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Old 12-02-2012, 11:25 AM
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the beer...arrr..... was disposed of in a series of large drinks

and left me wondering...hmmmm that could be a fuel tank.
Yep, Liquid inspiration. Been there, Done that.
But it didn't usually work out as well for me.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:37 AM
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I finally made a custom dual brake lever .. I used the 3 hole motor mount plate I got in a M/B kit a while back drilled a 3/8 hole on the aluminum lever slid in an "aluminum anchor pole" cut up part off of an air tool fitting I had , that was a little loose fitting so I drilled in a set screw in the middle where the cable would be on a normal brake set up that seems to hold OK for now.

I had to use that derailleur screw on the bottom cable, because I was afraid the small lead ball "anchor" would pull through the aluminum anchor pole "I didn't have the standard brake cable with the larger lead anchor "Top Cable" Works great with a little adjusting & it stops on a dime.

You can adjust it so ether there is minimal front and lots of rear , or just the opposite. My brother hit's me with the " now you have reduced yourself to a single part complete failure system "Mr Technical himself" IN other words if one part fails you wont have any brakes at all

I can appreciate that I told him , however I said before I did this I only had a half way decent front brake "that was non existent if it was raining" for over 2 years whats your point .. he shut up after that



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Old 12-02-2012, 12:50 PM
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Dude, Do you know Soup? Did ya get into his liquid inspiration a little?
Looks like it will work just fine, but ya do know about this, right?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...==&refid=store
I saw the NEW STYLE while I was looking this up, this is the old style and I think I like it better.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:24 PM
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so i had won an auction for an old school dynamo light...6 volt, 6 watt generator...the mount screws that came with it were too small for my larger diameter front fork tubes...had to go to the local nuts and bolts joint to get some new hardware...got it installed with a brand new light bulb from radio shack and even in the day time i can see the brightness of the bulb...i think it looks slick...and only time will tell how well the little bugger holds up...enjoy the pics...
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:05 PM
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so i had won an auction for an old school dynamo light...6 volt, 6 watt generator...the mount screws that came with it were too small for my larger diameter front fork tubes...had to go to the local nuts and bolts joint to get some new hardware...got it installed with a brand new light bulb from radio shack and even in the day time i can see the brightness of the bulb...i think it looks slick...and only time will tell how well the little bugger holds up...enjoy the pics...
The only problem I have with generated lights is that when ya stop, NO LIGHT. At stop signs and red lights, Or just pulled over to the side of the road, This could be a problem with the mostly BLIND people driving cars. But as long as your happy with it that all that counts.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:12 PM
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I finally made a custom dual brake lever .. I used the 3 hole motor mount plate I got in a M/B kit a while back drilled a 3/8 hole on the aluminum lever slid in an "aluminum anchor pole" cut up part off of an air tool fitting I had , that was a little loose fitting so I drilled in a set screw in the middle where the cable would be on a normal brake set up that seems to hold OK for now.

I had to use that derailleur screw on the bottom cable, because I was afraid the small lead ball "anchor" would pull through the aluminum anchor pole "I didn't have the standard brake cable with the larger lead anchor "Top Cable" Works great with a little adjusting & it stops on a dime.

You can adjust it so ether there is minimal front and lots of rear , or just the opposite.
Nice, good work.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:12 PM
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Threw on an expansion chamber... seems like it has a little more bottom end power which is what I was hoping for
niiice, what pipe did you go with?
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:22 PM
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Nice, good work.
Thank you very much...
It only took around an hour or so I have so many nuts and bolts collected over the years "Stainless mostly" so Every time I need a screw or a nut or a bolt..didn't have to run out to the store "thank god" that can really take the wind out of my inspirational sails.

I need to get the same size cables so it will look more uniform that screw on the bottom anchor really kills it .. then perhaps paint it ll black & round of the square edges with the dremel.
Thanks again ...you tooo Faddy!!

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:45 PM
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so i had won an auction for an old school dynamo light...6 volt, 6 watt generator...the mount screws that came with it were too small for my larger diameter front fork tubes...had to go to the local nuts and bolts joint to get some new hardware...got it installed with a brand new light bulb from radio shack and even in the day time i can see the brightness of the bulb...i think it looks slick...and only time will tell how well the little bugger holds up...enjoy the pics...
That's AWESOME man I love the old stuff like this that stood the test of time if this was made in the 40's 50's or even the 60's you can expect many more good years of life back then they really made stuff to last not like now days where they intentionally make stuff that will break in several months of use so you will buy a new one, What they fail to realize that it this exact way of thinking that will put them out of business because people like me wont go bu another one from them I will spend more on a different one!

Example years ago I went to a job this lil old lady had an old Grundfos well pump "in her basement , her primary source for water in her house " the pumps bearing were kind of loud ..expected in a 60 year old pump she wanted a brand new pump i took her old one apart and saw it had a beautiful bronze impeller and diffuser not in use any more because "they all lasted way to long" they are all plastic now and if a new pump runs dry for 5 minutes it a melted mess.

So I convinced her to let me replace the bearings in her old pump after we fired it up it was a quiet as it was when her husband put it in 60 years prior I showed her the 60 year old beautiful bronze impeller compared to the brand new plastic junk one she wanted to buy and she was so grateful I didn't take advantage of her and only charged her $125.00 for parts, materials, and labor


I gave her a break on the 4 hour labor bill also." I even repainted it" I just could t remove that old pump and put in a crappy new one then charge her the $650 bucks it would have cost her in good conscience. & that pumps still running today!!

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:53 PM
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That's AWESOME man I love the old stuff like this that stood the test of time if this was made in the 40's 50's or even the 60's you can expect many more good years of life back then they really made stuff to last not like now days where they intentionally make stuff that will break in several months of use so you will buy a new one, What they fail to realize that it this exact way of thinking that will put them out of business because people like me wont go bu another one from them I will spend more on a different one!

Example years ago I went to a job this lil old lady had an old Grundfos well pump "in her basement , her primary source for water in her house " the pumps bearing were kind of loud ..expected in a 60 year old pump she wanted a brand new pump i took her old one apart and saw it had a beautiful bronze impeller and diffuser not in use any more because "they all lasted way to long" they are all plastic now and if a new pump runs dry for 5 minutes it a melted mess.

So I convinced her to let me replace the bearings in her old pump after we fired it up it was a quiet as it was when her husband put it in 60 years prior I showed her the 60 year old beautiful bronze impeller compared to the brand new plastic junk one she wanted to buy and she was so grateful I didn't take advantage of her and only charged her $125.00 for parts, materials, and labor


I gave her a break on the 4 hour labor bill also." I even repainted it" I just could t remove that old pump and put in a crappy new one then charge her the $650 bucks it would have cost her in good conscience. & that pumps still running today!!
And thats probably why neither one of us are rich. I do stuff like that all the time. Everyone says I give people too big of a break on things. I figured it would all come back to me, you know, Karma or something. I'm still kinda waiting.
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