I have a 2 gallon tank in case anyone is wondering). She is purring like a kitten now.
Hey big. HOW do ya go two months without riding yer bike? You must have more than the one bike. If I have to go more than a week my eyes start to cross, my stomach get upset and my brain starts getting foggy.
You DID say you have a 2 gallon tank though, maybe it was just left over gas.
I know you said it's purring pretty good, but did ya get a power increase with the 93 and new head? More top end?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:22 AM
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Got a new tension wheel from bgf...much sturdier than the one that came with the kit...hooked up the voltmeter to check my rpms and voltage output......been trying to figure out how to direct wire a 6 volt flashlight to work when the bike is on...so far I've failed with 3 different flashlights wired currently...beginning to think its not going to work...oh and changed my 2 stroke mix down to 32:1...so far it purrs well and runs strong...
I used to try running regular small bulbs off the white wire. I found that the only thing I could make work, kinda, are the small 7.5V screw in bulbs I got from Radio Shack. If ya go only 6V you'll blow the bulb when ya rev the engine. Thing is, those little bulbs make it legal, but they don't put out enough light.
You can buy the bulbs and the small socket from The Shack. They are in the slide out trays in the metal cabinet usually in the back of the store.
But like I said, NOT ENOUGH LIGHT. I'm using a 12V 7.5amp safety light backup battery to run my electrics.(they're cheap.) I can use a car headlight if I wanted to. I just plug it in once a week to charge.
I don't know how far along Sgt. Howard is with his light setup, but I think he's got all the bugs worked out for a LED lightset to run off the white wire. I'll look him up and check it out.
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Found him at:http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthre...ight-revisited

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