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Old 11-12-2012, 11:39 PM
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Yeah, I got a flat tire once and had to push my bike home about 2 miles. That was a lot of fun.
Thats why the ammo cans big. I got stuck a couple times trying to fix my bike with a rock and some bailing wire, in the dark, with no light and no phone. The battery and extra 2 stroke oil are in one side, tools, extra tube, patch kit, pump, short section of motor chain, ect, in the other. I can pretty much handle most roadside emergency's, unless the engine blows or the frame busts in half. And I always carry my Italian socket set (vice grips.)
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:31 AM
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Replaced my stock crap plug wire with an extra coil wire from when I did a tune up on my truck.


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Big difference, didn't notice any increase in power, but it is a whole lot smoother delivery.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:37 PM
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Replaced my stock crap plug wire with an extra coil wire from when I did a tune up on my truck.


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Big difference, didn't notice any increase in power, but it is a whole lot smoother delivery.
Thats the first thing ya shoulda done when ya installed the engine anyway. The thing is, if ya do it then, ya don't realize there IS a difference.
Thats the way I do it too. I save my old plug wires from tune up's, clean em up and use em. Even used auto wires are better than the stock crap.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:41 PM
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Thats the first thing ya shoulda done when ya installed the engine anyway. The thing is, if ya do it then, ya don't realize there IS a difference.
Thats the way I do it too. I save my old plug wires from tune up's, clean em up and use em. Even used auto wires are better than the stock crap.
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Well, when I built the bike, I never knew this place existed. lol

I used an extra Bosch coil wire from my tune up last year, brand new. I still have my old wires from the truck if I need to make another one though.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:34 PM
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Rode it to an MRI appointment today. I've got a loose pedal chain, so I had to take off running and hop on. I stuck to a route that would allow me to go pretty much non-stop, so I made it there and back alright. Lots of fun.

Take-off was a little sluggish, and I was four-stroking a lot, so I did a plug chop and found that I was running too rich. Leaned her out by one notch and voila, the low-end was back.

Started getting vibrational cut-outs near 25mph, so I tightened up the motor mounts. It's amazing what 1/8 of a bolt turn can do for top speed! After the mounts were tightened I was able to cruise at about 28. I like how there are vibrational sweet spots. 24-27mph vibrates like crazy, then you get to 28 and it hits a sweet spot from there to 30. Still a lot more vibration than when driving around 20mph, but way smoother than the rough speeds. The vibration/speed ratios were different with the same kit on another fram, so I guess it's all about mechanical resonance, which is one of my favorite subjects.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:45 PM
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Rode it to an MRI appointment today. I've got a loose pedal chain, so I had to take off running and hop on. I stuck to a route that would allow me to go pretty much non-stop, so I made it there and back alright. Lots of fun.

Take-off was a little sluggish, and I was four-stroking a lot, so I did a plug chop and found that I was running too rich. Leaned her out by one notch and voila, the low-end was back.

Started getting vibrational cut-outs near 25mph, so I tightened up the motor mounts. It's amazing what 1/8 of a bolt turn can do for top speed! After the mounts were tightened I was able to cruise at about 28. I like how there are vibrational sweet spots. 24-27mph vibrates like crazy, then you get to 28 and it hits a sweet spot from there to 30. Still a lot more vibration than when driving around 20mph, but way smoother than the rough speeds. The vibration/speed ratios were different with the same kit on another fram, so I guess it's all about mechanical resonance, which is one of my favorite subjects.

That is a good album by a band called Tesla too.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:36 AM
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Yeah BoDean, 1/8th turn. BEEN THERE. I was out riding with Ocho Ninja a little over a week ago. I had just rode the bike the day before, so when it started vibrating I thought, OH CRAP, Somethings gone very wrong with the China Girl. My butt was vibrating like my girlfriends,uh, well, never mind that.... So we cut the ride short, I rode it home and started thinking about it. YEP, 1/8th turn, DONE.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:04 AM
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Well, I tried fixing my broken pedal which I had mentioned earlier, but it didnt quite work out so well, so I got some new pedals at walmart today for $8. I dont expect them to be bulletproof, especially being from wallyworld, plastic, and costing only $8, but I figure they should hold up till I can find a replacement for the broken pedal. I installed them this evening when I got home from a long day of running here and there doing different things that needed done before buying a car (the wife's toy, not mine lol), so thankfully they threaded right on the first try. I sometimes have trouble getting pedals to thread right, but not today.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:52 AM
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Well after removing the head, and jug I noticed that my crank w was in pieces inside the engine...so after about 30 good whacks from a 20oz claw hammer I now have a beautiful pile of chinese crap in my driveway...gonna have to buy a replacement engine...which sucks because I just dropped 50 bucks on new parts to do a maintenance on it...so I won't be riding for a while...gonna be homeless as of wednesday...wish me luck...
Best of luck to you, do you know where you're going?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:41 AM
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actually vik, i found out this morning that i will not be homeless after all...things have worked out, for a while at least, and i will still have a place to warm me bones...got a flying horse on its way and am going to be stuck using the same old solid mountain bike i used on the last build, but its comfortable for me...im 5'11" and the 26 wheels are great...need to acquire a springed seat, and maybe find someone junking an old motorized bicycle with spring or shocked front end...the rigid kills me...pics to come of the new old build...
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