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Old 01-28-2013, 10:34 PM
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Made a new intake manifold for my HF 79cc. I was having trouble getting it to ideal right. Checked the manifold and one of my welds leaked. The new one works great. runs right now.

Also helped my brother build a trailer to pull behind his bike. Think I'm going to make me one.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 PM
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Made a new intake manifold for my HF 79cc. I was having trouble getting it to ideal right. Checked the manifold and one of my welds leaked. The new one works great. runs right now.

Also helped my brother build a trailer to pull behind his bike. Think I'm going to make me one.
I got a kid's trailer off craigslist for $25. The way it's made the load is totally inbetween the bike wheel and the cart wheels. I have some 1"x1" .063 wall square tubing I'll be making a 2'x4' flatbed with hooks to fasten things down like an aluminum box and other stuff...when I get the bike done
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:39 AM
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I got a kid's trailer off craigslist for $25. The way it's made the load is totally inbetween the bike wheel and the cart wheels. I have some 1"x1" .063 wall square tubing I'll be making a 2'x4' flatbed with hooks to fasten things down like an aluminum box and other stuff...when I get the bike done
That should haul anything your bike would want to pull. I'm not sure how big I'll make for mine yet. My brothers flat bed is 23"x26", with 20" wheels. Mine will be a flat bed also, as soon as I find a tote I like that will be the size of the bed.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:48 AM
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Switched my lighting system from engine powered to rechargeable 6.4volt battery...had everything all set when one of my wires started smoking...apparently the wire was steel wire? I really must not have been paying any attention at all when I wired up the headlight...but its fixed, and all wired in...i even had the lights on for an hour straight with nearly 0.5volt discharge...not bad...but it took freaking forever and its nerve racking...going to bed still smelling the burnt flux..


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Old 01-30-2013, 10:09 AM
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Switched my lighting system from engine powered to rechargeable 6.4volt battery...had everything all set when one of my wires started smoking...apparently the wire was steel wire? I really must not have been paying any attention at all when I wired up the headlight...but its fixed, and all wired in...i even had the lights on for an hour straight with nearly 0.5volt discharge...not bad...but it took freaking forever and its nerve racking...going to bed still smelling the burnt flux..


Never a good feeling knowing something almost burned your bike/vehicle down, is it? lol
Did that to the radio in my project truck not too long ago.


Been riding it a bit here lately. Had one of my friends over monday, I warmed the bike up and let him ride it. He had ridden it before, but the carb wasn't working all that great and it was cold.
I didn't realize how loud my bike was until I could track him around the neighborhood just by the exhaust.


In other news, thinking about grinding and smoothing the head. Any suggestions?


Also, anybody ever done a stroker build on one of these engines?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:29 AM
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Never a good feeling knowing something almost burned your bike/vehicle down, is it? lol
Did that to the radio in my project truck not too long ago.


Been riding it a bit here lately. Had one of my friends over monday, I warmed the bike up and let him ride it. He had ridden it before, but the carb wasn't working all that great and it was cold.
I didn't realize how loud my bike was until I could track him around the neighborhood just by the exhaust.


In other news, thinking about grinding and smoothing the head. Any suggestions?



Also, anybody ever done a stroker build on one of these engines?

LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES!
Just smoked a wire redoing my electrics too. I ran out of fuses for my inline and had it rigged. Got some new fuses quick.
And on the head. Wet/dry paper and a sheet of glass.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:38 PM
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Today was "Clear Coat #1" for a project I've been working (albeit very slowly) on. Now I'm waiting on a call from the local Fastenal to let me know when the M6 rod I ordered is in.
Also made a trip out to a local bike shop, "Our Community Bikes", and scored an old style bullet light for $3. I may have to spend a little bit to get it back to working, but it'll go well on the cruiser. It just needs a bit of rust cleaned off it and polishing up. Pretty cool place, they have bins and shelves full of just about everything you could need, if you have the time to go through them.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:16 PM
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Another thing from the bike shop trip today was a couple of different seat posts. Harley still wasn't satisfied with the height of the seat on her bike, so I swapped to a different style of post.

On the right is the post it had, the one on the left is the replacement.

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Now she can touch the ground with both feet at stops.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:19 PM
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LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES!
Just smoked a wire redoing my electrics too. I ran out of fuses for my inline and had it rigged. Got some new fuses quick.
And on the head. Wet/dry paper and a sheet of glass.
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I agree! I've had people THINK about pulling out in front of me, until they hear mah pipes!


Alright, what's the glass for? Leveling?
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:23 PM
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glass block is used for finishing something you want really flat.
a little water under the wet/dry paper and it sticks like glue.
i use a piece of polished granite.
didnt do anything to my bike today,but do want to take it for a snow ride.
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