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Old 02-09-2013, 11:00 PM
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Rode 1 1/2 mi to the grocery store today. Lost the extention that was attatched to the extendable kick stand. Wasn't tight. Need one that goes under the rear wheel- both sides. Sigh...
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:34 PM
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Yesterday I oiled up the chains on both bikes and we went for a quick cruise.. Today I cleaned all the rims with degreaser just to catch any little specs and splatters so the brakes will grab more easily. Also applied (probably) the last coat of clear coat to some parts and hung them back up to dry.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:18 PM
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Took my sidecar rig for its first test run today. Stopped at a country store to get some gas. The lady asked how much gas I wanted, when I told her 2 dollars, She looked out the window to see what I was driving. Then she asked if I was driving the old bicycle with the sidecar and everone in there had to go look at it. What a rush.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:09 PM
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Cold weather here stopped bumming me out. Put in new bearings on my rear hub . 10,000 miles on that hub. Had some month old gas . Got clocked going 50 mph down one of the BLVDs on that old gas.

My 10,000 plus old Morini engine is running like a champ


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Old 02-12-2013, 08:18 PM
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Took my sidecar rig for its first test run today. Stopped at a country store to get some gas. The lady asked how much gas I wanted, when I told her 2 dollars, She looked out the window to see what I was driving. Then she asked if I was driving the old bicycle with the sidecar and everone in there had to go look at it. What a rush.
LOL Jimmy. Really is fun to see people's reactions.

First time up my way that gas hit $4 a gallon, I liked to ride up to the pump, preferably opposite a SUV or any large vehicle and loudly complain that I had "put a dollar in just last week"

Then buzz by the folks waiting for the bus outside the DMV. (The group "W" bench for folks who could not get their licence back)

wut?
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:10 AM
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I think the only time I actually put gas directly in a past motor bikes gas tank at the gas station was one time. All the others time, I just filled up at home or on my trip got the quart from under the banana seat taped there and fill it from that.

That one time at the gas station the guy was wary of something, or it was near the shift change or something, because he just was not going to turn on the pump for me.

He said just empty the hoses. I asked are the handles locked and he said no, go ahead. Less than two hoses and I was filled up. If I had a funnel I could have filled the spare under the banana seat too. There had to be at least 6 pumps at the station.

Yea, I saw the price of gas jump and got it a few cents under 4 bucks a gallon today and whats next.

Thinking back when I was near the east coast and saw gas at 25 cents a gallon. But that was near the refineries was back when. I even got to see the oil tanker the Manhattan which was also an ice breaker that first did the North West Passage back then!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Manhattan_%281962%29

Check out the wiki on the Ice Breaker!

I'll be getting back to welding up the bracket soon for an idler pulley on the first of three belts, twin stack jack-shafts, 6 pulleys (if you count the belt clutch), that gives me the 40:1 ratio over all on the Fish Motor Bike. Its a slow mover and probably not too good on gas. Parade speeds under 5mph and also a kick aaa dirt bike hill climber when I fillet.

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:42 AM
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Made head studs from threaded rod, torqued in, and actually seat better than the stock studs...and the rod has a torque rating of 125,000psi...a bit more than needed but super sturdy...check the heads and cylinders section...oh yea, I also rode it hard for a few minutes before I froze...17 last night...
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 AM
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did some work on the 24" bicycle.

swapped the 6 speed cluster for my 7 speed mega drive (one with 34t 1st gear)
did some mesuring as well and found i'll need to get a z offset intake for the carb to clear the frame. Will need to hammer a bit at the down tube since it's too big for the motor mount to fit over.
Skarrd, If ya haven't beat up yer tube yet, STOP NOW. They make any size u-bolt you could think of that will fit around your down tube. After that it's only a plate with four holes in it. (2 for the motor, 2 for the u-bolt.) If you can't buy the right size it's real easy to just make your own mount with stuff from yer local hardware store and a drill. I've seen some folks try to beat a frame into submission like that and it looks like crap and could weaken the frame. It's your bike, build it your way. But I don't recommend beating up your frame to do it.
AND Dan, How many people do you think got the Arlo "Group W bench" reference?

Heres a link for a double U-bolt setup. A single U-bolt will work too.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160946810864...84.m1423.l2648

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:02 AM
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LOL FD. Was wondering.

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:26 PM
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Yeah Dan, Was gonna post a link to the song but it uses the "F" word for Gay and I didn't think it would be PC. The short version you posted works great. VERY FUNNY.
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