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Old 11-25-2012, 11:32 PM
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I retired my schwinn craig's list bike (see build thread in sig) and bought a Felt Propaganda. It took a while to get the tank and powdercoating done. Then I spent a long time trying to make a Monark fork work on the frame, then I switched to a Felt Abraham Linkage fork and then I moved... Finally getting close to having my new ride... a ride!
Congratulations. But I still don't see how you went this long without riding.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:51 PM
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Congratulations. But I still don't see how you went this long without riding.
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Trust me, when circumstances deny one the joy of riding, it really does suck. But there isn't anything to be done until circumstances change. Try going a couple of years without being able to ride.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:33 AM
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Trust me, when circumstances deny one the joy of riding, it really does suck. But there isn't anything to be done until circumstances change. Try going a couple of years without being able to ride.
Well bro, I know one thing for sure. When you do finally get yer knees in the breeze, it's gonna be on one sweet ride.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:04 PM
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My exhaust gasket burned up, so I went shopping for a new one to no avail - I at least have a place to go tomorrow for one...

I also too apart the carb to clean it. WAY simpler than I had feared. Hopefully this will sort the idling issues. I assume so as it had sat for months and probably had gas in it...
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:03 AM
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Bought this cool 1/2gal. gas tank that I will use for my build. I will mount it behind my seat like I showed in an earlier picture under the Wasp build.





Side note I will be posting some gas tanks that I will sell that are just not right for my current build.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:44 AM
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My exhaust gasket burned up, so I went shopping for a new one to no avail - I at least have a place to go tomorrow for one...

I also too apart the carb to clean it. WAY simpler than I had feared. Hopefully this will sort the idling issues. I assume so as it had sat for months and probably had gas in it...
Boygofast parts on eBay are much better quality than the stock parts. The aftermarket exhaust gasket is actually metal cored. I wore out 2 Dremel sanding drums fitting it to the port. It won't blow out like the stock ones.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:56 PM
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Finally got my welding rod so got to fire up the new welder... HF 80Amp inverter stick welder...

Had an old voodoo pipe and cut it apart to make it fit my bike...Welds weren't pretty, found the close heat setting towards the end of the project.....

Bike runs smoother now with more bottom end pickup and wot it just keeps revving.....I need a little more back pressure.... Sounds like a little dirt bike.....

Nice to have exhaust noise behind me, maybe i can hear my tunes now....

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:57 PM
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And yes thats rust on my chain and everything else... I live in a permanent saltbath.....
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:30 PM
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And yes thats rust on my chain and everything else... I live in a permanent saltbath.....
Salt the roads in Texas a little do they?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:48 PM
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Got my HD wheels in. Brakes finally!
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