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Old 03-03-2013, 03:52 PM
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http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ps37dde7c2.jpg

and that it what I did to my newest motor bike today.......
cloud 9 seat is awesome!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:18 PM
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Yeah, cloud9 seats are great. I get them for about $20. There are 2 models that are my favorite, the men's sport seat (solid foam innards) and the men's sport seat with the cut-out.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:22 PM
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Biked home for about 5 miles today as my gas started leaking/flowing out through the air filter while driving. Needless to say my motor is as clean as a whistle after wiping away all the gas.

Shopping around for carb now probably as this is the 4th time this has happened.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:51 PM
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croblesjr, is there a reason why you cannot clean and adjust the float and float valve inside the carburetor? There may be nothing wrong with the carburetor you have that a little TLC can't fix.
Also, are you using a quality inline fuel filter?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:34 PM
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Made a mirror mount for my right side mirror out of an old brake lever clamp. I cut off the part that used to hold the brake lever with a hacksaw, and threaded the mirror through the hole where the allen bolt went that was normally used to tighten it. Now the bolts on the mirror stem tighten the clamp. It works like a charm. My left brake lever/hand control already has a mirror mount built in. This bike will have a cent. clutch (4stroke), so the front brake is on the left and the rear brake is coaster.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:40 PM
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BButtaB- That's the kind of tinkering I love to see! Need it- make it- got it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:01 PM
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croblesjr, is there a reason why you cannot clean and adjust the float and float valve inside the carburetor? There may be nothing wrong with the carburetor you have that a little TLC can't fix.
Also, are you using a quality inline fuel filter?
Hmm good question about the fuel filter. I've taken the carburetor apart before and cleaned it up after the first time. I guess I just over looked something I'll go over it again just have to wake up before everyone else does in the house to be able to do anything to the bike. I'll give it another go.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:10 AM
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BButtaB- That's the kind of tinkering I love to see! Need it- make it- got it.
That's why my title is Motorbike MacGyver, lol.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:23 PM
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When I got home the other day after a pot-hole filled ride I had a rim full of spaghetti under me, so I pulled the rear wheel today to check the spokes. Pretty much every one was so loose I could finger tighten over a turn per spoke. I pulled the tire off and stripped the rim tape out, then dropped the wheel into another frame and went all the way around tightening spokes, checking for true against a strip of cardboard I taped across the chainstays. Found the axle-nut on the cassette side was a little loose so I snugged that up. Replaced the rim tape, put the tire and tube back on it, remounted it on the beast and went for a test run.

After about a ten minute ride, I pulled over and checked them again only to find they were almost all loose again. Went around the rim and tightened them all up and rode home. They stayed firm for the run home, but I had to true the rim a bit more, it still had a slight warp making it rub the brake pad once per turn. I'll take it for another ride tomorrow, and see how it does.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:42 AM
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spokes and nipples can strip out, especially on soft steel spokes (like old schwinns).

Sometimes it's just needed to experience how much tension is required to keep them put. I like to use rubbing alcohol to "lube" the spoke threads, and prevent spoke twist with a padded pliers.
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