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Old 01-26-2013, 10:12 PM
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Used it to grocery shop. Brought home four cases of drinks at once! Teenie bit hard to steer with so much weight in front, but the basket didn't break!
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:31 PM
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Took the snow bike out on some naturetrails.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:45 PM
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picked up a 24" 18 speed bicycle.

next up:
disc brake forks
disc brake front wheel
put motor on.

can't wait!
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:37 AM
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I got the engine in and my electrics all redone, My cheap chinese switch assembly was starting to give me crap so I replaced it with another cheap chinese switch assembly.
I was gonna throw on the chain yesterday and give it a test ride till my lights and turn signals quit. MAYBE today?
And yeah, I'm working in my kitchen. My girl lives 13 miles away, so no woman in the house to clutter my kitchen, just the bike. I just got out of the hospital a few days ago and the shop is TOO FAR AWAY right now. And I think my Hussy likes kicking it in the house with me anyway.
Got another camera. Soon as I figure out resizing I'll post some pics.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:22 AM
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headlights, headlights, headlights....ive been struggling to find something suitable...ive done coffee can lights, flashlights, dynamo light...so lo and behold when i went to ocean state job lot the other day i saw an exterior garden light that is low voltage leds...they dont work so i switched out the housing for the bulbs and popped it on the bike...ive run it a little, but its really way too cold to ride at night to find out if its bright enough, but its bullet shaped and waterproof, and has a multifaceted reflector that inside in the dark on my 6v sla battery its enough to brighten my room...time will tell...its cast aluminum and only comes in one color: dirt. but i like the look...had to modify it slightly since it comes with a ground stake mounted by 3 screws(too narrow for vibratory reasons) hooked into a spst toggle and currently connected to the dreaded white wire, but as i mentioned earlier im going 6v sla and have my dynamo as a back up...hope you like my crap photography
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:30 AM
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Where can I buy one wickedest,that looks pretty snazzy!
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:05 PM
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They sell them at the ocean state job lots, like a discount store, but its basically a garden accent light that I ripped the guts out of and rewired to a lamp base from radio shack...fairly easy to do...i got a round lamp base with screwed terminals...i found solder in the little tabs does NOT hold up well with high vibration...in my experience it has not...they sell similar lights at home cheapo...
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:33 PM
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Peeled off the company logo thing on the clutch cover. Engine looks much more discreet now without the bright yellow label, especially since it's a black engine.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:32 PM
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The Hussy is DONE, Kinda. Motor,Check.... Electrical, Check.... Tires, Check.... New heavy duty chain,.... OOPS. The freakin chain is TOO BIG. I thought I'd be smart this time and put on the baddest, biggest, toughest chain I could get. I rolled it into the driveway and it just snagged and clunked all the way. (It's not clearing the engine case.) I guess I'm putting on an old,(but still in great shape,) smaller chain. Don't know if I'm doing it today. I've been up since 4am helping a disabled friend with a little problem he had. He's OK, I'm BEAT.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:17 AM
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Maybe you can use some of the ideas for spreading the frame for a little extra space as many have shown on this site. I know there is controversy with this approach in some ways, but if cutting, re-welding and making a "Z" shape I can't see that as a problem. The time and effort is the thing.

Kudos to you for helping your friend. I helped out a little yesterday holding onto a friends windsurf board and mine too, while he retrieved a kite surfers board that was going out with the tide. The wind was flukey and the water was nippy a bit, but the sun was shining.

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